Mycena interrupta from some local rainforest.
I believe Pixies Parasol is one of the common names for this exquisite little mushroom. Hard to believe that something so bright could be so hard to see. But it seems to be more about training the eyes to see it. Often it’s the case of, where you think there is nothing, all of a sudden you realise you are surrounded by them.
Christmas Hills,
NW Tasmania

Canon 5Dii
100mm F2.8 macro

featured in The Weekend Photographer group 9th June 2011
featured in Fungilicious group 15th June 2011


  • JessicaJade
    JessicaJadeover 3 years ago

    Awesome! I love the colour!

  • Thank you Jessica

    – Garth Smith

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    wow, ssooooo blueQ! can you eat it ???

  • LOL sure you can Jen, go right ahead. (I’ll take notes for the ambos)
    They are a magic colour aren’t they.

    – Garth Smith

  • Adriano Carrideo
    Adriano Carrideoover 3 years ago

    Great work love the detail

  • Thank you Adriano

    – Garth Smith

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Love the title, love the work, love the brilliance, love how this is definitely one of those WOW moments!!! Absolutely divine Mr Smith!!! More please!!! Gorgeous!!! :))))

  • Thank you very much Vicki, you are much too kind as always.

    – Garth Smith

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    tehe, I thought that might be the case, be some trip!!! I have looked after mushroom munchers in hospital, they will never nibble another !!!!!

  • joel Durbridge
    joel Durbridgeover 3 years ago

    that’s beautiful mate! so shiny, cute, and love blue shrooms!

  • Thank you Joel, a shower had just passed through and coated them with a fine sheen.

    – Garth Smith

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Love the reflections , they make really good subjects don’t they, really love this colour, haven’t seen blue ones, must keep my eyes open…. fabulous image :o)

  • Thank you Josie, they are a magic colour aren’t they?

    – Garth Smith

  • nealbrey
    nealbreyover 3 years ago

    Might not be cooking eggs yet Garth, but sure knows how to preserve mushrooms!! Well done!

  • LOL thanks Neal

    – Garth Smith

  • ImagesbyDi
    ImagesbyDiover 3 years ago

    Garth, this is simply STUNNING!
    Hope there were no leach stories to go with this!

  • Thank you Di, believe it or not there was not a leech in site.

    – Garth Smith

  • Husky
    Huskyover 3 years ago

    Our patients call these “Blue Meanies” ;))) nice comp Garth!

  • Thank you Dale.
    When I was a young fella, “Blue Meanies” were a totally different fungi than these.

    – Garth Smith

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