Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Date With Mushrooms

I had an appointment with Mr. and Mrs. Mushrooms at Cerok Tokun. There were a few days of heavy rains recently, that’s why the appointment was made, and we were to meet each other in a cool and humid Saturday morning. The problem was: We had not fixed the venue. The good thing was: I should be very excited to see each of them at any time and at any place. It must be full of surprises.


"A good soaking rain can bring on countless growth spurts at any time", this was what I had thought. It turned out to be in the other way. I met only a few lonely mushrooms, the rest should be still trying hard to break the ground or the rotten woods.

I might be too early for the date.
But would be late at the same time to meet some of them.

How did they pick their home? This tiny one had the luxury to have a big piece of green carpet at home. A piece of green carpet to welcome a adventurer by a lonely mushroom. It had waited for me for the whole morning.

This one was looking for my presence at the tip of the dead wood. If this was true, it could only see my hairy leg, and recognised me in such a way. This made the date a little more fun, otherwise, it was a very quiet morning without much talking.
I was less talkative since there were so few of them.

32 comments:

fufu said...

ops wanna buy mushroom for my pasta for tomorrow dinner :) hahahha

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely photos.. looks like umbrellas!

Icy BC said...

Even mushroom looks beautiful through your lens! Fantastic perspective..I think you look down, but not up, back and forth?

Eng said...

what a lovely date you had, rainfield!

there may be just few of them but who needs a lot when they are so lovely!

eng

The Retired One said...

Very cute mushrooms!
What size macro lens do you use? I just got a new Canon 50d and am wondering what macro lens to get.

Diane AZ said...

I don't get to see mushrooms very often in the desert except at the supermarket. I like all of your cool looking mushroom photos.

wenn said...

great shots of the mushrooms!

Rose Ragai said...

Nice shots. I have quite a number of different shots of mushrooms too but only manage to posts a few of them. I love mushrooms and i love chicken mushroom soup..:-)

Bengbeng said...

k so graceful

Mike said...

Rainfield, its very dry again here at the moment however I love it in the rainy season when the seemingly barren land suddenly springs to life with lots of different fungi.

rainfield61 said...

fufu:
Why must you think of dinner while looking at my photos? Hahaha...

Kirigalpoththa:
They are umbrellas for tiny critters in the small world.

Icy:
"I think you look down, but not up, back and forth".. I'll show you in my next post.

Eng:
All those I meet in the jungle are very lovely, especially after being washed by rains.

The Retired One:
I am not using any macro lens. I crop some of the pictures.

Diane:
Me too. I like to picture mushrooms that magnify my joy of photography.

wenn:
Thank you.

Rose Ragai:
Love to see mushrooms at your place. There must be more diferrent species.

Bengbeng:
Thank you.

Mike:
The weather over here is not much different, it is getting very hot now.

SquirrelQueen said...

It was very nice of the mushrooms to make a date and wait in such lovely places. The first photo is almost magical.

ingimg said...

Lovely mushroom collection you got rainfield. The surroundings seems to have thick air and humid.

@The Retired one: the 100mm focal length might be perfect for a really close macro shot. Get the EF 100mm f2.8 instead of the EF 100mm f2.8 IS L lens, if you always shoot macro with a tripod. It costs half than the L lens. See Kenrockwell.com for more lens reviews. Hope this helps.

Bengbeng said...

i didnt realize only part of my comment went through :) i was rushing coz of poor connection :)

Mei Teng said...

The second photo showing the view from the top of the mushroom has interesting textures.

George said...

I hope you will make another date to see the later mushrooms. These pictures are wonderful. You've captured the details very nicely.

VanillaSeven said...

Beautiful mushroom rainfield. I love edible mushroom myself :)

AVCr8teur said...

Some of your dates are quite beautiful and unique. They come out of hiding for you.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've had many dates with mushrooms I eat them all the time, in fact I have a date tonight :D great photos.

Cheryl said...

What pretty photos of your dates! Ah, the intrigue and suspense must have been the best part!

TechnoBabe said...

Wow, you know how to get up close and personal with the camera. Very good photos.

betchai said...

wow, very artisitic shots Rainfield, they look like beautiful flowers to me, anyway, love love mushrooms, and your shots are gorgeous.

Glennis said...

Unusual types of mushrooms. They look really delicate.

Life Ramblings said...

lovely mushrooms. the second shot is my favourite though.

Anonymous said...

they remind me of jellyfish :)

losh

Ann said...

Are they edible? I never know when I see the mushrooms, some times they just pop up. You mean when it is wet, chances are you find them?

Ratty said...

I agree with everyone else here. You found some very good mushrooms. You made them even better with your story.

Ana Goncalves said...

They look amazing and I love the delicacy and the height of how they just stand there. I had a date with some mushrooms too over the weekend. I shall share my experiences with them soon. Hope you are well. Regards

David said...

I like the first mushroom picture the best.

Harumi said...

Wow.. beautiful mushrooms. You didn't miss the best of them Rain. ^__^

Ayie said...

you just reminded me to include mushrooms in my dish tonight! =)

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Not quite sure how to make of all your dates here in "My Journey"...but these are dates I would prefer too!