The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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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