I found this clump of mushrooms on top of Mt Walker recently. I had driven up to see what the view was like (too much haze) … and was heading back to the truck when I noticed these little guys. The only lenses I had with me were zoom and neither one able to focus close up. Fortunately, I did have my tripod. So I set up with the lens that let me get closest and took a series of 60+ images while moving the focus point out. Once I got home, I combined them in HeliconFocus and then did some minor edits (including cropping).
These are described as poisonous. I heard stories about native shaman using the psychedelic properties to initiate spiritual trances by feeding them to reindeer. I had a friend back in the 70s that ate them and said the experience was quite intense once you got over the retching and vomiting. I will pass on that. Maybe a nice glass of wine.
I have been unable to identify these mushrooms, but they reminded me of the dancing mushrooms from the 1940 Disney film, Fantasia.
- Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
- ISO 2000 1/55 sec f/7.1
Lawn mushrooms aren’t a scientific name… I wasn’t able to identify these beauties. They were growing in my yard. I spared them while I was mowing.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 105mm Micro ISO 1000 1/15 sec f/14
When the first rains of autumn come to the rain forest, mushrooms pop out in abundance. I’m not sure what species these are… but I was impressed with their nice grouping.
Camera: Nikon D850 Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 68mm ISO 640 1/100 sec f/5.0