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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (341) : Fly Agaric

No fungi season is complete without the fly agaric.
I’m always glad to find this species each year :-))

This red and white spotted toadstool is probably the most well-known, conspicuous and cosmopolitan fungus and besides very photogenic too.

Although poisonous, it’s a common used image in fairy tales, children's books, christmas cards and new year cards from around the world as a symbol of good luck.

Dutch name : Vliegenzwam
German name : Fliegenpilz
Latin name : Amanita muscaria

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Interesting to know : images dating back to 3500 BC (!) painted in caves at Algeria, depict fungi, more than likely including the fly agaric.

Comments 36

  • Volker Murrmann 11/15/2017 13:51

    Geniale Schärfe und Farben.Diese Aufnahme ist TOP.
    LG Volker
  • Jack Humphrey 11/14/2017 0:25

    Brilliant!
    VG Jack
  • jane B 11/12/2017 13:56

    merveilleux : ce sont les plus beaux mais ils ne sont pas toujours aussi beaux que les tiens ! extra
    jane
  • HenryX 11/12/2017 10:20

    An excellent presentation++++
    compliments
    Henry
  • Angelika El. 11/11/2017 21:55

    Herrlich sehen sie aus - auch wenn sie schon ein wenig anlehnungsbedürftig sind!
    Die Farben, die Schärfe und die Perspektive - wieder super gemacht!!! LG! a.
  • archiek 11/11/2017 18:24

    I like the composition of this one and the DOF is perfect. Good Shot!
    Regards, Archie
  • Mirjam Burer 11/11/2017 13:35

    impressive capture of the 'fairytale' toadstool, Mark...
    have a good weekend!
  • Manu T. 11/11/2017 11:51

    great low pov and excellent details,sharpness and colours here.
    Gr.manu
  • Adele Oliver 11/11/2017 1:36

    the most showy of fungi surrounded by stories for children ... but also
    so lethal .... the finest fly agaric specimens I have ever seen, Mark ...
    and superb your capture |!|!!
    best regards,
    Adele
  • Susanne47 11/10/2017 23:33

    Wunderschön und doch so giftig...... Grüessli Susanne
  • ClaireLaira 11/10/2017 18:37

    It is true, it is the most beautiful mushroom, but poisonous!
    Magnificent view in your excellent quality!
    Kind regards, Claire
  • Sigrun Pfeifer 11/10/2017 17:13

    Ich sehe hier eine traumhaft schöne Aufnahme von diesen hübschen Pilzen. LG Sigrun
  • Anita Jarzombek 11/10/2017 16:33

    Fantastisch hast Du diese Schönlinge präsentiert!
    Viele Grüße Anita
  • A. Lötscher -Bergjäger- 11/10/2017 16:27

    Perfekt hast du diese beiden Fliegenpilze fotografiert!
    Wunderschön!!
    LG Andy
  • Alfred Schultz 11/10/2017 15:49

    Fly, fly, go away !
    Otherwise you'll disturb the photographer.
    Greetings - A.