FungiFriday - Waiting for the fairies

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Every time I look at photographs taken with one of those old little lenses I see fairylands. There is something they can do, my usual modern lens cannot. Even though they both can create beautiful bokeh, there is something more in the background of this vintage lens from east Germany.

It feels like some magic will happen any second. Fairies and little woodland creatures will come say hello and watch you shoot... :)

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All those were taken in my local park with the magical Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.4 Flektogon lens. The mushrooms were perfect for the shoot. Delicate, almost transparent with edges flipping in a very flirty way. Coprinus lagopus are very photogenic and very short lived mushrooms. Which makes the more specially guess. Few hours of daylight and they will die.

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My contribution to #FungiFriday by @ewkaw

I hope many of you will join as there are only 2 simple rules:

  • when Friday comes post your own, original photo/drawing/art/food/anything-at-all of any type of fungi (yes, I will check and report stolen images!)
  • add #FungiFriday tag (it doesn't have to be your first tag)
    That's all :)

Shot with Sony a7 + Carl Zeiss 35mm F2.4 Flektogon lens
(1/1600, ISO160)
All photos and text are my own.

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This mushroom looks very attractive and beautiful, I really like it.

yes, indeed, those are very photo-friendly -- they age in such a cool manner! a lot of shots can be done with them, and you never get boring taking same pics of same mushrooms, haha. Happy #FungiFriday to you, too @ridor5301

Thank you.

Me too :) They always look good on photos!

I see no fairies on this shots, but nice bokeh indeed. they suit each other well. happy #FungiFriday, Ewa.

They were shy :)

Wonderful and magical mushroom photos..!!
I know if I was a Fairie/
woodland creature I would be dwelling near and with the many beautiful amazing mushrooms. .
So beautiful and surreal it would be.

You could sit under their parasol and drink little fairy coctails :D

That would be amazing and awesome ..!!!!!

Beautiful shots!

Thank you :)


Thanks :D

Mushrooms look great! Where are the Smurfs? :p

Hiding! :))

first and last are floating fungi :)

Thanks! I was looking for a scientific name for ages ;)