Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation, Malaysia

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nature's Umbrellas

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On my way out a few weeks ago, I spotted these growing on someone’s front lawn. I'm not sure if they're edible but a wrong guess could be fatal. They were white with a few brown spots on the top side. Unfortunately, I 'm unable to find any information on the fungi in the photos shown here.


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I couldn’t resist taking more pictures of them. The front yard was teaming with life, going steady and continuous. It reminds me a lot of the Smurf mushroom village.


Picture 101
on a closer inspection, I must admit, I found its soft leathery texture to be quite amazing.


Picture 107
the close up of the underside of the mushroom!


Macro Monday

That's My World

39 comments:

  1. haha! that little thing made me feel so cozy inside. somehow i imagine myself touching n pinching it. the softness completely take over me!

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  2. Beautiful shots of these nature's umbrella. :D

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  3. Pretty awesome looking, nature in all it's beautiful glory

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  4. Great photos! Incredible detail on the underside shot. Too bad mushrooms don't come with signs telling us whether they are safe to eat...

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  5. If they are huge and with wide hats they look exactly as parasol mushroom : http://www.menyse.com/3.12974/varufakta/stolt-fjallskivling/

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  6. I can't help but think of a little Smurf village. :)
    Excellent closeups! All those little folds on the underside - neat!

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  7. Really good shot of the nature's umbrella you get there, LR.

    I wanted to poke those fluffy mushroom. XD

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  8. Mushrooms cooked in garlic butter with a touch of basil then placed on a piece of toast yummmmmy!. I've been on many mushroom hunts and the last photo tells me they're not edible because the underside should be dark, you were wise to leave them alone.

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  9. Haha me thinking of Smurf too. Yeah agree one wrong move could be fatal heard lots of mushrooms are poisonous. Nice pixz like to feel the tenderness. tQ

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  10. The details and tones of the underside of the mushroom are so lovely. Who would have thought fungi could be so beautiful?

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  11. I know it may be confusing for you, Life Ramblings, but these mushrooms - called also Parasol in popular language - are edible! I have eaten them many times. They grow at the border of the forest, where more light is (at least in my country).

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  12. Very nice pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

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  13. Love these shots... and I love mushroom soup!!! :0)

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  14. I think they are Macrolepiota procera, and with high foot very good, fried in butter. They smell almond. Very fine pictures.

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  15. The mushrooms look cute!! I think if I see them, I will also cannot resist taking photos of them!

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  16. These are wonderful macros of the mushrooms. I like the detail that you captured. The last photo is just great.

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  17. I always expect a little dwarf
    great shot!

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  18. Umbrellas - cool! lol Love them! You took us down into the little world!

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  19. I really really like the last shot. You captured the fine details well.

    Mine is here

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  20. The mushrooms I uncover also often look pretty and edible. It’s quite a risk to take, unfortunately, so I usually buy my mushrooms at the local store ... never to discover if the ones on my lawn are equally delicious and safe.

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  21. Well, I don't know if they're edible, but they look terrific in your photos! I, too, really love the last one! Great texture and detail! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  22. Beautiful shots. I loved the title of the post.

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  23. You take the best Macros. I can't wait to get a macro lens.

    They are all so clear and the last one is truly awesome!
    Jackie:-)

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  24. They look similar to field mushrooms which are edible but these, well, I would not try them.
    Beautiful photos thought!

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  25. Terrific captures.
    The last macro shot is great.

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  26. oh, gorgeous shots! my grandmother would know if these are edible or not--i used to pick up mushrooms with her when i was very young.:p

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  27. Gorgeous. I love photographing mushrooms too. When I go hiking most of the photos I post happen to be of the various fungi I saw!

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  28. Come to think of it, they are kind of like natures umbrellas. A nice dry place for the smaller animals to seek shelter in bad weather.

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  29. hahah so cute!! i love nature's umbrellas :D

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