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Amanita muscaria

By Glynn
or Fly Agaric is one of the fungi associated with the Aminita family. Laplanders still scatter this mushroom in the snow to round up reindeer.
Incidentally, the urine of people who eat the mushroom contains substantial quantities of the isoxazole derivatives that produce an 'intoxicating' effect. Impoverished Lapps knew this, and collected the urine round the huts of rich Lapps who indulged in the mushroom at Christmas parties so that they could get high - some people


8 images focussed stacked manually in Phhotoshop. Edited, curves, crop & sharpen.

Tags: Fungi Mushroom Glynn Toadstool Fly agaric Lincolnshire Amanita muscaria Wildlife and nature

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 11:03AM
Beautiful shotGrin

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Cormy Plus
10 3 England
7 Jan 2012 11:05AM
That's a beauty.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 11:17AM
A really good capture. Carole
franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 11:26AM

7 Jan 2012 11:34AM
super dof
exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
7 Jan 2012 11:35AM
Hi GlynnSmile
Beautiful light & detail & tone.
you & Barbara have a lovely weekend
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
7 Jan 2012 11:57AM
Love the write-up, GlynnWink What a beautiful image, too, perfectly presented. Carol
Joline Plus
11 29 53 United States
7 Jan 2012 12:04PM
The write up is fascinating....the things you learn here.SmileSmileSmile
I am enjoying the little green sprouts as much as the mushroom. The image is fabulous.
7 Jan 2012 12:36PM
Awesome image. The end result of your post production is a gem. BTW, I found the background information amazing.
Glynn Plus
11 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 12:51PM
Thank you all for your comments. I am pleased that you like my write up, I think it is as important as the image.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
7 Jan 2012 2:49PM
Excellent detail and dof. Really stunning. Very interesting write up. I wonder what the poor people did with the urine after they collected it. Hopefully just sniffed it, which seems really awful too...............Sandy
Superb shot
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 7:55PM
An interesting narrative Glynn

Please accept a well deserved RC

Goggz Plus
10 2.3k 72 Wales
7 Jan 2012 8:24PM
Jeez Glynn, Now you're telling me I can't try focus stacking????

Nice pic except the b/g has some Jpeg layering artefacts.
Hope all's well with you and HNY!!
Cheers, Goggz
Terrific macro!
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
8 Jan 2012 8:03PM
Love the colours & composition I.G.Great moss !
Just watch that banding I can see on the bg if you print this one.

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