11 Jan 2011

Mushrooms are not plants: they are a fungus.

Found this one behind our tent while taking a leak in the bushes last weekend when we were out camping at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Shot details: Nikon D90, Nikon 50mm f1.8D, f8, 1/60s, ISO200, Aperture Priority, processed in Corel Paintshop Pro X3.


  1. Hmm, I might have to argue that fungi are primitive plants. Now you're challenging me to look up my high school biology!

    Beautiful photo. My husband likes to photograph fungi also.

  2. The title of the post was cut and pasted from here:

    But Wikipedia isn't known for it's unerring accuracy so I suppose it still may be debatable.

  3. Now this is one of those fairytale mushrooms... I love it ;)