ABSOLUTELY Beautiful

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    Jun 15, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    Probably one of the best shelf fungi pictures I've ever taken. This mass is quite large. About 2 1/2 feet long. Shot in Brentsville, VA today.

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    Jun 15, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Natural light or a little filtered fill flash?
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidNatural light or fill flash?


    Completely natural.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:34 PM GMT
    Yes it is.
    Bet it's tasty too.

    Bring it over and I'll make Hot and Sour soup.
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    OK, what's a thread without more cicada pictures.

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    Jun 15, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    Beautiful!
    Do you have a website?
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidBeautiful!
    Do you have a website?


    Yep, it's on the corner of the picture. My photo work is on DVD called "Calmness of Woods." Here's that direct link:

    http://www.victorrook.com/woods/
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    Jun 15, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    An ant carries away the wing of one of the many dead adult cicadas.

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
    Pretty fungus. Here's a caterpillar...

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:18 PM GMT
    Wrestler, I can see you like bugs. I LUV bugs.
    (Isn't that a slang word? Someone once told me a spider was not a bug. I said, "Well, it's not an insect but it is a bug." What do you think?)
    Did you ever see "Animals are beautiful People" or the "Hellstrom Chronicle?"
    Great stuff. Bugs are fascinating and complex.

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    Jun 15, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    I also love bugs. I did a lot of entomology stuff when I was in 4H. I still have hundreds of pinned and boxed insects, kind of want to rummage through them once more, maybe find a nice wall display for them >_>
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidWrestler, I can see you like bugs. I LUV bugs.
    (Isn't that a slang word? Someone once told me a spider was not a bug. I said, "Well, it's not an insect but it is a bug." What do you think?)
    Did you ever see "Animals are beautiful People" or the "Hellstrom Chronicle?"
    Great stuff. Bugs are fascinating and complex.



    Nope, but I will look for those. Thanks. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
    Amazing photos Wrestlervic - you have a great eye for seeing the overlooked beauty in nature. The fungi pic is particularly stunning.

    What type of camera do you use?
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    dc0776 saidAmazing photos Wrestlervic - you have a great eye for seeing the overlooked beauty in nature. The fungi pic is particularly stunning.

    What type of camera do you use?


    Thanks for your kind words. I use a Panasonic Lumix.
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    Jun 16, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    I am loving this thread. How unbelievably refreshing!
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    Jun 16, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    Rhi_Bran saidI also love bugs. I did a lot of entomology stuff when I was in 4H. I still have hundreds of pinned and boxed insects, kind of want to rummage through them once more, maybe find a nice wall display for them >_>

    I also have a bug collection from my bio days. I still add new bugs to my collection when I come across a nice looking bug.
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:34 PM GMT
    "Everything is beau-ti-ful. In its own way...ayyy"

    Let's join hands.
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:50 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said

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    I don't know why no one has laughed at this. I guess I humor myself. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    theantijock saidPretty fungus. Here's a caterpillar...

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    That's the damn longest caterpillar I ever saw. Watched it for 30 minutes and still never got to the end of it.
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    Jun 16, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    theantijock saidPretty fungus. Here's a caterpillar...

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    It's quite hypnotic icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 16, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    Upstaged by an animated gif. Typical.

    I hate you antijock. icon_smile.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Jun 17, 2013 1:01 AM GMT
    That`s one mighty shelf fungus!

    What kind of woodland did you find it in?
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    Jun 17, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    That is a great photo, Vic.

    I have yet to see a cicada, but someone I know a few towns away is inundated with them.
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    Jun 17, 2013 1:28 AM GMT
    That is a nice crisp shot. I like your cicada photographs as well.

    Just this weekend I was able to find some cicadas chilling out on fencing encasement on a bridge. The bridge connected a forest trail divided by a highway.

    I took a picture of one of them with my phone.

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    Jun 17, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Lincsbear saidThat`s one mighty shelf fungus!

    What kind of woodland did you find it in?


    Deciduous trail near a creek in VA. Normally I see more fungi later in the summer and fall, but maybe because we've had so much rain it's coming earlier. Love spotting colors like this that stand out from the greens and browns.