Papai by bobfoto

Papai

Liked these little fungi, just sitting there amongst the moss and leaf litter. It was a moment of peace just outside of the city where chaos and unpredictability was the tenet of the day. There were very few of these moments, and even here I felt rushed. When you engage a guide in Papua New Guinea, they feel that they must deliver on their promise of getting you from A to B while seeing C inbetween and safely. There was always the need to be moving, always in motion, a moment to stop and sit was rare. This meant that you often only had one chance to get your photo... time to keep moving now.

Photo taken 23 July 2008. July is nearly over, have been looking at the August shots... I visited Bougainville in August of 2008, it was one of my favourite places in PNG.
What a wonderful pic, it really looks peaceful! (well done on the PP page)
July 28th, 2012  
Great photo.
July 28th, 2012  
@leananiemand - Oh thanks Leana, and oh cool news about the PP, I'm happy about that!
July 28th, 2012  
Prickly little mushrooms but they look as if they could be eaten! Moving on.....!
July 28th, 2012  
this is lovely composition
July 28th, 2012  
@beckys @maggiemae - Thanks Becky and Maggiemae, they look like coconut cookies, but I don't know if they are poisonous or not?
July 28th, 2012  
Interesting texture, great detail
July 28th, 2012  
@kellyhaysley - Thanks Kelly, no croption required here... I got a winner with the comp I think.

@tthompsonca - Thanks Terri :)
July 28th, 2012  
Lovely combination of textures.
July 28th, 2012  
They do look tasty.
July 28th, 2012  
Lucky for you, you Aced it the first time.
July 28th, 2012  
Awesome!
July 28th, 2012  
Seems to be the season. Saw clusters in the grass last week. Nicely shot!
July 28th, 2012  
I thought they were little cakes by the thumbnail.
July 28th, 2012  
Great DOF... I also had to post a comment as its 14 views for 14 comments and I dont want to be the person to let the team down...
July 28th, 2012  
gorgeous
July 28th, 2012  
Great capture of an interesting subject. I notice it is but one of few that doesn't feature people.
July 28th, 2012  
nice color combination captured here.. :)
July 28th, 2012  
Wonderful composition - fav.
July 28th, 2012  
@rach_who @tigerdreamer @aj1268 @httpgeffed @swguevin @kjarn @jolefont @ravdeepkaur @corymbia - Thanks ladies, they do look tasty but I wouldn't try them, not unless someone else told me that they were okay!

@agima - Love your work Brendan!

@tonydebont - Indeed, one thing that I did notice was that it was the people of PNG that I loved to photograph the most!
July 28th, 2012  
Great composition, I love the leaf just finishing perfectly. I have a feeling that if you ate those mushrooms you'd be seeing bright colours for a week!
July 28th, 2012  
I have read too much Enid Blyton to regard these as anything but magical and assume that you missed the little people hiding underneath.... great shot anyway - the colours and textures are excellent.
July 28th, 2012  
Oh God! ... simply incredible! Love the colors!
July 28th, 2012  
@dalboy - Booyeah! That's a moment I missed then!

@filsie65 - Oh I grew up with Enid Blyton, and I too know of the Magic Faraway Tree!

@fodandfun - Why thank you Maria, thank you for visiting and leaving such a sweet comment!
July 28th, 2012  
Are they edible, I wonder?
July 28th, 2012  
pair of fun guys to me
July 28th, 2012  
@will_wooderson - no idea.

@houdiniem - heeheehee.
July 28th, 2012  
very nice shot
July 28th, 2012  
@abhijit - Thanks Abhijit!
July 28th, 2012  
I must confess to being a bit envious of your mushrooms, we don't get many in my neck of the woods and they're all the common white mushroom... love this!
July 28th, 2012  
@socalgal - Oh the fungi in the tropics are truly amazing! And the cool thing is that they don't blow around in the wind, so make for easier photos.... except the fact they love growing in the dark.
July 28th, 2012  
I like the focus on this. Really pretty and great comp!
July 28th, 2012  
@sludgster - Hey hey Mufty, thank you oh so much!
July 28th, 2012  
@bobfoto you're welcome :) (still amazed I didn't make a 'fungi to be with' joke!) ;-)
July 28th, 2012  
@sludgster - @houdiniem had that covered.... ;)
July 28th, 2012  
I love the color and simplicity!
July 28th, 2012  
Lovely clear shot!!
July 28th, 2012  
A beautiful shot.
July 28th, 2012  
@grammyn @carolmw @ptowncook - Thanks Ladies :D
July 29th, 2012  
Its now 46 views over 39 comments
July 29th, 2012  
@agima - I umm guess I should be replying individually to each of the comments instead of opting for the "thanks ladies" bulk reply?
July 29th, 2012  
@agima - Or I could flesh it out a little like this?
July 29th, 2012  
@agima - But I may get accused of spamming?
July 29th, 2012  
@bobfoto No -
July 29th, 2012  
July 29th, 2012  
@agima - I like your style of thinking.
July 29th, 2012  
Lyn
beautiful mushrooms. . .love the focus. . .and NO reply necessary! I can't believe that you can find the time to thank people - it is sincerely appreciated.
July 29th, 2012  
@lyno - You are more than welcome. I should really head outside now and enjoy the sunshine... Toodle pip!
July 29th, 2012  
Great shot. I wish you had the time to stop and enjoy the fauna and flora more often. However, I want you to keep safe---so keep moving with your guide.
July 29th, 2012  
@daisy - Thank you Kathryn, but I am back in Australia now and have all the time in the world to sit and smell the fungi!
July 29th, 2012  
Gorgeous fungi shot
July 29th, 2012  
Lovely shot.
July 29th, 2012  
@swilde - thanks Sue!
July 30th, 2012  
@mejbronant - Thank you Mair :)
July 30th, 2012  
Lovely fungi !!!
July 30th, 2012  
this has a dreamy ethereal quality. i wanna try em', might be a nice trip!
July 30th, 2012  
@brin - You're a braver man than me Gungadin!

@michelle58 - Cheers Michelle, thanks!
July 31st, 2012  
great focus and DOF here. love the textures.
July 31st, 2012  
@kdimagery - Thank you Kd. :)
August 1st, 2012  
Beautiful shot. I have a thing for fungi anyway, but i love the color, texture and simplicity of this shot.
August 3rd, 2012  
@lisjam1 - Thanks Lisabell :)
August 3rd, 2012  
These ones are rather cute. Like the textures they seem to have.
August 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - Look like marshmallows from a fire!
August 30th, 2012  
Um... what sort of marshmallows do you have out there... ours don't get little spikes on them. ;p Can definitely see it in the color though.
August 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - depends on the sugar content I guess...
August 30th, 2012  
Maybe yours are kosher.
August 30th, 2012  
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