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Penny Bun

By MossyOak  
V1 A pair of my favourite eaters, The Penny Bun or Cep (Boletus Edulis)
V2 Not to be eaten (you'll only do it once, trust me)

This is one of the most sort after culinary mushrooms. Young specimens can be eaten raw in salads. They have strong mushroom flavour when cooked. Once dried, it is excellent for flavouring soups, sauces, stocks.

But with the influx of Eastern Europeans very hard to find quality specimens nowadays as they are out early and strip the woods bare unfortunately, taking more than they can eat.

Many thanks for the CC's on yesterdays upload

Tags: Fungi Mushroom Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Cep Penny bun D and d Boletus edulis

Voters: Brian_Scott, DCox, annettep38 and 53 more

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DCox 5 7 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 2:53PM
a couple of cracking shots, taking them from a low angle really emphasises their stature.

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Nov 2012 2:58PM
gorgeous light on both. excellent POV. And, no slug holes. How much soil, leaves and branches did you have to remove round them?
I'm drooling. We had a wonderful harvest this year, I'd happily have some more, it was a one week glory and I can only go for them on weekends. Nevertheless, we got 5 meals out of it.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
8 Nov 2012 2:59PM
This were both taken on a beanbag. I always like to get to their level and its fun laying in the mud, preparing the area for the final shot. All in all each fungi image can take about 30 minutes to get after gardening the area and getting the right angle and background
Bin liners and knee pads Wink
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Nov 2012 3:01PM
Two fine capture here Richard, well worked.
Hope all is well with you
Regards Richard
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
8 Nov 2012 3:01PM
The inclusion of the caterpillar is a good addition. Would have been great to see him on the top of the left hand one.
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
8 Nov 2012 3:08PM

Quote:The inclusion of the caterpillar is a good addition. Would have been great to see him on the top of the left hand one.

He moved so slow Pete, he made it to that position eventually Wink I couldn't move him he was too fragile for my fat fingers, tried later and flattened him.
Many thanks for the HC
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 3:19PM
Both great shots in their own right but V2 for me.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
8 Nov 2012 3:25PM
I trust you remove the visitor before you eat it, Richard Wink. Love V.2, what a perfect shape. Carol
Oops, just read what happened to it, poor fella Sad
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 3:56PM
Two stunning shots.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:19PM
They look like little loaves of bread but I wouldn't fancy the insect on my lunch if this was truly a loafWink magical picture
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:32PM
Two great shots, Richard.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:36PM
2 lovely images.
2 great shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Nov 2012 4:43PM
Two very fine shots Richard. Congrats on your well deserved HC.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
8 Nov 2012 4:54PM

Quote:The inclusion of the caterpillar is a good addition. Would have been great to see him on the top of the left hand one.

The critter made this shot for me - brilliantly caught!
MossyOak 6 22 15 England
8 Nov 2012 5:16PM
Many thanks everyone and especially Danny for the User Award
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Nov 2012 6:08PM
A terrific piece of macrowork Richard, the tiny caterpillar adds so much
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
8 Nov 2012 6:19PM
A pair of superb macro captures, Richard. Superb detail, textures and natural colours in both, but the caterpillar in V1 really makes this image special. Congrats on the well deserved HC and UA.
8 Nov 2012 6:29PM
Excellent macro once again Richard Wink
Wonderful detail and colour

a real inspiration

8 Nov 2012 6:38PM
Haha, i saw the thumbnail in the recently awarded section of the front page while i was logged in on my iphone, and instantly thought it was a pic of fruit scones. Ended up popping into the village shop and buying some (probably stale) scones!

You can imaging my disappointment to find out it was actually some shrooms, haha!

Well captured images though!

Wanders off trying not to make comparisons with spaghetti and worms...
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
8 Nov 2012 8:42PM
V1 is superb Richard - looks good enough to eat.Smile
Greyheron 16 282 7 England
9 Nov 2012 11:23AM
Superb work Richard...

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
9 Nov 2012 3:33PM
The caterpillar makes it all that much better, but being the moth nut I am, you'd expect me to say that Wink Good stuff Richard.....

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2012 9:55PM
Vi for the caterpillar walking upwards, v2 for the richness of the colours and textures on show! Grin
10 Nov 2012 11:11AM
wonderful shot Richrd before i saw what they were called iinstantly thought of a bakers shop! superb shot nature is so brilliant

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