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By magda_indigo  

The magic world of mushrooms!

The Buna Shimeji is highly esteemed in Japan where cultivation techniques were first developed.
In nature, Buna Shimeji grows on wood, often on beech trees hence the common name Beech Mushroom, an oyster-like mushrooms.

It is a slow growing mushroom, taking over 100 days from planting to harvest, the fairly slow growth probably adds to superior texture and flavour.

This group of edible mushrooms, native to East Asia, is a mycorrhizal fungus (similar to porcini and truffles)!

Not advised to eat raw, rather a bitter taste that disappears completely when cooked!
I love trying new things… not just in the studio…
Photograph them and then eat your props, lol!

Bon appétit!
THANX, M, (*_*)

Tags: General Close-up and macro Flash and lighting Buna-shimeji mushroom beech-mushrooms

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Hugeknot 16 1.2k 2 Iceland
17 Oct 2008 2:13PM
Wonderful! we can learn a lot from mushrooms.
mattmatic 17 598
17 Oct 2008 2:13PM
That's not a mushroom - that's a city!!
NeilM 15 England
17 Oct 2008 2:27PM
beautiful image.

BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 2:34PM
An amazing shot.
17 Oct 2008 2:40PM
Great shot, looks like it comes from way down in the sea.
porty2003 18 97 Scotland
17 Oct 2008 3:17PM
A great 'study' of mushrooms,and a nice bowl of soup afterwards!!.Nice shot.
17 Oct 2008 4:46PM
They look good enough to eat!........Oh, you can, well no wonder, great shot and lighting.
Ricardo xxxx
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
17 Oct 2008 4:49PM
What a superb collection. And photographed brilliantly.
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 4:49PM
Wonderful image.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 583 England
17 Oct 2008 8:12PM
A different 'shroom image,love the darkness & the detail is spot on.
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
18 Oct 2008 8:40AM
A superb shot, Magda.
18 Oct 2008 5:07PM
That is definitely a WOW Set of Shrooms, Magda.....Absolutely LUV this!

You've been Mega-Muffed....LOL!

Congrats on the Megamuff Award...Smile

Have a wonderful weekend and Lotsa Hugs,
Suz xxx
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 4:08PM
Strange, mysterious and intriguing. Beautifully composed.

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