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Having never seen one of these before on my travels, I went to an Arboretum last week and found loads of them.

Quite a few had holes in them but these two had as yet not been touched.

The second shot shows just how prolific they were.

Thanks for looking and for your continued support.

Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:My first Fly Agaric
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:21 Oct 2010 - 8:25 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Fly agaric, Fungi, Mushroom, Toadstool, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful colour and light, beautifully captured, Annette. I've never seen one of these beauties, and certainly have no chance of every finding one here! Carol

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:32 AM

Congrats on your first FA, guessing you didn't want to get your knees dirty Smile
Nice capture
Richard

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:39 AM

Beautiful specimens! Which arboretum did you find them in?

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:46 AM

two wonderful captures brilliant detail and colours v1 for me toady a cracker nice one Wink
andy

mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:50 AM

First one?...bloomin' eck Annette, they're both very good but for me, V2 has the edge simply for showing them all in a slightly different context to the normal shroom shot
Mike

Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:51 AM

Lovely shot. colours and composition. Well done.
Alvar

paddyman
paddyman  566 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2010 - 8:51 AM

Super collection of fungi,well done.
Alec.

gingerdelight
21 Oct 2010 - 8:53 AM

Just beautiful and I love V2 with them all in situ.
Carol

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 8:56 AM

Good details and colours Annette, like the wider view too.
Regards Richard

SteveH1978
21 Oct 2010 - 8:57 AM

Two beautiful shots, V1 is just super and the composition is spot on. The crop on V2 is good too.

Steve

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
21 Oct 2010 - 9:03 AM

Thanks Richard, if I'd have got down on my knees I would never have got up again !
Thanks Karen, the arboretum is next door to Castle Howard, it's so tranquil there with huge wide open spaces. It belongs to Kew I believe.

My first one - obviously I have led a very sheltered life, I must get out more.

Last Modified By Nettles at 21 Oct 2010 - 9:04 AM
KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84277 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 9:20 AM

Ah, Yorkshire...................a bit far for me! Sad

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 9:38 AM

V1 really is just perfect ... lucky you to find them and do them such justice...
first class work

tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 9:44 AM

Excellent capture. Very nice of you to include V2; it gives one some idea regarding its natural setting.

Last Modified By tashi at 21 Oct 2010 - 9:46 AM
Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 10:13 AM

Nice pair of images. Paul Smile

Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 11:07 AM

2 excellent shots,
Alan

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 11:21 AM

V 1 is an excellent close-up, the detail in the subject captured so well and beautifully lit, whilst I do like V 2 showing the bigger picture, and with a crop that cuts out unnecessary distractions around. Nice work, Annette.
Ronnie.

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 11:35 AM

2 lovely shots of these so photogenic 'shrooms! Like all the other fungi, they seem to have enjoyed a wonderful year. Like the perfect stage of the young in V1 but lovely seeing the scattering in V2 likewise.

Ann

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 11:44 AM

Wonderful set of image all very beautiful indeed.V1 is my favorite,
saeid

Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 12:31 PM

Super light and comp in V1 and thanks for V2 for showing the normal habitat.
Paul

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1020 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 12:47 PM

V1 is gorgeous, but V2 is unusual, it's not often people hold back and give the bigger picture.
Moira

lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 12:50 PM

Happy to make this 30!!!! wow, there are a lot there! i am very jealous.. been out hunting this morning and no luck Sad x x

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 1:36 PM

A fine example Annette.

Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 2:42 PM

Great shot, I like your gallery.

acousticmist
21 Oct 2010 - 3:35 PM

Well spotted (literally) and well captured..........martin

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 4:04 PM

Fairytale perfect.
Two lovely shots, well done.
(I saw my first only last year in woods
near York)

B.

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 4:17 PM

These are so photogenic ~ such an eye-catching image.

Albert

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 4:42 PM

My favourite colour red Annette,so can't go wrong here !!
Super shots.
Mick.

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 6:12 PM

Excellent detail in #1

cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2010 - 6:17 PM

Great shots Annette, lovely comp and detail.
Cheesey.

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 6:40 PM

Both good Annette, but #1 is a ripper - good work...Bill

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 7:36 PM

v1 for the detail and v2 for the view.well shot.

Dave_Holdham
21 Oct 2010 - 8:45 PM

Beautiful colour and light, love them both.

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 9:20 PM

Excellent captures Annette - I found my first last year and have seen a couple more in the same location this year, so hopefully you will too.
Helen

Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2010 - 10:31 PM

v2 is just magic

paree

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 7:50 AM

Grand shot Lass, have a walk around Ray Woods you will find more.

Rock

akhtarkhan
akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2010 - 10:02 AM

Wonderful set of great shots. Lovely rich colours and detial.
Skhtar

Nettles
Nettles  7 England
22 Oct 2010 - 10:59 AM

Who's this chap Ray Woods that I have to walk around ?

Not heard of the place, must look it up.
Thanks Rock
Annette

Last Modified By Nettles at 22 Oct 2010 - 11:00 AM
mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
22 Oct 2010 - 10:31 PM

Stunning shots! Well taken.

barmymarny
22 Oct 2010 - 10:45 PM

Well done Annette. Know what's for breakies now then?! Noooo Don'tttttt.

Marilyn x

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9885 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2010 - 1:41 AM

superb shots Annette nice to see you posting again
Neil

Jovana63
Jovana63  4 Canada
23 Oct 2010 - 3:14 AM

Both are very good! I prefer V1! Amazing shots!

panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2010 - 3:22 PM

Looks like they are straight out of a Walt Disney film, well captured.

Regards Phil

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2010 - 5:31 PM

Such a wonderful find, beautiful specimens Annette,
Geoff.

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2010 - 12:33 PM

Wonderful set with beautiful color and amazing detail, Patti

stephenscott
29 Oct 2010 - 9:54 AM

Outstanding detailed image,well spotted and taken..

Steve..

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2010 - 11:45 PM

Two dam fine shots Annette, I can't remember seeing any of these before, I don't think they are found in the types of woodland found in Gloucestershire/Herefordshire

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2010 - 10:53 PM

Two great shots, v1 an excellent close up, and v2 is brilliant as it has the air of a fairy tale place.
Johanna

pankaj_dutta
2 Nov 2010 - 5:06 AM

Beautiful capture. I love the image.
PANKAJ

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