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Well I need a break from painting fences so thought I'd take a moment to upload this shot, I took it a couple of nights ago when walking my dog through a local wood.
It wasn't an altogther wonderful experience as the place was covered in dog poo, lazy owners really spoil it for the rest of us Sad
But looking on the bright side, because I had to keep looking at the ground for the whole walk, I saw this lonely Fly Agoric all on its own Smile.
The light was fading as it was quite late but I just managed to capture this before it really was too dark.

I'm going to have a rest from painting for a while so will try and catch up with you all.

Hope the sun is shining on you too.
Annette x

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A700
Lens:Sigma 105mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Aug 2011 - 7:11 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:My first of the season
Username:Nettles Nettles
Uploaded:17 Aug 2011 - 2:03 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Fly Agoric, Fungi, Toadstool, Wood
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:08 PM

Very well spotted and captured, Annette, seems very early to be finding fungus Sad Carol

mwoods
mwoods  11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 - 2:12 PM

A great shot worth your dirty adventure!

franken
franken Plus Member 123585 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:13 PM

And very nice it is!


Ken

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:33 PM

Quite early for them, I'd have thought but guess this year with so much rain we'll get to see many a fungi! This is a belter and will take some beating. It seems to be in prime condition, at a perfect stage of growth and the focus used is excellent. A top shot IMHO!

Ann

LesF
LesF Plus Member 8182 forum postsLesF vcard 9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:49 PM

Hope the fence painting is at an advanced stage Annette, your little walk paid off nicely.

Something I want to have a go at later in the year, this mushroom malarky


LesF

Last Modified By LesF at 17 Aug 2011 - 2:51 PM
myhappyplaces
17 Aug 2011 - 2:51 PM

Great shot where is the flower fairy?
Carol

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:05 PM

These are so eye-catching ~ very attractive.

Albert

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:16 PM

a great picture, it really sticks out and even looks poisonous

gingerdelight
17 Aug 2011 - 3:33 PM

I think this is the first image I have seen this year too! Well spotted (no pun intended!), and a lovely capture with great focus.
Carol

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:58 PM

first one I have seen this year too, good spot Annette.

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10543 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:59 PM

A cracking image Annette. Believe it or not I have never seen one of these growing.

Samuel_Aron
17 Aug 2011 - 4:06 PM

Brilliant macro!
Sam.

RickFreid
RickFreid  5 United States
17 Aug 2011 - 4:24 PM

Great capture!

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 4:39 PM

Super close up Annette.
A little gem amongst the dog poo !!
Mick.

Bickeringbush
17 Aug 2011 - 4:40 PM

Great capture

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:07 PM

wonderful colours and textures annette brilliant detail a magical capture nice one Wink
andy

CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:30 PM

Very well spotted - a fine image. Carole

gmorley
gmorley  5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 - 5:53 PM

well spotted. I've yet to find one of those
Lovely capture
Gary

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94507 forum postsKarenFB vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 6:03 PM

A beautiful specimen, well caught. We don't get these growing in our area, would love to see them though!

gilbertmjake
17 Aug 2011 - 6:15 PM

great colour & detail, nice one!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 6:20 PM

A fine specimen Annette, it certainly is an early one, I never see any of these round my way either

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
17 Aug 2011 - 6:32 PM

We have a lot of them around now, a real mushroom year this. Great details

Peter

Rock
Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 8:08 PM

Careful where you step Lass,

Grand shot.

Rock

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 8:21 PM

Amazing! Its interesting what you can see when you look eh!

tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 9:47 PM

Beautifully done. Great pov.

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:54 AM

A beauty Annette.
Well done.

B.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 12:22 PM

Is it that time already ?
Like everything this year it seems to have come early
Lovely example of fly agoric Annette
Helen

barmymarny
18 Aug 2011 - 4:22 PM

Well done - this is super. I couldn't find any yesterday at Wakehurst NT
but they had just cut the grass.

Marilyn x

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