E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image Nobody at home!

Nobody at home!

These toadstools were very much larger than the last ones I shared with you, several inches high. I don't know the variety.

And for the 'children' ... unfortunately, even though I got really close to the ground in the hope of spotting any inhabitants, there were no faeries at home ;-)


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Nobody at home!

These toadstools were very much larger than the last ones I shared with you, several inches high. I don't know the variety.

And for the 'children' ... unfortunately, even though I got really close to the ground in the hope of spotting any inhabitants, there were no faeries at home ;-)


my vfxy

comments (18)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2006, 01:08
HA! Look at the little one hiding in the shadows. Yes, somebody IS at home, I think! Love the "close to the ground" perspective, seeing the underskirts, as it were smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie, I think I prefer this angle too. Did you see them? It must be a 'Harry Potter' type photo, where they can move out of view if they want. ;-)
oooh are they magic? if so did you pick them smile great capture ellie. very crisp and detailed.
EJWilkins: Thanks Genevieve, I was pleased with this shot too. I didn't pick them, I'm not sure if these are edible and anyway, it left them there for somebody else to see. smile
  • paul
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Oct 2006, 09:14
Hope you didnt get too muddy taking this. Lovely shot!
EJWilkins: *grin* only one knee! Thanks Paul.
  • Ararat
  • Spain
  • 28 Oct 2006, 10:31
Nice colors
EJWilkins: Thanks Ararat
Hi there Ellie. What a beauty of a shot. Pity about there being no fairies, you could have made a fortune a la Lewis Carroll!!!! Have a great weekend. Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, you never know .. you might be able to spot the little people in one of the other shots I took on my 'fungus foray' ;-)
Hope your weekend is a good one.
Very well done, Mushrooms are very nice to shot (and they never moove smile )
EJWilkins: Thanks Zebigleb ... if you'd seen some of the shots I deleted you would have thought they had been moving!
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Oct 2006, 12:45
Add a couple of eggs, bacon, fried bread....mmmm. grin

Well taken Ellie. smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Chris. smile I've never had the courage to eat any toadstools I've found growing wild, I'm never quite sure if they're safe. These ones looked really juicy though.
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 28 Oct 2006, 14:36
your nature photography seems to be getting better and better, great job!

this shot has nicer composition and a lovely contrast.
EJWilkins: Thanks Sidak smile
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 28 Oct 2006, 16:58
Love the sharpness and the colour of these shot. Well captured.

Suby
EJWilkins: Thanks for the compliment Suby
Great macro! They look like a mushroom family. I like that you've photographed them at their height, makes for a great photo!
EJWilkins: Thanks. *grin* Yes, I suppose they do look like a family, and just like a 'people family' the little ones are growing nicely while the big ones are doing their best to get a bit more room.
  • Eileen
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2006, 17:13
All the detail in this is so sharp - amazing photo!
EJWilkins: Thanks Eileen smile
Mushrooms + Eggs = A wonderful omelett !! Sorry, I'm greedy !! smile
EJWilkins: I wonder if these were safe to eat, if so they would have made a lovely meal. Thanks Florence.
Nice shot - lovely and crisp with nice colour.
EJWilkins: Thanks Polarbear smile
Ellie, I really love this! The detail is so pretty smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Sugarsnaps. smile
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2006, 22:49
Good shot Ellie. Sharp focus on the fungi, background not distracting. Well composed too. As for the fungi, I've had a look through my fungi book and I suspect it *may* be the parasol mushroom, macrolepiota procera, but I'm no expert.
EJWilkins: Thanks Steve smile ... You've reminded me to look in our book too! I never quite trust any identification I might make. Yes, I think it does look very much like the Parasol, but I'm wondering if the thick stem is better suited to the Shaggy Parasol, Lepiota rhacodes ... err, I don't know though.
  • johnnyg
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2006, 23:21
Looks like my reply didn't get through, I think I said something about the little guys but that was hours ago. I still like this and the capture is great, I'm out on my feet so I'm off to bed.

I look forward to your next post.
EJWilkins: Thanks Johnny, don't worry you can mention the little folk next time wink

Ooops, that reminds me ... scurries off to find a 'Sunday' photo.
I'm going to have a go at a theme, sort of, for Sundays. We'll have to see if it works out.
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2006, 16:54
First of all, I love the crop (always liked horizontal shots to vertical ones... me don't like scrolling up and down to see a shot tongue). And love the details and colours. Very cool!
EJWilkins: Thanks Mia, I'm beginning to like horizontal crops too. I'm glad you like this one. wink
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Nov 2006, 08:51
I haven't read all the comments but there seems to be a discussion on whether to eat them or not. DON'T!

One guide I learned as a kid - many moons ago - is that mushrooms are dark underneath and lighter on top, and MAY be edible, whereas toadstools are light underneth and darker on top and are generally poisonous.

Absolutely the right thing to do to photograph them though, and from a low angle and in overcast lighting. Very nicely executed.

You must be young and fit, Ellie, because I would have to lie flat on my stomach to get this. One knee and crouching down? I'd never get back up again!
EJWilkins: Thanks Colin, and no, I wouldn't recommend anybody to try to eat any of these fungi it's almost impossible to identify them for sure without a lot of experience, a book simply isn't good enough.
As for the last part of your comment ... I wish! wink

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