I captured these golden Jack-O-Lantern mushrooms growing beside a large tree trunk on the Gettysburg Battlefield, Gettysburg, Pa.USA on Sept. 16, 2012. It is a very large type of fungi and was growing in a dense cluster surrounding the tree. The perimeter of fungi was at least six feet wide. The color is natural and only enhanced by late afternoon sunlight. This mushroom has bioluminescent properties, which means it glows in the dark. It is also poisonous, but not lethal.

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I am a photographer who loves to paint. Or, I am a painter who loves photography? No matter, they are very compatible! :) I really enjoy working in watercolor, and love the magical qualities that it can give to a work of art! You will see photography,watercolor and acrylic paintings on my bubble. Hope you enjoy! :)

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Great find. Gorgeous capture.

  • Thanks!

    – AngieDavies

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    pretty fungi Angie…lovely colour and not sure of the name? makes a striking photo though!

  • Thanks!

    – AngieDavies

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 2 years ago

    pretty cool image of this little treasure..nice Angie!!

  • Thanks!

    – AngieDavies

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful …
    Have a great evening! :)

  • Thanks for the great comment and fave Linda! Have a nice evening also! :)

    – AngieDavies

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

    I’m no good at identifying fungi, but even without an ID the shapes, textures and colors make for a great-looking image!

  • I had never seen anything like it in our area before, so huge and colorful! Thanks for the lovely comment and fave!

    – AngieDavies

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottabout 2 years ago

    It is absolutely beautiful! Your photograph looks like an oil painting! And the color and composition are perfect! I love this! Warmly~LJ

  • What a wonderful comment Lynn! You made my day! And thanks for faving! :)

    – AngieDavies

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 2 years ago

    Ohhh beautiful! Just by seeing these I’d know they were photographed in Autumn. These are called Jack O-Lanterns because at night they glow green! One of I THINK only 3 species that glow here in the US. Sadly, toxic to eat. BUT…that means they’ll last longer to enjoy! Beautiful image…very nice

  • Thanks so much for letting me know the name of this amazing fungi, now all the more amazing since it glows at night. I noticed that it had an unpleasant odor when photographing it and that small insects seemed attracted by the odor. Glowing on the battlefield at night; it will give the battlefield ghost hunters a thrill! :) Thanks for the fave!!! I think I will have to go back at night to see it and perhaps get another pic. :)

    – AngieDavies

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    love the warm tones. Beautiful work

  • Thanks for the lovely comment and fave Joy! :)

    – AngieDavies

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosabout 2 years ago

    That is a neat shot.Great find

  • Thanks for the great comment and fave! I was thrilled to discover this on a walk today!

    – AngieDavies

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Thanks so much Larry! I was thrilled to discover these today!

    – AngieDavies

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