Fungi Friday - UNDER THE PINES AT THE EDGE OF TOWN

in Fungi Lovers2 months ago

The elegant little umbrella stuck in between the scales of a pine cone ...

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... on this opening shot ...

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... is the fruiting body of the Mycena Seynesii, a fungus that grows mainly on decaying pine cones accelerating their decomposition, but sometimes can be found on the decaying branches or parts of the trunk as well.

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Here you can see a bit older, completely developed mushroom of the same species, that has grown on some highly rotten pine wood material covered by a thick layer of needles.

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The holes on its cap are maybe made by those fallen needles. Maybe, I'm not sure.

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The holes looked cool in an up-close, minimalist composition.

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This mushroom grew in the shade under the tree, so it was much easier to get the photographs with the flash on, but the natural light was nicely subdued and quite beautiful, so I patiently took another photograph with longer exposure and ambient light only.

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Here you can take a look at the setting. The place, the trees ...

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... and the cool passage created by those pines, that looks a bit like a portal into some fantasy world. To me, at least.

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This is the Gymnopus dryophilus ...

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... a mushroom that grows equally well around deciduous trees and conifers.

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The fungus usually uses rotting wooden materials for its growth, but sometimes it does attack the tissues of a living tree.

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I caught some nice minuscule details on one of these Gymnopus dryophilus umbrellas.

Here you can see some small rove beetle. I don't know the exact species, but I can tell you that I encounter these beetles quite often on various small mushrooms. They are hiding in between the gills.

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Here you can see a really minuscule droplet. The darker thing on the left side of the picture is a springtail, hidden between the gills.

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I spent almost half an hour around these pretty generic-looking little mushrooms.

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The thorny "tentacles" of the Smilax aspera plant were climbing along the trunks of some smaller pines in the area.

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I found this cricket there, on the dried out leaf of the Smilax aspera.

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This is a nymph of some bush - cricket (Tettigoniidae family). I can't tell you the exact species. It has an effective camouflage on brown leaves.

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I found this minuscule mushroom in the dark, shady and humid area near the trunk of the biggest tree in that place. Marasmius calhouniae is the name of this species that I regularly encounter around pine trees.

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Here you can see a small group of Marasmius calhouniae mushrooms.

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These are the flowers of the Clinopodium nepeta, a plant that also likes humid, shady places under the trees.

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This shiny leaf beetle ...

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... the Chrysolina herbacea, was photographed on the Eryngium campestre plant that grew on a sunnier spot further from the tree. The shiny surfaces of this beetle look different from different angles and under different kinds of ambient light.

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This one, photographed on some dry grass is, or it looks, completely green.

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This is maybe, only maybe, the Panaeolus foenisecii.

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It's kinda hard to tell with many similar, small brown mushrooms around.

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I photographed this Marasmius delectans ...

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... on the needles - covered terrain among the fresh green grass at the age of the shade from the pine tree.

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Here you can see how it looked in natural light only.

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And that's it. As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work.

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beautiful photos, I like to see important enlargements. The photo of the insect is my favorite, its chrome green color is spectacular. thank you for sharing this content.

Cool post, @borjan. It's amazing, where some of the mushrooms grow. Are there any boletus (vrganji) around? Have you seen some?

For now, I didn't saw any. But they will appear soon, I think.

Great photos, it's neat how mushrooms provide a little micro-habitat for small arthropods. Probably a good place for me to check for some new (to me) bugs. :)

:) True, there is often something interesting around the mushrooms.

Interesting macro.
What lens did you use for this? It seems to me that not one, and among them there is a wide-angle one :)
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Yes :) most of these photographs were taken with the macro lens. It's a small snap-on lens. You can see it on this link. https://www.amazon.com/Raynox-DCR-250-Super-Macro-Snap/dp/B000A1SZ2Y

I like this little macro thing very much. It's handy to work with and the image quality is great.

It's good that I asked you :)
I have not heard of such latches before. Yes, it is quite convenient, no need to change the lens. I'll have to try.
Thank you

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The first pic is like some kind od coctail... Pine coctail probably..😉

:D

Ah, this smorgasbord of autumn mushrooms ... no fear of poison because we can devour them with our eyes and imaginations -- what a pleasure!

Very strange umbrella the pine cone used to give itself some shade! The whole place seems like an enchanted woods under the spell of the Queen of mushroom umbrellas!
There was some invisible being flying in and out of the green portal! Be careful! You might get abducted into the other realm!! 🙀😂

:D

fantastic photos... lovely skills... doing the rounds following some cool "arty" accounts as that is what i want to see in hive. I live in australia, dabbled in photography, but mostly i just use it to take photos of things to paint. Happy creating to you, have a great day :-) Sarah

Thanks :) have a great creative artsy day.

Thanks for stopping by my channel. Appreciated. :-)

You have found a rare pine cone mushroom. Just kidding it looks like a mycena of sorts though I've never seen one grow out of a pinecone before.

:) Here are very common, practically every fallen cone has at least one in some places in autumn.

Those are beautiful Mushrooms. I like your photography very much.

Thank you :)

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some of these mushrooms look very attractive and one of them has a hole in the hood and looks very unique and beautiful...

The lighting in these photographs is extraordinary, congratulations

Thank you :)

the toadstools looked so soft and some of the bugs there seemed to be enjoying the lovely atmosphere. my greetings to you, I hope you are always healthy there, friend ;)

Thank you :) Greetings and good wishes to you.

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