Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mushrooms

I love to pick them, but usually I don't eat them. Most of those on the photos are not edible, or even all of them, I don't know. I haven't checked the books and I only pick those that I know. Which are rare, because people pick them in such large quantities that soon they will be gone or protected completely like they are in some other countries around Europe. I don't understand people, carrying 10 kg or more mushrooms in the baskets, although they know that it is forbidden to pick so many at once. And then they will complain that mushrooms don't grow anymore because of other people or climate change or who knows what reason they will find.I enjoy in their beauty, but it is so difficult to take pictures of them, because of the darkness in the woods. Maybe I will learn how to make a good photo of mushrooms some day, who knows...

9 comments:

Feronia said...

I love mushrooms too. I wouldn't eat the red ones, though! Have you seen Ernst Haeckel's drawings of mushrooms?

Pina said...

Oh, what a beauty! Lucky those who can draw like that!

Feronia said...

His drawings are amazing - I received a whole book of them last Christmas.

Pina said...

Lucky you! ;)

kačja pastirica said...

I.ima željo po nabiranju gob in branje tvojega zapisa me je prepričalo, da čim prej pobegnem v gozd.

Pina said...

Ja, v gozdu je marsikaj zanimivega, ne le gobe... Samo ozreti se je treba naokoli, ali ne? :)

Jill said...

Yes, mushrooms fascinate me too. I often draw them...Taking photos of them: (if I may suggest this tip, without sounding like I think I know a lot, since I don't!) Make sure the flash is OFF, and get very close with the macro setting on...

Pina said...

Thank you, Jill for your suggestion. I guess I will need a tripod for taking photos in the woods with my camera. Usually my macro photos without flash come out a little bit blurred... :/
My colleague suggested to buy myself a better camera. Well...

jessicaleighlalou said...

I love how mushrooms look. Did you know people use mushrooms for stamps? I think that's so amazing! The designs always look so cool. :)