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Shaggy Ink Cap Mushrooms 20051012

(Coprinus comatus)

a.k.a. Lawyer's Wig or Shaggy Mane

Apparently they are safe to eat, but not with alcohol,
unless you enjoy feeling sick and nauseated.

Photographed near Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/25s f/5.6 at 85.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
nomada16-Oct-2005 10:59
Fantastic detail
Gordon W14-Oct-2005 00:01
Looks like a good name to me, johnnyjag. Thanks. These 'melted' overnight and were little more than black drips the next morning, so it was good I shot them when I did. Beautiful things. First time I'd ever seen this kind.
Johnny JAG13-Oct-2005 20:22
Very nice shot, love the detail. They look like our Shaggy Ink Caps, I'm told they are edible when fresh, but once they start to 'melt' like these ones they are poisonous.I wouldn't risk it.
Mary Bowles13-Oct-2005 17:38
Well, they look like fairies' skirts to me. Very strange and haunting picture.
Guest 13-Oct-2005 16:52
Greate image!
Beverly Wickersham13-Oct-2005 16:43
Very nice. Interesting whatever it is.
Guest 13-Oct-2005 16:32
Very nice!