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I was in a forest when I spotted something shining in the bushes. At first I was a bit annoyed because I thought someone had thrown plastic in there. But it was a shining white mushroom! It glowed, as if powered by electricity. No idea what kind it is, never seen one of these before. Does anyone know?

f/5.6 – 1/60 – ISO 800 – 60mm

34 responses

  1. I don’t know what made ypou think this is a mushroom…..
    It’s actually a laternpole with the light still left on in your fairyforrest, must have had something to do with the changin o the clock..;-)

    November 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    • LOL!!! … DUH.. silly me! Of course that’s what it is! πŸ˜€

      November 20, 2012 at 4:05 PM

  2. Vicki

    don’t know what it is, but do know its very beautiful. thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    November 20, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    • Thanks so much, Vicki! πŸ™‚ The mystery continues…

      November 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM

  3. Great close up/macro of this mushroom! It’s perfect. Don’t know what it is, but im happy you shared it. πŸ™‚

    November 20, 2012 at 4:50 PM

  4. What a lovely and dainty mushroom! I’ve never seen this one before. I like coast72’s theory!
    Blessings ~ Wendy

    November 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    • It’s a mystery! By the way, I gently tugged it to make sure it was real.. πŸ™‚ I hope someone (maybe Naturesnippets) knows what it is.

      November 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM

  5. A very cool shot, almost fairy tale- like. Congratulations.

    November 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mary! There’s something about mushrooms that always leads one’s thoughts to fairytales and hidden, small worlds. πŸ™‚

      November 20, 2012 at 7:24 PM

  6. It looks as dainty as a flower. I would love to see it in person.

    November 20, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    • I’ve never seen one before and, unlike most mushrooms, this one was growing all by itself, no other mushrooms around. Still haven’t managed to identify it, I suspect it’s poisonous, but nice to look at!

      November 20, 2012 at 7:57 PM

  7. I looked it up in my mushroom guide and the closest I found is the Cystolepiota seminuda, that is in fact poisonous. Don’t quote me on the species, I probably got it wrong. 😦

    November 20, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    • Thanks for commenting Carlos, but it’s not Cystolepiota seminuda. I still haven’t found out what it is.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM

  8. It’s beautiful, whatever it is. It doesn’t know its name.

    November 20, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    • I was hoping you would know! πŸ˜‰ It’s still unidentified.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:18 PM

  9. That has to be one of the coolest nature things I’ve ever seen and nope…have no idea what it is. Wonder if it from the mushroom world.

    November 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM

  10. Therese

    Fairy parasol mushroom. (just kidding)

    November 21, 2012 at 4:28 AM

  11. Wow! This is really cool!

    November 21, 2012 at 8:25 AM

  12. avatar!!!!!!…i love fungi

    November 21, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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    November 22, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    • Thanks so much for the nomination Cathie!! Very kind.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:22 PM

  14. amazing and beautifully captured πŸ™‚ love your blog as always πŸ™‚

    November 22, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    • Thanks so much Naresh! I appreciate your kind words.

      November 22, 2012 at 7:23 PM

  15. Very pretty, looks very tiny, and tough to identify because it’s old, no? When the edges flare up like that (dance-like) they’re usually on their way out, I think, and that would make it hard to identify, no? Like you, I love the charm and amazing shapes and colors of mushrooms purely as form, but on the other hand, I also want to identify them. I think some people fall into a dichotomy of either Identify OR appreciate.

    November 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    • It was actually quite big, around 7 centimeters diagonally. I didn’t know that about the edges, thanks for telling me! I think it could be a kind of Destroying Angel (or Death Angel), Amanita verna.

      November 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

  16. It’s really very pretty and looks like a delicate flower.

    November 23, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    • Thanks so much! Some mushrooms do look like flowers πŸ™‚

      November 23, 2012 at 7:34 PM

  17. What a wonder you found!

    November 28, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    • Yes, and I’m still curious as to what kind of mushroom it is!

      November 29, 2012 at 5:01 PM

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