A favorite fall mushroom of mine, the Shaggy Mane. Hanging out here with purple Asters and some fallen oak leaves, these are in the ‘season’ here in NE Kansas once the leaves start turning and the air cools down.
They are from the fastest deteriorating mushroom family, the Coprinus, so you have to go and look as soon as you can as they may not be there an hour later.
Even though this one is not longer edible, I still find it just dramatically GORGEOUS!
It does help, though, that I love eating this species when it’s fresh!


fungi, fall, mushrooms, midwest, kansas, asters, inky, coprinus


  • InnerNortherns
    InnerNorthernsover 4 years ago

    cool shot carla

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 4 years ago

    What a beautiful image with the flowers, autumn leaves and Fungi.

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A lovely capture of this interesting mushroom.

  • thanx Baynanno! it’s a TASTY one too! :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    This looks like a little faerie could just pop out from under it or sit on top. Gorgeous capture and composition.

  • lol…sometimes? i think faries ARE just sitting there…….if i look away…out of the corner of my eye….sometimes…………..i see…….(probably a bug I’m thanx Bunny!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 4 years ago

    beautiful composition with the flowers,grass,leaves,, makes her look like she is the bell of the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she is surrounded with beautiful company,, great eye Carla,, peace and love linmarie

  • thanx linmarie! a photo from earlier (last fall i think?) by Emily Bandru was what drew me to this spot. she’s got some gorgeous images of Shaggy Manes that I just LOVE!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Yool
    Yoolabout 4 years ago

  • oh Awesome! thanx so much…one of my favorite backyard/frontyard finds! :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on this feature in the group
    Backyard Macro & Closeups.

  • thanx so much :o) Happy Easter!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • ChristinaR
    ChristinaRabout 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous shot – love the addition of leaves and flowers. Congrats on the feature too.

  • thanx so much Christina…the flowers were growing here but I gathered the Oak leaves in for darker lighting. I’m pretty happy with the colors that worked out

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeabout 4 years ago

    lovely capture, interesting description, congrats on the feature

  • thanx so much dear!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Normf
    Normfabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your well earned feature in “Backyard Macro and Closeups”. Great “shaggy” shot and composition Karla.

  • thanx Norm…some of my favorite mushrooms for sure :o)

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

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