Saturday, July 29, 2006

How Does the Mushroom Grow?




25 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

Living in the woods allows me to see many amazing mushroom growths right out my door. If you check my archives, you can find a few more. Last month, after a couple of extremely rainy days, a few of these quite large orange mushrooms sprouted up along the big bend in our driveway. I went out there a couple of times to be sure to catch them in all four stages of growth. The final phase of the mushrooms life wasn’t captured. It’s the stage where an almost four year old runs up to grab it like a lollipop and it falls apart in his hands. (I was major mosquito food while taking these pictures.)

It's my third daughter's birthday today, she's 10. Happy Birthday, Baby!

Stage One -- emerging
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/180
Aperture Setting - f-4 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Stage Two – sprouting up
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Stage Three – filling out
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/250
Aperture Setting - f-4 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Stage Four -- mushrooming
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Kodak Max ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-8 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 105mm macro/portrait lens
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For… Getting the girls to smile during our family portrait with Serina.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Fantastic series of photos and wonderful colours. You are SO patient with your photography!

9:07 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

Great series! Mushroom fascinate me, but I only seem to see the same species everywhere. These are really cool. Congrats to your doaughter!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

I love mushroom shots. the ones I usually see around here aren't this pretty.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Oh Micki, that is a great sequence. You are getting pretty good with that macro thingie :)

1:45 PM  
Blogger L'oeil de Moscou said...

Hello micki,

really nice serie of photos. I like them very much.

Seen you soon.

Regards.

3:21 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

Surely these things are poisonous!

Best wishes for the birthday girl! :)

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

Very cool set of shots. It's neat to see it in these stages of growth.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous AG said...

This is very impressive. Not just the excellent photography but the fact that you took the trouble to catalog this unfolding event.
Best wishes to the Birthday Girl!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous sabinche said...

i love series like that!
very well done!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Excellent series of colorful photos with great detail.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Tyler said...

Wow, that's cool! What do they call a person who hunts mushrooms? I can never remember. Fun set of shots!

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Emré said...

Nice series, beautiful red mushroom growing. Happy 10th birthday!

11:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Loving the mushroom shots! Happy Birthday to your daughter. Mine is tomorrow!

12:35 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Awesome time sequence shots Micki! What a great idea!

1:01 AM  
Anonymous Darkness said...

Nature is full of beauty, I love how you have devoted time and effort into a mushroom, and really show how it's developing. It's simply amazing to soak in the beauty in nature.

1:42 AM  
Anonymous tuan said...

Great dedication in getting these shots.

I was mauled by mosquitoes whilst taking fungus shots last week so I can empathise with you there.

3:24 AM  
Anonymous neil said...

Hi Micki, really nice sequence! What is of course amazing about the mushrooms is that most of it is underground :) a lot of people don't realise that!

Best wishes Neil

4:18 AM  
Anonymous Jr Prod said...

Hi,

Very nice serie of pictures. It's a very good idea to shoot the developpment of the mushroom.

Happy birthday to your daughter.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Nice time lapse sequence. Excellent choice for subject and the colors are just great!

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Deano said...

Great vivid colours Micki

8:31 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

the color really look yummy, but i think the most colorful is poison..right? they look like cherry!! great capture:-)

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Ayash Basu said...

This is very impressive, love the colors and the various stages of growth. Awesome job.

10:54 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Excellent 4-panel series - I can almost smell the earthy aroma of the forest floor :-)

I hope that the celebration of the decade (10 is a big one - finally into the double-digits) was enjoyed by all!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Wow what a great series! I love fungi photos anyway and this is awesome.

11:08 PM  

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