Red on black

© Wolfgang Dolak

Red on black

Uploaded: June 05, 2003


This fungus (Amanita muscaria) was used to kill flies. Its skin is poisonous and halucinogene (spelling?).


Cheryl Meisel June 05, 2003

OH Gosh isn't that something? This is divine the lighting is awesome! :) Cheryl #38317

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 26, 2019

You gotta be kidding! This thing looks 10 feet tall in this shot! GREAT JOB!!! #109118

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict May 26, 2019

Love it - but where is the gnome!! #109134

Shirley L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Fantastic Image Birdie......Like your touch of green at the bottom of photo...... #109137

Murry Grigsby May 26, 2019

Birdie, the soft green fern at the bottom really completes your splendid image. Great light and colors. I imagine that Hantzle and Grettle will stroll by at any minute. #109152

Kathleen Clemons May 26, 2019

This is awesome, birdie. How did you light it? #109154

Leanne M.E. Boyd May 26, 2019

Great image. I like the colour contrasts and angle. #109164

Duane Carter May 26, 2019

Beautiful image, birdie! That red top just shouts " WARNING" loud and clear.
Duane:) #109195

Ron Goldman May 26, 2019

Beautiful shot Birdie! Ummm... How did you find out about the hallucinogenic properties? ;) #109225

Dolores Neilson May 26, 2019

My that is sure pretty, Birdie...but not something that would do pretty things on my brain and body! That looks mighty poisonous!! #109583

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

Thank you all for your kind comments and all the time you have constantly taken to have a look at my photographs!!

Kathleen: I did this at home, kind of studio setting, lit the mushroom from above and from down under with a reflector.

Thanks for the word hallucinogenic, Ron!! In fact there are stories that in Russia noble people ate these mushrooms to get high - their servants drank their urine to get the same effect! Ugh!

Dolores: The whole Amanita-family is rather poisonous, most of all Amanita phalloides which is absolutely deadly - destroys the liver, but when you find out about it, noone can help any more!

Thanks again!
birdie #109796

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

Wow! Killer mushroom! (literally ;-) Love the lighting and excellent detail in this shot. There wouldn't be any doubt what you're looking at in the field after seeing this photo! Could it be that we've discovered the secret behind some of those wild photos of yours birdie? ;-) #109957

Wolfgang Dolak May 26, 2019

You comment sure makes me laugh Gary. Thanks, dear friend! #111837

Colette M. Metcalf May 26, 2019

Great image, birdie! #111840

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