May 3, 2010

Fairytale world…

I was quite excited when I stumbled upon this the other day; I’ve never seen such a colourful mushroom… it’s made me think of a world of fairies and little people living in mushrooms…

Red mushroom © Evelyn Howard 2010

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12 comments:

K Soucy said...

Wow, that does look like it belongs in the land of the fairies! Nice.

Joseph said...

Beautiful amanita muscaria (fly agaric mushroom)! Yes, this type of mushroom is associated with all sorts of folklore!

Did you know that Siberian shamans used to eat this mushroom for it's entheogenic properties, and that others in the tribe would then drink the urine of the shaman to have visions? As it turns out, the hallucinogenic properties are retained in the urine, while the shaman's body acts as a filter for the toxins found in the mushroom. Weird, huh?

Kala said...

Great capture - I have yet to get a mushroom shot that I like.

Louis la Vache said...

hmmm....
This champignon must have been Brian's inspiration for these champignons!

Brooklyn Bicycle Injury Lawyer said...

That is a very nice macro shot. A fairy tale mushroom, it seems like.

Kerri said...

Very cool ~~ Looks like it would make a nice home for a fairy :)

Diane AZ said...

Fantastic find; it does look like it's from a fairytale. :)

Manang Kim said...

Is this a mushroom??Wow my first time to see an orange one very cool!

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awarewriter said...

What a neat looking mushroom! And your photo is excellent.

diane said...

What a beautiful specimen. Straight out of a fairy tale book. Joseph's comment is mind blowing.

Cher' Shots said...

Oh my, this picture can set you into a fairyland for sure! Love the color of it.

lisaschaos said...

I love stumbling on these mushrooms! So perfect and pretty! It makes me start looking for pixies, lol.

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