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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

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
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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 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  11 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 - 2:12 PM

A great shot worth your dirty adventure!

franken Plus Member 133636 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 2:13 PM

And very nice it is!


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!


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


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

Great shot where is the flower fairy?

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

These are so eye-catching ~ very attractive.


annettep38 Plus Member 4216 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

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.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 3:58 PM

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

danbrann Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 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.

17 Aug 2011 - 4:06 PM

Brilliant macro!

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

Great capture!

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

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

17 Aug 2011 - 4:40 PM

Great capture

andylea  737 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

CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2011 - 5:30 PM

Very well spotted - a fine image. Carole

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

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

KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 94520 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!

17 Aug 2011 - 6:15 PM

great colour & detail, nice one!

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 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 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


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

Careful where you step Lass,

Grand shot.


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

Beautifully done. Great pov.

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

A beauty Annette.
Well done.


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

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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