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Magic Mushroom

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I thought these red and white mushrooms exist only in fairy tales.. Until I found this one in the forest :wow:

Lake Monowai, New Zealand 2008

EDIT: thanks to everyone who :+fav:s this!, i truly appriciate it.
sorry cant keep up with thanking everyone individually


Image size
3648x2736px 7.68 MB
Canon PowerShot G7
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Focal Length
7 mm
Date Taken
Apr 5, 2008, 6:42:22 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Sensor Size
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rhunel General Artist
Marvellous photo!!
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LindArtzHobbyist Digital Artist
The best capture of this specimen that I've seen on this site!! :clap:!!!
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hannahelizabethhStudent General Artist
Nice photo:)
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JohnlockedDancerHobbyist General Artist
Great capture! We have them in Sweden, too:  Toadstool Couple by JohnlockedDancer
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wonderful...pls.join my group-:iconcrazyasmyart: CRAZYasmyart
CREAZYLIKE MY ART       Beautiful by Ilenush 
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Super Mario was here
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We have them here in Adelaide, South Australia in the Hills too! :) badooleoo.deviantart.com/art/S…
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OdditiesByErnieProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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Nice! Clap 
Amanitas are such beautiful mushrooms! chubby mushroom 
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If you eat it, do not expect to receive Mario superpowers. Rather, expect a painful death within 24 hours as your stomach absorbs the poison.

On a lighter note, great job on focusing the lens onto the mushroom itself.
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It wont kill you lol. Shamans have used these mushrooms as psychedelic drugs for thousands of years and people still do it. Its Amanita Muscaria.

It is poisonous, and will give you nasty uncomfortable effects but IIRC you wont die from eating a cap or two (which is enough for you to feel the effects) or maybe you had to dry it/prepare it first ..? I am not an expert but I know for a fact they are used for spiritual experiences. Psilocybin mushrooms are way safer&better thouggh if you looking to trip

Edit: I mean it definitely CAN kill you, just in high-ish doses from my researches
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That's the amanita muscaria! Those exist all over Siberia and other places!
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This is a lovely piece of work.  Well done. 
Thank you very much for sharing it! :) (Smile) 
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I am authorised to use your artwork :P
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Amanita muscaria is ,although a quite magical mushroom, a pretty common fellow everywhere on the northern hemisphere.
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Excellent photograph
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They are amazing. I have seen two in a gravel parking area in a wooded area. This is a great close-up.
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cooool :) 
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Amazing picture!
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