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Mushroom in Three Stages and Three Generations

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Harry Lavo, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. After weeks and weeks of daily thundershowers, we finally started to get dry weather a few days ago, and lo and behold my front yard has nurtured a family of mushrooms. Below is the first, second, and third generations...in just over four days:

    1. Day One - Infant
    NIKON D300    ---    195mm    f/13.0    1/250s    ISO 800

    2. Day Two - Full Flower
    NIKON D300    ---    220mm    f/11.0    1/250s    ISO 1400

    3. Day Three - Mature Mushroom
    NIKON D300    ---    195mm    f/13.0    1/200s    ISO 800

    4. Day Three - Mature Mother with Infant Daughter
    NIKON D300    ---    195mm    f/13.0    1/200s    ISO 1250

    5. Day Four - Mature Mother with Daughter in Full Flower
    NIKON D50    ---    135mm    f/11.0    1/320s    ISO 800

    4. Day Four - Twin Grandchildren on the Way (middle and front)
    NIKON D50    ---    32mm    f/11.0    1/100s    ISO 800

    Perhaps some of you know more about mushrooms than I do, but I find this little drama fascinating to watch.

    Just thought I'd share. Thanks for looking.
  2. ArtO


    Jun 14, 2008
    Nice series. I get mushrooms but they all look like brown balls of dirt.
  3. Harry
    i love mushrooms
    this is a very enjoyable series to me
    thanks for sharing these images and captions
  4. Very nice series! Especially decorative with that uniform background of bark pieces.

    BTW - that's the Shaggy Parasol (Macrolepiota rachodes). It is edible, although with caution because some people react badly when eating it, others not. Anyway, it is by far not as tasty as the real Parasol (M. procera).

  5. Leif


    Feb 12, 2006
    I found it slimy and disgusting, though I am told you have to be careful how you prepare it.
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