Jack-o-lantern (Omphalotus olearius) mushroom
Photo inspired by Carla Wick and taken in a clearing of a deep, dark forest in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, USA in Macon County near the small town of Franklin. After sitting in the dark for over ten minutes, waiting for my eyes to fully adjust to total darkness, I was actually able to see the faint, dim, green glow on the underside of this fascinating fungi.
© Jean Gregory Evans
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  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...almost 3 years ago

    Yes, I saw it, faintly in the dark. Almost invisible but definitely there.

    Of course, I had to turn off the flashlight for over ten minutes and let my eyes get used to the dark, and fight off a lot of bugs.

  • Margaret Stevens
    Margaret Stevensalmost 3 years ago

    Nice job Jean.The lighting is superb! A fave for me.

  • Thank you very much, Margaret!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Joy Rensch
    Joy Renschalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Jean.

  • Thank you, Joy!!!!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    What beautiful lighting on these growths! A superb image!

  • This is middle of the day light! The tall trees shade the area most all day. I’m glad for your wonderful compliment and comments, Pamela!!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    Wow. Stunning image. Well done! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you, autumnwind! Hugs!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic!! WOW big time. Just beautiful.

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownalmost 3 years ago

    This is fantastic Jean – love it!

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    Carla is such a good source of inspiration for mushrooms. great shot with that mix of blue and yellow (my favorite in picture)

  • Mikko Tyllinen
    Mikko Tyllinenalmost 3 years ago

    suc a wonderful light create beautiful atmosphere! wonderful picture!

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 3 years ago

    OH,, WHAT PRETTIES my friend, great lighting,, makes them feel very mysterious and like giants.. peace and love linmarie

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