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Friday, February 15, 2013

Orange Marmalade Mushroom


My hike was off the established trails following animal paths up and down mountain ravines.  Therefore I left my tripod behind rather than lugging it along on difficult terrain.  Thus all my macro shots were hand-held and I learned a lesson - always take the tripod for macro.  Most all of the area I was in was heavily shaded requiring long exposures and resulting in shallow depth of fields.



If you are a regular follower, hopefully you know by now I never give proper names to what I photograph.   I just make up some name which suits the mushroom.
So never quote me or you risk being laughed at.



13 comments:

  1. This looks like a real mushroom should look like. In all children songs or books you see the red one. You had to get down on your knees very deep!

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  2. These are excellent shots for being handheld!

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  3. Hi John...perfect name Orange Marmalade, it sure has the right colors!
    Great shot !!
    Grace

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  4. kinda looks like a crab shell. :)

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  5. Hahaha, your mushrooms have a unique name!
    I like the details of the second shot. ;-)

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  6. Love these photos, and thanks for sharing them on Orange You Glad Its Friday!

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  7. loving the fungi photographs and thinking there's sure to be just a mini-tripod that would work for those close to the ground, micro shots. Saves hauling the big-'un; something I avoid also

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  8. The angle on the last one is perfect♫ And I love your made up names...Here's my Orange effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/winsome-weeds.html

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  9. It is a very pretty mushroom and I think the pics are great for handheld.

    Felicia

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  10. I find that for shots close to the ground like this my elbows work pretty well as a tripod and if I remember I pull out the shutter tripper or set the camera on 2 second delay to minimize shake. Great shot anyway, I've never seen color like that on a mushroom...yet!

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  11. Orange Marmelade Mushroom sounds very scientific. Love it!

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  12. What a beautiful shroom! Love the color.

    Japanese Mochi

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