- nglen (36145)
- [2009-09-17 11:20]
Hi Janice. It sure looks a large one and one i have never seen so thanks for posting on TN. I like your low POV . We can see every detail on the skin. Which you have taken natural colours. well done TFs.
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2009-09-17 11:25]
A Calvatia specie for sure, probably a young Calvatia utriformis (= Lycoperdon utriforme) or something else very similar. Great macro.
Best wishes, László
- roges (6264)
- [2009-09-17 11:56]
Excellent image. Very clear and well defined.
Very good description provided.
Have a beautiful evening,
- Royaldevon (4229)
- [2009-09-17 12:15]
Now, this is a strange and unusual capture!
Nature's natural footstool!
Wonderful details of texture, form and colour.
- ubc64 (789)
- [2009-09-17 22:28]
That's an amazing image! You've certainly captured terrific details and colour. It almost looks like something from another planet. TFS.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-09-18 8:18]
Very interesting. I think I can help you with the identification. It is according to my knowledge "A big fat mushroom" - Ha-ha. Oops, sorry that is all I know. I am really going to get very clever on this site, because I have learned more in the time I have been part of Trek Nature than all the Biology and Geography lessons I had whilst being at school, and it is so much fun too. I really like the sight of this huge fungi in the shape of a "chefs hat". Thanks for sharing.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-09-18 16:43]
What a strange mushroom, but you have taken it very sharply, the structure is well seen, nice surroundings and very good natural colors
TFS and have a great WE
- fungiman (1005)
- [2009-10-16 14:19]
whoops sorry changed my mind I did not notice it was not a NZ fungi
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2009-11-02 17:34]
Your right about it's unique shape, this almost reminds me of an upside down elephants foot. Super detail with very natural colors. Love the low POV. Excellent exposure and great DOF.
- Adanac (21378)
- [2010-01-28 16:45]
Looks like an ottoman for the forest fairies to me. Very nice macro Janice, superb details and natural colors. Very nice work.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-02-24 1:45]
Hi MCF Janice,
This is realy very interesting sahaped mushroom:) looks like a pie:) the colours and sharpness are nice and appealing. Great composition and exposure too, I can't fault this. Well taken mF!
TFS and have a nice day!
- foozi (25839)
- [2010-02-26 5:55]
indeed very strange fungus. i have never seen anything like this before. what a fantastic creation.
How lovely you composed in excellent sharpness and superb surrounding of grasses and leaves.
Very original view in a splendid composition.
Well done for such a unique subject shown successfully.
i like this big fungi
because there are also many in Holland and i like fungi,s a lot
great details and good sharpness make this good picture