Sunday, June 2, 2013


Irises are tricky. I like light through petals.
I'm sure someone will tell me what these mushrooms are called.


Regina Gort said...

I just love your photos, Ann. And I am so curious as I have never seen those kind of mushrooms before.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Lovely pictures. I wish both of these would bloom all summer.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Thanks, Natalie and Gina. I was going to use a mushroom close-up as a mystery photo, but no matter how I cropped the pic, it looked fungal.

TimInMich said...

Dead man's fingers, Xylaria polymorpha. A couple of good fungus sites are and
This is so weird! The only reason I know this is because a friend just came across them we figured them out.
The flowers are lovely; the color on the peony looks super-saturated. Did you do anything different on that photo?

Ann Finkelstein said...

Thanks, Tim. Dead man's fingers! I have some other weird fungi growing on a woodpile. I'll have to look them up. That peony is a very rich pink. Sometimes when I photograph red or dark pink flowers the colors are off, but that time I was lucky. I didn't modify the photo, although I can't remember if I switched the white balance from shade to sun when I started photographing in the front yard.