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steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Goois Nature Reserve – Bussum – the Netherlands

Fly agaric or fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria wikipedia) among some of the last flowering Common Heather bushes

Today was a day of mushrooms, many, many mushrooms…
This was the first I photographed – a natural beauty…
Definitely this must be the mushroom that was the inspiration for the song that every Dutch and Flemish kid grows up with :
“Op een grote paddestoel, vol met witte stippen,
zat Kabouter Spillebeen, heen en weer te wippen,… "

Dutch speaking viewers know the rest of the song, I’m sure – and for the English speaking watchers, the full translation:
“On a big mushroom, full of white dots,
sat gnome Thinylegs , swinging back and forth,
‘knack’, said the mushroom, and with a big sigh,
both the little legs, hopla in the sky "

Like to hear it? Song at Youtube


Technical details
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/60 sec, f. 5,6
focal length 43 , ISO 200
Date: Oct. 2, 2009

Challenge winner
This image was one of the threefold tie challenge winner in the Red white blue – Fungilicious challenge (Oct.25, 2010)

Features and Top10 placements
This image was featured in ImageWriting (2009-10-05)
Top10 placement in Fungilicious: Voucher challenge (May 13, 2010)
Top10 in Gilled mushrooms – Nature photography challenge (Apr. 28, 2011)
Featured in Pentax ladies (May 22, 2011)
Featured in Letter A, Alphabeth Soup":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/alphabet-soup (July 9, 2011)
Top10 in Absolute clarity: Mushrooms (Aug. 28, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges


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See more of my mushrooms and fungi
See more of my Goois Nature Reserve collection


Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)



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