Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thematic Photographic 16: "Nature" v.1.0


"Borg Fungus"
Raleigh, NC - September 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

"Ringed Fungus"
Raleigh, NC - September 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

"Tiny Fungus"
Raleigh, NC - September 2008 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

It's always interesting to see what Carmi will come up with for a theme. You never know what he'll do next. This week the theme is "Nature". I'm probably cheating a little here, because what you're looking at is actually leftovers from last week's "Cloesup" theme that I never got around to using. But nature is nature, right?

These came from my backyard after several days of rain. The variety of fungi that pops up when the weather gets wet never ceases to amaze me. I don't know what any of them are called, what type of fungi they are, or for that matter if they're even fungi at all. I just know they look cool. And what do we do with cool looking things? Well, I take pictures of them.


Stumble Upon Toolbar

14 comments:

ciara said...

great closeups..the middle one w the rings remind me of trees and how you count the rings to see how old they are. very cool. :)

Kimmie said...

Hey Mojo!
This stuff grows in your back yard? I guess if I tried really hard I could maybe find some beauty in it?! Nice shots though, really. ;-)
Hugs,
Kimmie

kenju said...

WOW! They're very pretty! I saw 2 red mushrooms in my neighbor's yard last week, and by the time I got the camera and went back to shoot them, they were gone.

janie said...

wow, great closeups, the top ones are very pretty with their frilly skirts, reminds me of oyster shells:)

Mama Zen said...

Very cool!

Daryl said...

Tree ears ... but the others I have no idea ... a fungus among us.


:-Daryl

Oswald said...

Hello, I've found your blog by chance. I think this is Super.
I will regularly visit your blog. Please edit your
Blogjust as nice as you always do. It would be nice if you comment my blog. The link:
http://rentner-haben-keine-zeit.de
And if you have time the three Google Adsense advertisements with ID. They express a
small salary from U.S. cents and at least paysome of the bills.! My address can be found on my blog at Impressum. Thank you very much and have a nice day!

tiff said...

I'd totally hang these shots on my wall. They'd look great in a group.

Linda said...

what an interesting subject! Love the variety of fungi! Great for Carmi's Thematic!

Carol said...

Great shots mojo, I love taking photos of fungi, fungus, fungee?... oh, you know what I mean! and there are so many different kinds.

You know, at one time the Pharaohs decreed mushrooms 'for Royalty only'.... perhaps the plant of immortality?.... ahh, perhaps magik!

Gord H. said...

hi mojo,

'leftovers?'

we should all be so gifted.

my dad introduced me to ringed fungi, puffballs (fried with butter) and morels (washed very carefully, fried with butter) and taught me to watch where I was walking.

ringed fungi look like they're from another world or epoch, don't they?

cheers,

gord h.

Capturing Today said...

Wow, the middle one does look like tree rings! Great photos!

Malinda777 said...

Wow...mushrooms...cool photos. I think next time I see mushrooms I'll have to get out the camera :)

COOL SHOTS

me said...

Mojo
Great shots, very pretty. Apparently great minds think alike...although, mine isn't as pretty...