Monday, August 28, 2006

MACRO MONDAYS -- Bumpy Mushroom


Blogger micki said...

Yesterday’s image was the inside of the wheel barrow I had been photographing outside of one of the local feed and seed shops when some of the customers “told on me,” and the owner came out to see what was up. This was one of the bolts inside that held the container part to the wheels part. How’s that for shop talk? I think I’ll stick to photography.

Back to the school work today after four weeks off. I was getting lesson plans ready up to the last minute on Friday. Didn’t get nearly anything accomplished over the four weeks off that I had planned to. I think I need four more weeks…Oh well, I’ll get the girls settled into their schedules this week, and then I’ll start in with the boys next week.

I took this shot back in June. I have never noticed so many different varieties of mushrooms growing around our place as I have this year. This one is one of my favorites because of its little bumps, most of mushrooms I see are smooth. This one has character.

Camera - Minolta Maxxum 9000
Film - Fuji HQ ISO 100
Shutter Speed - 1/30
Aperture Setting - f-4.5 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

8:10 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A great little mushroom. I like the placement of it in the frame. All my friends are sharing your life experience of back to school. Everyone around here was or is a teacher including me.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Don said...

A great little mushroom. I like the placement of it in the frame. All my friends are sharing your life experience of back to school. Everyone around here was or is a teacher including me.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

It really does have character! A great shot Micki.

8:26 AM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

Another fantastic macro monday...8.25/10..good stuff

p.s. ive moved to so be sure to visit.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Otto K. said...

I don't like eating them, but I really do like looking at them. Cool capture of this little guy.

Good luck with getting the lesson plans ready.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I love mushroom shots. They all look so different. Wow! Your four weeks flew by. Our last seven weeks did too. One more week to go for my little guy and back to school for him. You seemed to have stumped everyone on yesterdays post. That was a hard one:)

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Marta said...

ñam! ñam!! Great macro :D

11:43 AM  
Blogger Robin Freeman said...

Great framing. Really, really nice.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Nice macro. The DoF helps set off the shroom.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely shot Micki, nice details!

1:58 PM  
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2:53 PM  
Blogger Still said...

A nice baby mushroom. fine detaitls... It seems so frail!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Doris said...

OH I love finds like this! Very cool!

I once found a Mushroom that looked like a basket ball!

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Craig Wilson said...

Love this macro, interesting detail.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous john said...

A sure sign of the coming autumn and all the interest and colour that season provides. Nice shot.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Funny little mushroom, definitely has character. Very nice shot.

6:44 PM  
Blogger [t e r r o r k i t t e n] said...

I love it as we approach the mushroom time...this is beautiful it. Phil

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Gavin said...

Superb composition Micki. I actually have spotted a couple of these in my drive way. You've inspired me to give shotting mushrooms a try! : )

7:06 PM  
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7:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. Great shot. I like the lighting on this one as well as the composition.

7:40 PM  
Blogger manju said...

Nice shot, Micki. It looks like a ice candy :)

3:25 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

A beautiful find in a charming little setting. The colors in this pic are so natural I can near smell the damp earth. Good ol’Fuji HQ and your sharp eye.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Paul said...

Micki, you stumped everyone with yesterday's post! I looked at that thing so many times, turned it this way and that, but didn't have clue as to what it was.

Now, as for school, you only give your kids a short break! 4 weeks! Must be that year-round school. I would suppose that they get more breaks throughout the year. Kudos to you for home schooling. It sounds like a lot of work.

Nice 'shroom, or more than likely around your house it's a toad stool. You need a lot of those to seat all of your daughter's guests. :-)

6:06 AM  
Anonymous Fantom Poet said...

A great Macro Nature shot the mushroom certainly stands out from the crowd. I have not seen one like this before a cool shot

6:08 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

They say a picture's worth a thousand words, but what about aroma? I can imagine the smell of moist, mushroom-laden soil the very instant I see this image.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Beautiful little mushroom!

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Joann said...

Your macros are amazing! This mushroom does, as you say, have character. Love it.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

I always call them Selectric mushrooms for those of us from the typewritter days :-)

10:50 AM  
Anonymous suresh said...

Nice macro.. The DOF is excellent

8:28 AM  

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