3 Years WordPress Blogging

Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)
Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)

In June 2016 I began blogging here on WordPress, and I am so grateful to have been able to interact with so many wonderfully creative and talented people from all walks of life and from all over this amazing Blue World of ours. I would just like to say a big thank you to you all, for your generosity in all that you share and do to make this such an interesting and beautiful journey!

Because I love macro so much I am sharing some of my closest and most personal favourite photos … and why I choose a mushroom theme because it is a world we do not see everyday. To me it is a magical world, a fantasy world of the micro, almost like another dimension right under our feet. They can also be quite challenging worlds to capture, but the bigger the challenge the bigger the rewards. I do hope you enjoy fellow bloggers!

Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)
Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)
Mycena pseudocorticola
Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)
Angel's Bonnet Mycena arcangeliana
Angel’s Bonnet Mycena arcangeliana
Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon
Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon
Funeral Bell Galerina marginata
Funeral Bell Galerina marginata
Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Iodine Bonnet (Mycena filopes)
Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes

66 thoughts on “3 Years WordPress Blogging

    1. It can be tricky. I found making the jump to manual and keeping experimenting got me through, although I think every photo is an experiment of some kind or another to try and get the perfect one, and most of them turn out by accident sometimes! Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  1. I discovered these delicate types of fungi when I was a teenager and would try drawing them in a notebook in order to remember them. They’re amazing and always seem very special given the season to see them is very limited. I’m glad you’ve featured them and thanks for all the marvellous photos you’ve posted over the three years!

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  2. Thanks Pete. We seldom stop to look at all the small creatures and plants in this world. Thanks for sharing them with us for so many years. Your mushroom them is beautiful. Hope to see you around for another 3 years. Peggy

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  3. Doesn’t time fly, when you’re having fun? I’ve certainly enjoyed following your blog, and the gilmpse into the natural world that you provide. Here’s to a future of seeing!

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  4. Wow! Fabulous photos Pete, but the second one is exceptional. Do you ever enter into any photo competitions? If not you should. Congratulations on the blogoversary, I hope you will continue blogging and sharing your amazing nature images with us. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸΎ

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  5. Congratulations on 3 years — it goes by so quickly, doesn’t it?! (I’m coming up to my Thirdiversary, too.) Just love your mushroom photos. Such tiny worlds, so hard to capture. Well done!

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  6. Just looking at these photos again and noticed the name “Candlesnuff Fungus”. How wonderfully apt for that particular fungus.. awesome!

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    1. Thank you Liz. It’s interesting you mention this as it goes by a second name, too, ‘Stag’s Horn Fungus’, and again we can see why πŸ™‚

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  7. Happy blogaversary, Pete! Looking forward to years more of your fantastic pictures, and the ever interesting names of your subjects. πŸ™‚

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  8. ….and thanks for sharing all your wonderful images (and observations) over the 3 years, Pete.

    I love the way blogging connects us with so many different cultures and locations across the world. Some so very different and unique and yet some, (flowers & birds in particular), almost like our own indigenous species.

    We are all part of this wonderful natural world that we need to conserve and nurture (if the generations that come after us are able to see).

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  9. Pete, it’s been a pleasure to follow your blog, to see the hidden world of insects and macro and share your love of nature and photography.

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  10. Candlesnuff is my new favorite mushroom! I used to go out into the woods daily to get photos when the mushrooms were growing in my New Hampshire backyard. You must have some dirty shirts after taking photos like these!

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    1. Yes, I have to get down really low to get to their level! I do like Candlesnuff, especially the way it twists and turns creating such lovely forms. Thank you for your comment Anne!

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  11. Truly captivating photographs of the fairy’s world! Really glad I came across your blog.It is inspiring me to become a better photographer.

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  12. Oh my goodness … ok so truth is, I love plants, shrubs, trees, flowers. Mushrooms? Probably not my thing, and yet …. and yet these photos are beautiful. Beautiful and detailed and I think I might almost be converted. Glad to have met you. Katie

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