Poppies..

Red on black-and-white is such a cool combination of colours. Red poppies in a wheat field, memories of a summer gone by!
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Stalked UFOs amongst us!

Continuing with the fungal theme, here’s one I thought looked a lot like a flying saucer on a stalk (maybe eating them may have that effect!). Or one of those rides in a fairground. I’m not sure of the exact mushroom type but this may be a sort of milkcap.
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A teeny tiny mushroom!

The rain and the damp here in East England has meant that there is a sudden explosion of mushrooms. Large and small, normal and strangely shaped, they’re all shooting up everywhere.. Here’s a tiny tiny mushroom that was shot at the closest approach I could make with my phone! I have selectively desaturated the background for emphasis.
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Glowing tulip

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Tulip glowing in the spring sunshine. Click on the photo for a larger version on Flickr.

 

I took this picture at a friend’s house in Newport, Wales. This year I missed the tulip blooms in my garden as I was out-of-town over the 2 weeks these bloomed. I have removed all distracting greens from this photo to enhance the glow from the tulip. Shot using a 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens and processed in Lightroom.