Dgrin Mini-Challenge #275 - Fungi

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumPosts: 5,072Registered Users Major grins

This time I'll take a relatively simple and broad subject to hopefully get lots of entries to make my judging a nightmare ;)

It's Fungi, a subject I enjoy shooting myself a lot and where I live they are just starting to come out in great numbers, so even people who don't have a lot of examples can go out and shoot a few to enter in this mini. You can obviously go to your archive and look what you already have, but in judging I will give a slight edge to shots specifically taken for this mini as a "tie breaker" if needed.

Here's a few of my own examples:

Good luck, happy shooting and this mini will stay open until Wednesday November 21, 2018, 20:00 GMT

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and then passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, just ask within your post.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, don't let this just be an entry thread!
6. When quoting a post change the IMG urls to a 200x200 size picture so it is clear your post is feedback and not another entry. (see here for help)
7. Don't be hesitant, share'em and enter!

Mini-Challenge pointers:
1. Upon winning a mini-challenge round your first step is coming up with a new theme, and start a new thread using the same format as others have used.
2. Make sure to notify the admin of this thread to update the main thread links with your entry thread.
3. Feel free to watch the thread as it grows or wait to the end time and look at all the entries all at once.
4. After the time/date has passed, then officially close the thread with a single post notifying everyone of the fact.
5. After you're finished judging start a new thread (again use the prior formats) and post your Winner and runners-up, it is important to have runners up in case the winner does not show within the 72hr window.
6. PM the winner with this info above and let them know they have 72hrs.
7. After the 72hrs and the winner does not show up, notify the next runner-up and post a message on the Winner thread of the fact.
8. Remember, if you're the Winner, you run the show.

Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug


  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 6,887Super Moderators moderator
    edited November 2, 2018

    Unfortunately, the snow has fallen here and the shrooms are all gone. I would have gone out and taken new pics if this was a challenge had started a month ago. I do not have many images of Fungi but here is what I can find.

    1 Bearded Fungi

    2 Somewhere in Bruges

    3 Co-habitation (Lichen and Mushroom)

  • slpollettslpollett Major grins Posts: 1,076Registered Users Major grins

    I know I have some shroom pics somewhere, but I'll leave these as placeholders until I find what I'm looking for.





  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,280Registered Users Major grins

    I managed to find a few although the last shot may be outside the bounds of the mini... it's was taken not in nature, but in a market.




  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,072Registered Users Major grins

    Thanks for the entries Joyce, Sherry and Sara. I like them all :)

    And I didn't put any limitations in the brief, so Sara I think your third entry is fine by me.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,708Registered Users Major grins

    I've been on a trip (and my camera was giving me a lot of difficulty so I finally defaulted to my cell phone) but I have been looking at my photos and I can't find or remember any of fungi except as an ingredient in food.

    1. Royal beef burger with sauted portabella mushrooms
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasPosts: 1,632Registered Users Major grins

    I have a few - different and interesting subject, great idea!

    Family of orange things

    Rolled edges

    Faeries must live here

    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,708Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 8, 2018

    I looked around and found three photos which are of fungi (pre-cooked) - not on the level of you other guys but here they are

    1) Mushroom. I know I have some others taken at the same time, but I can't find them

    2) Lichen. (Corkscrew Swamp)

    3) Tree Fungi (Cumberland Island)

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 483Registered Users Major grins

    A couple of new ones and an old favorite (newly tweaked)
    1. Polypore fungus on fallen tree, Bicentennial Woods, Indiana

    1. Colorful polypore fungus on mossy log, Brown County State Park, Indiana

    2. Mushrooms along Bemis Brook trail, White Mountains, New Hampshire

  • clortonclorton Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    Fun to see other's pictures here. Some day I will be a real boy and allowed to post my own pictures (but I'm too new). :neutral:
  • bfluegiebfluegie Big grins IndianaPosts: 483Registered Users Major grins

    Hi @clorton. Welcome to dgrin. Post a few more comments and then you will be able to post some pictures. Looking forward to seeing them.

  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaPosts: 410Registered Users Many Grins

    This is a really neat challenge, and there are a lot of great images already. Since fungi are still present outside here in the lower latitudes of the Pacific Northwest, I wondered if I could capture some fungus images that were worth sharing here.
    I also wanted to step away from the traditional mushroom image and share some of the other aspects of fungi. so....

    Orange jelly fungus, also known as Witch's butter (this is edible, although I would have to be desperate)

    Apple scab, caused by the fungus, Venturia inaequalis. The fungal mycelium is visible on the rim, and the black deposits are likely ejected spores

    Grey mold, Botrytis cinarea, sportulating on a tomato stem

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,072Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 18, 2018

    Thanks for your entries grandmaR, lkbart, bfluegie and DavidRGillespie. Very diverse entries but all worthwhile B)

    There's time until wednesday for those who still want to take a chance.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,101Registered Users Major grins

    During winter two years ago, I ran across a tree stump on a street corner in Auburn, Ca that had amazing layers of fungi growing. I'd never seen such a display. I couldn't stop at the time due to an appointment and ended up never getting back to the tree stump to get the shot. And of course, since then haven't seen the fungi growing again on that stump. I did however, find some interesting mushrooms in my friend's yard about a year later. I don't know what they are, but loved the red coloring.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,072Registered Users Major grins

    This mini is now closed. I'll post the results tomorrow or friday after taking a very good look at all the images. Thanks for entering :)

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaPosts: 1,689Registered Users Major grins

    Fun to see another unusual theme for these minis! We had some amazing mushrooms pop up where we had taken down an old cherry tree, but it was long before this challenge. I had to sit this one out but enjoyed watching from the sidelines. Thanks!

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