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Fly Agaric

By jelsmack
Took this on Friday at Center parcs in Cumbria. When we first saw it, it looked so perfect we thought it was artificial, as did a few others judging by the looks of disbelief as I climbed up on the wall and lay on my stomach for a better shot - exit my children, who pretended not to know me! My hubby also doubted me and suggested we come back after dark to see a light shining out of it. As further uploads will show, it WAS real!!
Might not win me any prizes for best photo, but was certainly the best specimen I have ever seen in my life, it was stunning.

Tags: Mushroom Flowers and plants Toadstool Fly agaric

Voters: Mikey_S, McKenzie, Mr_Grimesdale and 21 more

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17 Oct 2006 8:03PM
Spectacular specimen very well captured. Was particularly looking for one of these but couldn't find any in my neck of the woods. Will keep looking. Great shot,


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TerryBaxter 13 11
17 Oct 2006 9:38PM
Best of its ilk yet. By a long chalk.
Blenkinsopp 13 320 4 England
18 Oct 2006 5:06AM
lovely capture of a perfect specimen
piccy 13 8 Wales
18 Oct 2006 4:16PM
I went there last year and the fungi and mushrooms were excellent. Nice shot.
Kool_Kat 13 166 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2006 7:34AM
wonderful capture
Scott_Scot 14 4 4 Scotland
26 Oct 2006 7:09PM
Hi Sandra, that is one amazing fungi!!!
Love the wee baby pushing up beside also.


See you soon

maryo 13
29 Oct 2006 7:07PM
Fab picture. I was taking some pictures of all sorts of mushrooms in Scotland recently but none as nice as that one.Thanks for your tips and I too am getting to enjoy this site
Buffalo_Tom Plus
13 2.3k 9 Wales
31 Oct 2006 10:08PM
I love this picture. I believe fairies live in these

Toms wife Nichola
bebrox 13
14 Nov 2006 5:55PM
Gorgeous photo!

Great DOF.

I tried to get a shot of this species of fungi but failed to capture the colour, the light was poor and I had to resort to a flash, I didn't have my tripod.

Well Done Sandra!
Jasbe 14 116 England
17 Nov 2006 4:48PM
I love the colours in these mushrooms, great shot.
10 Mar 2007 10:09AM
Nice close up,wonderful detail captured,well done.

Mikey_S 12 England
18 Mar 2007 3:36PM
Great shot - I didn't see these last time I was at Center Parcs !!
20 Aug 2007 3:33PM
It is stunning, it's beautiful and very well captured. Love the red and the sharpness of the whole. Excellent Shot.

gerrymac 12 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2007 5:15PM
Love it again,I'd love to add a fairy to some of those shroom shots
14 Oct 2007 2:43PM
great capture and the colours are outstanding
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 4:52PM
Magical and baby peeping through too!
twygge 15
14 Oct 2007 5:56PM
Great shot - nice composition, good light, well taken. Gets my vote!
tazaa14 12 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2007 7:13PM
God you thought i was good this shot is fantastic DOF is perfect i might have considered cloning out the stray mushroom however in these circumstances it helps make the photo fantastic

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