Mushrooms & Toadstools – Up Close & Personal

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Google Images – I want to shoot these!

Apparently something happens in Winter to Photographers, perhaps it is due to the lack of flowers for macro photography, or is it the sheer delight in finding these mushrooms and toadstools popping up everywhere, due to the cold, wet conditions. I have noticed a few people having galleries of some really unusual and in some case really weird fungi……….they are amazing. So I guess it had me looking around our last few trips out as well. It is truly amazing how many there are and how many different types.

So what is the difference between a toadstool and a mushroom?; something to do with the color on the bottom of the cap and where they grow, mostly [Read some more info here], I am not even going to claim I know the difference, however the prettier, weirder and more unusual it is, you can almost guarantee it is poisonous – so DON’T EAT THEM, just take lots of photos! I tend to stay safe and buy mine at the fresh food market……..I assume they know the difference.

So here is my gallery of Fungi

Westgate Park

Dandenong Ranges

Til next time, happy snapping

– Julz