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42/52: Tiny Mushrooms

By sherlob    
Thank you for your kind words on my last upload.

Whilst caring for my Dad I went for a walk to Willow Bank in Barnsley in search of mushrooms to photograph - I needed some air and a picture for the week. I have no clue as to what species these are, but they were tiny - no bigger than the projections on the moss around them and hardly higher than the edge of a £1 coin. My Dad introduced me to photography and he enjoyed the hobby enormously throughout his life. Sadly, he passed away within an hour or so of my taking this shot and therefore didn't get to see it. However, amongst his belongings I found the following poem - it seems fitting to refer to it here - I think he would have approved:

A flash of white amongst the green;
a little corner scarcely seen.
Oh, Wordsworth keep your daffodils,
this is the sight to give me thrills.
A sight to set the heart aflutter,
nicely fried in garlic butter.
A quick look around, a fence to leap,
and now they’re in my pocket deep.
What if to pick I jumped a fence?
It does no good to take offence.
I’ve eaten all the evidence.

Mushrooms (Eric Keen)

Tags: Fungi Mushrooms Autumn Close-up and macro Tiny Caps Moss 1 of 52 project 1 of 52

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
27 Oct 2020 7:35PM
Tiny and perfectly captured.
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
27 Oct 2020 7:40PM
Well isolated !! DOF perfect.
27 Oct 2020 9:13PM
Well done Adam. David
Angi_Wallace Plus
12 293 11 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 12:59AM
So sorry for your loss, it is good that you have lovely memories of doing things like this with him

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