Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Red Toadstool - "Rød fluesopp"

The official name of these visual beauties are Amanita muscaria. I found them this morning while out walking, and I couldn't resist the temptation of taking a few photos. However, I didn't pick them since they are NOT recommended for eating. BTW, this is supposed to be the "grown-up" version. I thought I might start with a photo from a somewhat unusual angle.

A more usual way to look at it.

Or maybe one should look at it from the top?

According to Wikipedia, this is a slightly younger version of the one above.

Including a view from the top.

20 comments:

HansHB said...

Flott bildeserie, - intens i fargene og med flotte mønster!
Og så var vel vikingene glad i fluesoppene...?
Ha en fortsatt fin kveld!

Linda said...

These are fantastic pics of the mushrooms, the colours are great as they almost look surreal. (I expected a wee frog or pixie to be leaping out ...)

Prospero said...

Rune, have you been having a conversation with a caterpillar lately?

imac said...

Hope your knees didnt hurt my friend,lol.
Real great shots, but your 1st is first class.

Paulie said...

No matter how you look at it, you got some great photos!

Woody said...

These are pretty amazing, I really like the perspective in the first shot. Nature never ceases to amaze me with colors and textures.

GW Bill Miller said...

The colors are wonderful, the closeup photos really nice. The mushroom looks rather deadly. I would not be the one to try it sauteed with eggs.

Malyss said...

Glad you did not pick them up, they are usually fairies and goblins homes!
I love your first shot, I'm just trying to imagine HOW you did to take that picture...Ü

Tristan said...

Det var jo rene ufoen jo. Flott vinkel og flotte farger i alle bildene.

Anne-Berit said...

Så flotte bilder.Det første var en innertier.
Ha en fin kveld:)

Erika said...

Wow!!! Wanderful colours !!!!
Very nice shot!
Ciao.

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

It sure is lots of them this year. Great colors.

Gypsy Lala said...

They are so beautiful. I like fungi but can't find any such beautiful color one here.

Viola said...

Oi!! Den der så jo helt gedigen ut!! For et supert bilde! Og jeg likte også bilde nr 2 veldig godt! Den er vakker, ja veldig vakker, men farlig! Hvertfall om man skal spise den! Men det er kjempemoro å fotografere den da!! :))

Dina said...

This post really belongs more in a fairytale book!

VALKYRIEN said...

Den er et vakkert fotoobjekt denne soppen! Flotte bilder!

Lew said...

First image deserves a prize!

Craver Vii said...

That first picture of the toadstool looks gargantuan! I noticed a tiny, tiny bug on the stem, too. The perspective is delightful.

truels said...

These mushrooms are really beautiful in color, they offer a great contrast. The first photo is my favorite - a fine piece of art in itself!

lynnwiles said...

Rune, these are great shots, but all I can think of is how perfect they are for people to create fairytales about elves living beneath them.