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Mushrooms by Michelle Stone

For several years, I have been tromping around in the Santa Cruz mountains. My primary interest in photography started out to be wildflower macro. But the winter wet season astounded me banslugwith the wild variety of mushroom life. Here we see a banana slug devouring a red russula mushroom. During a break in work in 1993, I had the opportunity to spend a solid 3 months laying in wet mud puddles shooting these wonderful subjects. It wasn't long until I had a fine collection of mushrooms in my slide box. Ever since then, the yearly mushroom hunt has added to that treasure. Come, share the fruits of the rain with me. Use the photo buttons above to see other mushroom samples.