Fungi Friday - ON THE MEADOWS

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This lovely pair of mushrooms...

... sprouting from the vividly green grass, fresh, tall and wet after the recent rain ...

... is one of the many interesting finds I came across in these autumn days ...

... on the meadows not far from my home ...

... this large, juicy and edible parasol mushroom is also growing in the tall grass ... the weather these days is very variable, so some shots will be in the dark and gray atmosphere and some other will look like springtime leftovers ...


... these much smaller mushrooms are growing in places covered with short grass and other plants with leaves laying on the ground ... and they mostly sprout in groups...


... but this, pretty peculiar one, of the same type ...

... is growing strangely intertwined with a plant with large thorny leaves, looks almost like the plant is eating or embracing the fungi ... or that this is a strange organism with an umbrella-shaped head and flat, thorny tentacles ...

... and while talking about strange looking things ... is time to mention these remains of the puffball mushrooms ... they are filled with very fine powder ... 

...when looked up close ... 

... through the Raynox DCR - 250 macro conversion lens ...

... this becomes a strange violet landscape ...

... a very interesting place...

... to explore ...

... a surprising little world inside the world ...

... populated with lovely little monsters ...

... like these minuscule green collembola ...

... they have surprisingly cute and cartoonish faces ...

... when seen very up close ...

... the rolly pollies present here are also minuscule ... just slightly bigger then collembola ... and then ...

... there is this slimy little thing ... and I don't know what it is ...

... back in the normal view, out of the macro, we can see that the puff mushrooms at this stage are essentially just piles of powder ... and most of them look like broken ruins of a mushroom ...

... but some of them ... very rare ones ...

... have retained their shape ... or changed in the forms that look like toadstools made of, or covered with, fine powder ...

... the autumn days this year, are so far extremely warm and completely out of season...

... so on these meadows ... surprisingly ...

... I saw many Argiope spiders ...

... the females ...

... guarding their cocoons ...

... the fields are covered with silk ...

... and these cool looking constructions ...

... but let's go back to the mushrooms ...

... because this is the Fungi Friday ... not Silky Sunday :D ... or Spider Saturday ... or who knows what ...

... many tiny mushrooms are also part of this ecosystem ...

... like these elegantly elongated ones ...

... or these .. with a beautiful shiny umbrella ... that looks a bit like a silver plate ...

... and now ... with this little unremarkable brown mushroom ... in the short sunny period between two showers of rain ... is time to end this little voyage through the meadows ... as always in these posts on Steemit, all the photographs are my work ... THE END

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Nice pictures again, thank you!

Those are some fantastic macros. I love how you got right down on the ground too. I was thinking with the first couple photos that I could imagine some fairies and fae dancing around the mushrooms, then you moved right into an entire ecosystem! Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Thank you :) glad you like the post ... yes, when viewed from the ground level instead of looking it from above, this small world is very different then usuall and more like a landscape in which to be immersed ... that's why I like this kind of photography so much, it let me feel like visiting minuscule National Parks filled with wonders.

Very cool.... 🍄

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amazing

:) Glad you like it.

You are mean!!
I was looking at the little buggers... put my face closer to the screen... got my eyes focused to see the details..

SPIDER!!

:P

Happy Fugifriday! :D

:D it's a Haloween residue ... I didn't do enough jumpscares then... the evil had to be released somehow ... so finally ended up here ... Happy Fungifriday ;)

Got me good :D

:D

Honestly, I never get tired of nature and mushroom photos. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the comment :) glad you like the post.

Yet another bunch of stunning natural macros. So much better than my last moss attempt. I wish I had your skills and equipment :)

:) I like the moss attempt ... just the lack of more suitable macro equipment is visible, skill is alright ... I like the last shot the best, there you achieved the desirable depth of field and clear composition that emphasize the moss without other lovely distractions from the woods

... but what I like about the posts on Steemit ... ie that they are not about just one perfect shot ... but more about the blog, a perfect atmosphere, with various pictures combined with words to take you and let you experience the place or someone+s vision of a place and someone's thoughts ... and the moss post, has that value, that's important to me ... In this digital era, the Internet is filled with great National Geographic quality photographs, but without something meaningful, personal, or funny, or sincere to accompany them, I really don't feel the need to watch them ...

Some very wise words here. I totally know what you mean. I have been watching many blogs here with photos of mediocre or even below average quality but their authors add a lot of value to those posts by sharing their own stories, backgrounds etc. and that is what is to be appreciated too ;)

Thanks for your feedback on that moss post ;) I know the technical deficiency is obvious there but I am afraid my cell phone cannot do any better than that :D :/

I love this, what treasures we find when we take the time to explore our surroundings, to actually get down and connect with the earth. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome shots with us all xxx

very nicely done. nice camera too. I wish I had such equipment.

Thanks :) Glad you like the post.