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From whence faerie tales came
From whence faerie tales came

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Challenge: Fairy Tales III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Leica 14-50mm f2.8-3.5 Mega O.I.S.
Location: Hatertse Vennen, Gelderland, The Netherlands
Date: Sep 26, 2010
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100s
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2010

The Amanita Muscaria or Fly Agric is known for it's hallucinogenic properties. It's quite possible that fairy tales originated in the minds of those who consumed the mushroom and were under it's psychoactive influence.
Hence the bright red mushroom with it's white spots is often depicted in fairy tales with a fairie,elve or gnome perched upon it.

Place: 17 out of 65
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Views since voting: 1348
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 152
Comments: 11
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09/08/2013 07:05:39 PM
Beautiful fungi indeed.

Message edited by author 2013-09-08 19:05:57.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2010 02:37:33 PM
love the colours and textures in this shot, fits the challenge perfectly.
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10/01/2010 05:06:19 PM
Stunning, beautifully lit
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09/30/2010 06:08:22 PM
What a LOVELY image! (not voting)
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09/29/2010 08:59:42 AM
Awesome little 'shrooms. I'm amused by the thought that hallucinogens are behind fairy tales ... certainly not an impossible idea ;-)
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09/29/2010 12:25:41 AM
Love this photo! Great color and contrast. Would love a copy!
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09/28/2010 11:53:02 AM
Nice picture and colors. Good idea for the challenge. 9
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09/27/2010 02:01:15 PM
are those real? they look real! what kind are they? oh and nice job on the photo
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09/27/2010 12:23:50 PM
Mario shrooms!! HA... Nice DOF.
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09/27/2010 11:17:01 AM
They do look like make-believe mushrooms!!! Beautiful macro, gorgeously processed. The dof and color really make them pop.
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09/27/2010 08:56:58 AM
I expected so many fungi shots that I decided not to even try. But I've come across none until now and that doesn't matter because this is not only a great find but so very well photographed. I love it! 9.
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