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Fungi & Friend

By AlleyCatz
Good evening everyone.....

Thanks so much for all your support & comments on my last shroom shot. I am still smiling my head off about it! Smile Smile

Here is a find from Messingham nature reserve.....We did not find many as the undergrowth is still quite dense and needs to die down a little more. We did find some well passed it Stinkhorns....and boy did they stink!!

The little spider on the fungi just zipwired into shot! (The line to the lefthand side of the the spiders zipwire....but the light only caught part of it....but I wnted to include it)

Thanks for stopping by

C&C welcome

If you peek large you will see Incy Wincy

Hope you have a good evening Smile


Tags: Fungi Spider Close-up and macro Messingham Wildlife and nature

Voters: Wooly, LynneJoyce, JohnoP and 88 more

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:20PM
Stunning shot, great composition.

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JohnoP 11 2
30 Sep 2008 7:22PM
Lovely shot - especially in large. John
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Sep 2008 7:23PM
Beautiful macro Alley.
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
30 Sep 2008 7:26PM
Stunning Alley so much detail

RAYMO 8 2 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:31PM
inspired by this, love the lighting, great shot.

G73photography 10 417 15 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:32PM
great colours and detail in this fungi, as well as the greenery too, i find the line on the left a little distracting, other than that and a tiny crop off the bottom, well taken, g
User_Removed 9 485 13 England
30 Sep 2008 7:36PM
amazing, tremendous shot Alley

barrovian 12 163 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 7:36PM
I particularly like the bottom lighting and shallow depth of field in this.

30 Sep 2008 7:47PM
superb shot nice lighting
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:07PM
Exceptional quality, Alley, and the spider is a bonus.
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:09PM
Lovely shot Alison, great lighting, nice composition.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
30 Sep 2008 8:09PM
Thanks folks....much appreciated Smile

Quote: i find the line on the left a little distracting

Hello Grainge: The little line is the spiders zipwire.
...the light is only catching part of it....but I wanted to include it.

Jouİo 12 56 Finland
30 Sep 2008 8:11PM
lovely as ever, Alley.....

angej 11 477 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 8:18PM
another good un thereSmile
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
30 Sep 2008 8:18PM
Another award perchance??? ... deserves it!!!

AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
30 Sep 2008 8:23PM
Thanks Jouko, Ange....and Paul appreciated Smile

harrattp 9 11 4 England
30 Sep 2008 8:25PM
Viewed large this is awesome. I love the colours, DOF and composition.

30 Sep 2008 8:47PM
Gorgeous light and detail Alley, love the angle.
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
30 Sep 2008 9:03PM
Simply amazing...
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
30 Sep 2008 9:18PM
Stunning detail....a cracking image..
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
30 Sep 2008 9:27PM
very nice Smile
exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
30 Sep 2008 9:36PM
Beautiful light and shroom detail .
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
30 Sep 2008 9:38PM
Beautiful light under the Cap Alison,love the crumbly bits on the top.
A beautifully detailed image,I like the little Spider Wink
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
30 Sep 2008 9:46PM
Brilliant capture.
30 Sep 2008 9:47PM
Now that's good....really good!
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
30 Sep 2008 9:50PM
Thanks again everyone....I do appreciate your time Smile

sketch 9 1.5k United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 10:23PM
Looks superb alley, well done

sarah x
martin.w 14 437 22 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2008 10:32PM
This is superb again, especially with the addition of the spider.

I thought about you on spotting duty, as I now have my very own spotter. I go for a walk either sat or sun afternoons with my son Thomas. He is autistic, aged 20 and 6' 5" tall and walks at warp speed. While in Rufford Park, near where he now lives, I spotted a mint looking shroom. No camera, but impressed I found it. He then went looking for me and found loads. He would never have the patience to wait for me to take them, but I was amused that he had taken the time to look.

Enough rambling now Smile
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
30 Sep 2008 10:41PM
Thanks Sarah ...and Martin.

My son is nearly eleven and he has ASD & ADHD. My son does not have the patience either....he likes sometimes to look at the finished photograph....and thats about it!...Lol.


P.S You ramble as much as you like...I always do Wink
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
30 Sep 2008 10:49PM
Super image Alison, has a three dimensional quality. Ron.
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
30 Sep 2008 10:58PM
I think you are getting a bit good at this lark Wink
Cheers, Goggz

1 bottle... [shakes his head] Wink
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
30 Sep 2008 11:07PM
Thanks Ron ....and Pete Smile

Quote: 1 bottle... [shakes his head]

We are being ever so good Wink .....until the wekend Wink

1 Oct 2008 12:07AM
Stunning shot Alison, really fabulous shot... wonderful colour as well as pin sharp detail, and the spider is the "cherry on the cake" for me, especially the way he's caught the light

Love it!

DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
1 Oct 2008 6:50AM
I believe that Pete is considering renaming this site as eFUNGUSzine or EFZ for short. And it's all your fault you naughty woman.

Lol ... another nicely detailed shot, subtle with good light showing off the gill structures. The spider just adds that little extra interest.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
1 Oct 2008 7:43AM

Quote: And it's all your fault you naughty woman

Moi!......Never Wink

Thnaks Jon & Dave.....appreciate your time amd comments Smile

That spider had just zipwired into the kind

LesF 10 182 9
1 Oct 2008 8:30AM
Another fantastic shot Alley, great detail light etc etc, award material again I feel

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
1 Oct 2008 10:19AM
Superb Alley - I like the inclusion of the spider. Looks like chocolate flakes on the cap of this one.Smile
fishing 8 2
1 Oct 2008 3:20PM

Quote:Stunning Alley so much detail




wyatturp 11 2 England
2 Oct 2008 7:51AM
Well done super light

2 Oct 2008 4:52PM
Wonderful image, the details and light are beautiful.
proz 12 205 United States
2 Oct 2008 5:43PM
I think one of the finest fungi photos I've seen on this site. really excellent
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
2 Oct 2008 5:54PM
Thanks for your time & comments folks....I appreciate them all Smile

MikeA 11 1.3k England
3 Oct 2008 3:47PM
Colour, lighting and detail are super. Well done your picture of the week.

celestun 12 29 14 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2008 7:04PM
One word... Lighting!


AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
4 Oct 2008 10:06AM
Thanks for stopping by Mike & Tim Smile

cassiecat 8 39 46 England
4 Oct 2008 5:34PM
great light and DOF. congrats on the EC. lesley
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
12 Oct 2008 8:09PM
Thanks Lesley...

Thanks Pete for your UA....Means alot to me Smile

20 Oct 2008 9:39AM
Think you’v got him on the run with these shot’s Ally
Another cracker

25 Feb 2010 2:22PM
Love the shot and love the mushroom!!! It's "czubajka kania" my favourite one... although this one looks bit old and dry you still manage to make me feel hungry with this shot! Smile wonderfull picture

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