Werner Bollmann - Midget


At the beginning of October my family and I were invited by Claudia Müller, head of the regional group Mecklenburg/Western Pomerania of the GDT – the German association of nature photographers. We spend a wonderful weekend with the members of this group, swimming in the lakes, paddling, hiking and, of course, doing some photography. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny. Not too good for photography, but perfect for having fun outdoors. One evening we strolled through the woods, looking for mushrooms. I found this little one, growing in the deep green moss. I never thought that taking pictures of mushrooms could bring such a great joy, but, believe me, it really did.

Location: Germany

Tags: autumn, forest, germany, moss, mushroom, mushrooms, toadstool, werner bollmann, woods

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  1. Jaak Põder said:

    19/10/2011 18:28

    Mushrooms are fun, I believe you :-P. The bad part is that some of them are so good on your plate that you lose your patience before picking them up... For example Cantharellus cibarius. And Lactarius rufus (once you boil them 20 mins two times they are insanely good, but do not eat them before that).

    Conflict of interests...

  2. David Guimaraes said:

    19/10/2011 21:52

    Greai photo, the orange om the background enhances the smooth shape of the mushroom in a very beautifull way! And the sporofits of moss just takes us into a a delightfull voyage through the midget world!

  3. Silvia Reiche said:

    20/10/2011 09:25

    Very nice mushroom photo, warm colours and a perfect match between unsharpness/sharpness.

  4. João Petronilho said:

    20/10/2011 13:52

    A journey to the land of the elves. Fantastic!!!

  5. Werner said:

    20/10/2011 18:12

    Thanks to all of you!!!

  6. Theo said:

    24/10/2011 11:30

    This is a sweet photo, very nice. I wouldn't want to be a midget (I like being tall), but you make their habitat look very inviting ;-)

  7. Sandra said:

    24/10/2011 13:32

    midgetland - fantastic. :-)

  8. Andrew George said:

    29/10/2011 23:52

    Here you can see the advantage of being a midget, little yet powerful! :)