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Heterotextus alpinus mushrooms are fairly common in the Pacific Northwest, but they are nearly impossible to photograph because they’re usually found deep in the forest where the lighting is total crap, and, of course, their gel-like consistency makes them even harder to achieve a tack-sharp focus. I don’t usually even attempt to take photographs of these guys, but I was glad I stopped today during our hike in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

These mushrooms, which can usually be found attached to decaying conifer wood, look like yellow gum drops to me. I never do, but I’m always tempted to squeeze ‘em (they look so squishy!). Maybe next time.

Photo taken with a Pentax 100mm macro lens in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, WA.


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    Oh my! These are lovely !
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    Maybe I’ll see some of these when I ship off to Oregon.
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