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Photography 6: Mushrooms.

Updated on July 18, 2013

Mushroom Collection

This stunning collection was taken at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens after the rains with a Nokia cell phone camera.

We were taking our usual stroll and saw a mushroom. We decided to see how many mushrooms we could find. To our utter amazement, we found all these different types of mushrooms.

We dont know all their names or but we love them anyway, so will you. Here are the most focussed pics. Most of these stunning photos were taken by my lovely wife Cavell.

Photography is a stunning form of art and the medium in this hub is mushrooms. When walking the same route in the winter, we never consider that in the dry and lifeless ground, stunning and amaizing mushrooms hide in the form of spoor. All it takes is God's miracle of rainwater to let them out of their hiding as if by magic.

A group of young mushrooms spread playfully across the grass, below a tree.

Mushrooms growing.

This large mushroom looked good enough to eat. I particularly enjoyed the upturned edges. The colour looked as if it was a mastepiece painting.

There is no segregation of colour and size with mushrooms. The remarkable differences between the two make this photo even more special. These two look as though they are cuddling together, enjoying the sunshine.

What a variety of mushrooms, all found within a short distance of one another. The intense yellow colouring sets off the mouldy looking grey to present a fascinating subject.

This unsusual spongey mushroom looks like some alien species that has landed on the grass and found it so comfortable, it decided to stay.

Is it a mushroom or a flower? A mushroom! And a beauty at that. The white stem sets off the other colours in this photograph.

The egg shaped mushroom at the back was the focus point in this photo, with a larger mushroom to the front. In daddy's shadow?

Same photo, but from a different angal, look at the tecture of the fallen leefs and the green plant.

This stunning photo shows the stunning coulors and tectures of the mushroom. Never will we look at a mushroom with the same eye. Gods creation is stunning in all its splendor.

This musroom looked as if it hatched out of an egg with some of the shell still stuck to its top.

This stunning albino musroom caught our eye and what a stunning specimen. Good enough to eat.

Experimenting with different angles with different textures and coulors from the plants and mushrooms, one larger than the other.

This stunning photo of a family of mushrooms, is showing it's diversity and texture, as if competing like models in front of the camera.

New, pure and stunning mushrooms sprouting after the rains. There growth rate is amazing becuase after only one day, they would have grown almost three times its size.

Mushroom's nutritional value!

Mushrooms actually have a surprisingly high nutritional value. With more than 14,000 kinds of mushrooms in existence, only 3,000 of those are edible and about 1,400 are actually recognized as poisonous.

These photo's above is the poisonous variety, I believe.

Nutrients in Mushrooms

White button mushrooms, the popular ones you see in all the grocery stores, have a surprising amount of nutrients including: Niacin, Riboflavin, Folate, Phosphorus, Iron, Panthothenic Acid, Zinc, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Selenium and Thiamin

Mushroom it believed to reduce some cancer and slow down the production of some canceres cells.

Do you love Mushrooms.

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      4 years ago

      Way to go on this esyas, helped a ton.

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      6 years ago from Austin, TX

      These are really beautiful and interesting pictures you've got. You're lucky you live in a place where you can see different mushrooms. Voted up.

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      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, so many different varieties of mushrooms in a particular area! I love mushrooms! Looking at even one or two, I get so excited! Thank you for sharing your experience and photos with us. The pictures are lovely! I liked the time lapse video too! Voted up and sharing!

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      Louis Fourie 

      8 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      Yes the quality of photos from a cell phone camera is stunning and I have seen that you could take stunning photos with it, you only have to know what it could do, thanks for popping in.

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      Kristin Trapp 

      8 years ago from Illinois

      Once again I am amazed by the quality of your photos from a camera phone. Of course, you have a great eye, and this is a really nice collection of mushroom photos that you put together. It is very interesting all the varied shapes and sizes they come in.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful photography. I never realized that some mushrooms can look so fragile and dainty while others looks as though they should be in a sci-fi movie.

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      Reynold Jay 

      8 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I never knew they grew in all these shapes! Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and beautiful.” I'm always your fan! RJ

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