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"Porcelain Fungi"

By RonnieAG
Porcelain Fungi on a fallen beech tree: V 2 is posted just to give an indication of the jungle I had to negotiate and perhaps explains why I came home rather mucky, and at the same time shows where V 1 was situated.

My thanks to all who commented on Yellow on Black, and with special thanks to Carol {Caziwinkle's} for her cherished User Award.


Tags: Fungi Flowers and plants Beech tree Porcelain

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User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 12:39PM
Beautiful captures, I like V1 best. Smile

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Good lighting Ronnie, your choice of angle shows these off perfectly, well spotted and presented.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Nov 2013 1:01PM
A wonderful 'shroom family, well captured. Carol
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 1:05PM

Quote:explains why I came home rather mucky

I used to do that when I was five RonnieWinkBlushTongue..... Hope you wasnt in troubleSad
Well worth a night in the "doghouse"Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 1:10PM
A fine collection Ronnie very beautifully captured - I loved your story about getting so mucky!
ColleenA Plus
5 362 6 Australia
6 Nov 2013 1:10PM
Great images Ronnie....I think we all arrive home mucky when we are out capturing nature...
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 1:17PM
It's one thing my grandson getting mucky but a grown man - really Ronnie!!!!
the things we do to ge the shot.
Looks like you have a very fine crop of fungi in PCP.
A very photgenic crop here with so many images if you could get in the right position.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Nov 2013 1:22PM
But just look at what you found. A whole community of little fungi. I like getting mucky, it's so worthwhile. Great images Ronnie.
6 Nov 2013 1:36PM
Both excellent images Ronnie..Lin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 1:47PM
those fungi just dont look real .....
looks like a wonderful place to take photos...and get mucky!!!!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 1:50PM
excellent images,

Ali Grin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Nov 2013 2:14PM
The fungi are so delightful--tiny and unique growing all together-- You have made a great image of them!

Mucky-- name of the game--- we have some woods like your image, not nearly so nice, down by the creek--- We call the area the SCARY WOODS!
6 Nov 2013 2:24PM
Fine compositions Ronnie, like the detail in V1 which is my favourite,
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
6 Nov 2013 2:54PM
Excellent light on this fine composition!! Good detail well presented.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
6 Nov 2013 2:58PM
Just like real porcelain..............very delicate (V1) which is my favourite..................GrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 3:14PM
Such fine composition here Ronnie - well worth a little dirt on the knees!! Tongue

6 Nov 2013 3:56PM
Two beautiful shots, lovely light and detail.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
6 Nov 2013 3:57PM
This is a fine example of a wonderful image but not showing the whole story behind it, I often think that I wish the viewer knew what i went through to get the shot.

Nice to see the bigger picture.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 4:12PM
Having trouble here deciding which of these two super shots is my favourite. I think I'll go for V2 as it is an excellent composition with great colour and detail.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 4:26PM
A beautifully observed close up of this wonderful species of fungi. However for me the star of the show is image number two. Wonderfully green and lush, almost tropical...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Nov 2013 4:27PM
Looks so delicate Ronnie.
A bit of porcelain you wont put in the dishwasher !!
Good shots.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 4:40PM
I can just imagine lots of fairies about and in between the fungi.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 4:41PM
An excellent shot of the fungi in their habitat Ronnie.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Nov 2013 5:27PM
...... isn't it handy when they're in a tree off the ground though Smile and this variety does reflect the light so well off their shiny caps.

6 Nov 2013 6:01PM
Excellent composition and exposure, Ronnie. I really like this one and well worth getting a bit mucky to capture.
6 Nov 2013 6:03PM
V1 is outstanding Ronnie, and deserves being awarded, so here's mine for starters Wink

John Smile
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 6:18PM
A very interesting group of Porcelain fungi. Dirty knees are an occupational hazard when photographing fungiSmile

6 Nov 2013 6:35PM
I am very impressed at the lengths you went to, Ronnie!
V1 is a real feast - for the eyes, that is!

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 6:40PM
Beautiful setSmile

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Nov 2013 6:44PM
like a group of dancing lights. Fantastic detail Ronnie!
Just discovered v2 it is a stunner, wonderful greens
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 7:23PM
Another cracking shot Ronnie, I have never seen these except in photographs.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 7:45PM
Been on your knees again Ronnie, to get these lovely shots.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
6 Nov 2013 7:51PM
Can't help but be a heathen, Ronnie, and say they remind me of a fleet of Starship Enterprises out of Star Trek...not a trekkie, are you?Wink

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Nov 2013 8:01PM
V1 - Superb ' shroom' image Ronnie. Interesting to see the location.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Nov 2013 8:15PM
Delicate details

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Nov 2013 9:28PM
Brilliant imagesSmile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
6 Nov 2013 9:46PM
Terrific shot, Ronnie. Well worth getting mucky.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 9:47PM
Excellent Ronnie,Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 11:36PM
Love the delicacy of V1 and the robust terrain in v2.
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 8:34AM
Nicely captured Ronnie.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
7 Nov 2013 9:09AM
You were really getting down and dirty Ronnie TongueGrin. But well worth a bit of muck for this lovely shot. beautiful light and those fungi are glistening beautifully. That would be great to photograph with all it's fungi. Moira
V1 is brilliant Ronnie. The fungi at bottom really does look like porcelain !

7 Nov 2013 4:37PM
Some interesting shapes here Ronnie and there is certainly a look of delicate porcelain about the fungi. Reminds me of those flying saucer sweets!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2013 4:53PM
Well seen and the image has the fungi sharp and with their sheen. I particularly love V2 showing them in context, looks like a fantasy forest!
Beautiful work Ronnie, the little family of mushrooms clinging to the tree are quite delightful.
I also love V2 with that bough hanging down and forming a wonderful diagonal across the woodland scene.
I can well imagine how mucky you got getting into the mushrooms.

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 12:07PM
Excellent images of something so delicate. Wonderful composition (under difficult circumstances) and well exposed. Well done!
PS Is there no end to the wonders of your garden?
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 2:11PM
They really do look as delicate as porcelain!
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 9:39PM
Splendid shots & esp. love V2
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
9 Nov 2013 6:38AM
How delightful is V1 but V2 has so much more that meets the eye.
Muck will always wash off with the aids of today, the capture is worth it
all in the end…….WinkWinkWink
9 Nov 2013 9:50AM
A lovely shot Ronnie - they always make me think of a block of flats for fairies. One of my children asked me this question many years ago. A
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
9 Nov 2013 10:46AM
Superb work, Ronnie - love both images but V1 just has the edge for me . You have brought out the textures and tones of the Porcelains beautifully and I love the composition.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Nov 2013 7:08PM
It looks like you had an enjoyable time hunting for fungi in the forest Ronnie, I must upload some of the ones I took at Crickley Hill when i finally get round to downloading them and editing them!Blush
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 6:39AM
You've captured the Magic of the place very very well Ronnie... Grin

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