Reach Out (from the darkness)

Possible Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) - Royal Palms Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Florida


A study in how light defines form.

  • Afrazov 3y

    Brilliant Sir. Love the title :D

    I usually do not find Fungi very attractive but this one looks very beautiful.
  • B C 3y

    That is an awesome shot. Love the soft lighting.
  • Lorenzoclick 3y

    Beautiful !!!
  • Dah Professor 3y

    Sometimes something will get my attention and then as an artist/photographer/scientist I consider it my job to analyze what attracted my attention, and then use what skills I have to document that quality. In real life I could move around it watching how light played artist with shadow and form, and in the end I decided on this POV (which incidentally was the angle of view from which I initially noticed it), so sometimes your first instincts are in fact correct.
    And, after all wasn't that what grabbed you to begin with!
    Sadly a poor representation of the dynamic beauty that it was as I moved about studying it from different angles of view, but we must learn to deal with the limits of our medium. :{(
  • Dah Professor 3y

    Afrazov Brilliant? Ha, you remind me of the time I spent in Ireland were at the time "Brilliant" was the slang word of the day (successor to "Awesome" I believe). Not to mention that the "Emerald Isle" was also a great place to find fungus! :{)
  • Swany_Swan 3y

  • Nelson Chadwick 3y

    I think this is Pleurotus ostreatus, the Oyster mushroom.
  • Dah Professor 3y

    Nelson Chadwick Thanks Nelson!
    I searched Flickr for your ID and there are thousands of images with all different types of formations and colors! Yow!
    I realize now, how lucky I was to find a small photogenic cluster.
  • Michael J Curtis 3y

    Beautiful shot
  • Nelson Chadwick 3y

    Dah Professor
    You really have an exceptional photo there, but looking at your overall work that is not surprising. I admire your photographic skills.
  • Dah Professor 3y

    Thanks Guys!
    Fungus! Who knew? :{)
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Taken on May 18, 2012
  • EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
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