Sunday while my family was visiting at "Grandma's house" (my parents' home) I decided to try my hand at photography. I had seen some shaggy inkcap mushrooms (also called "lawyer's wig" or "shaggymane") on the way in, so I borrowed my younger brother's camera and started snapping. It's a good thing I got them when I did, because my dad ran them over with his truck an hour later! A while later (while the kids were napping) my wife and I went for a walk, hunting for more good pictures. I took about 130 pictures (fungus was the main focus), and I've posted 21 of my favorites here. Let me know what you think about them (C&C and thread ratings welcome), and make sure you tell me which is your favorite. Enjoy!
(These are low-res, low-quality jpegs. If you'd like a higher quality version of one, email me at blendenzo (at) sbcglobal (dot) net. No photo enhancement or cropping was done unless noted. I retain copyright of these images. If you would like them for anything other than personal use, please contact me first.)
"Shaggy Inkcap" (actually, "Lawyer's Wig" probably suits this one better)
"Shaggy Inkcap" (I snuck the camera underneath for this one)
"Fungus on Rotting Wood"
The "Frog On a Barrel" Series
(I was photographing the reflection on the water when my wife said "Oh, are you taking pictures of that frog?" "What frog?" I asked obliviously...)
As long as he was posing...
...I thought I'd get closer.
(This is 1x zoom. The camera was actually that close!)
"The Hanging Bath"
"Rustic Birdhouse" (I cropped out a bit of unsightly background)
"Spiny Puff Mushrooms"
The "Spiny Flattop" Series