A group of us redbubblers had a meet for the turning of the fagus at Cradle Mountain National Park.
We had a competition for the “straight from the camera JPG image of the day” on Friday. This is one of my 2 entries.
I thought it was a shot of a green fungus in amongst the leaf litter of the fagus. Beautiful green fungus they were too. The top is about 12- 15 mm across.
It wasn’t until I saw it on a 32 inch screen that I spotted the very fine spider web on the left side with water drops suspended from them.
And it wasn’t until I got home and went to remove that black spot on the stalk that I realised it wasn’t a black spot. At 100% in DPP it quite obviously becomes a bush tick. I am not sure if you will be able to see that but it is miniscule.
It’s a whole other world inside the macro viewpoint.

Cradle Mountain National Park


garth smith, cradle mountain, national park, fungus, green tick, fagus


  • phillip wise
    phillip wiseabout 2 years ago

    nice colours garth

  • Thank you Phil

    – Garth Smith

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonabout 2 years ago

    Wow, I’ve never seen green fungi before… very cute :)

  • Thank you Rosie

    – Garth Smith

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    This is so very beautiful, lovely colours and details
    Do you want to add this to Plants at Risk group

  • Thank you Kalaryder.
    Sorry but no I don’t, it is not a plant and I have no idea whether it is at risk or not.

    – Garth Smith

  • kaysharp
    kaysharpabout 2 years ago

    Hi Garth,
    Great shot, it would be wonderful to see a green fungi.
    I’m sure that your week was all that you hoped for.
    Best Wishes,

  • Thank you Kathy

    – Garth Smith

  • Kip Nunn
    Kip Nunnabout 2 years ago

    yeh well spotted and captured Garth, that fungi might well not have been recorded before.its unreal what you call it….. …….greengarthifungi , Thanks :-)

  • Thank you Kip, nah can’t claim that mate. At least 2 others of us had recorded some of the green ones before me.

    – Garth Smith

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    I love the colour Garth and those water drops sure are a bonus, hope you didn’t get any ticks on you, colour and lighting is fabulous, such a great shot and straight from the camera, way to go….. Well done :o)x

  • Thank you Josie, no ticks, no leeches, no drop bears.

    – Garth Smith

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Garth. looks like you guys a some fun at the Fagus..must try to get there next year..cheers.

  • Thank you Warren, we had a great week.

    – Garth Smith

  • ImagesbyDi
    ImagesbyDiabout 2 years ago

    Wow Garth, this one is magical. I am so disappointed that we can not be there this year!
    I would have voted for this one if I was the judge!

  • Thank you very much Di, there was some pretty stiff competition from some very good photogs across a few different genres. T’was great fun.

    – Garth Smith

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 2 years ago

    What a find this was Garth..I love this shot and now I see this’s superb in every way..
    Great to meet and spend some time out adventuring with you mate.

  • Thank you Rob, it was great to meet you and the exploring was magnificent (both walking and photographically). Been checking out a couple of stitched panos from “our spot” and while they are not up to your standard yet, I quite like them. I might even post one temporarily.

    – Garth Smith

  • Craig Harris
    Craig Harrisabout 2 years ago

    Nice Garth, the winner must have been a ripper!

  • Thank you Craig, the winner was a beautiful shot and there were probably quite a few that could have won. The judge had a very difficult job to do.

    – Garth Smith

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