How about a mushroom?

Discussion in 'Macro' started by matthew_currie, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Yummy. I don't know where to nibble first!
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  2. Well, this one might be more edible....
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  3. biotic?
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  4. Very yummy.
    Bear tooth mushroom (Hericium erinaceus )
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  5. Mushroom past its prime.
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  6. Sally, past prime but still beautiful.
  7. Gordon, looks a bit more like H. corroloides with all the branching and shorter spines. No matter, still a nice find.
    OK, you wanna eat? Start with a few large, as in 10 lbs apiece, conks of fresh Grifola frondosa. Take one home and divide into pieces. Do watch for newts and salamanders that may be hiding within. Put 1/2 of the booty in a dehydrater for mid winter. Bread the rest with flour, egg, then panko breadcrumbs. Deep fry till golden brown. Serve immediately with spicy rich peanut sauce.
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  8. Thanks, Gordon. A friend liked the mushroom's "dreadlocks."

    Your picture's gorgeous! How big of an area do the mushrooms take up? I'd love to see mushrooms that look like that!

    Laura, I await a dinner invitation. --Sally
  9. Jack o'lanterns from early fall. Not exactly "macro"...
  10. Edwin, I didn't post a macro image, but didn't realize it till this morning. Sorry 'bout that. I forgot where I was. Your bioluminescence image is wonderful. Now that we have the 6D I'm hoping to get better results with this sort of photography.
    So, here is an image of the Grifola that is more appropriate to the forum.
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  11. Thanks, Laura. I was only commenting on my own shot but at least I'm in good company ;)
    So, here's a macro of the bioluminescence of Omphalotus in cross section showing the luminescence is limited to the spore producing layer. May be a repost.
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  12. For some reason the image failed to attach.
    I'll try again.
  13. and again?
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  14. My response to Sally and Laura is now gone despite having uploaded originally? Thanks PN.
    To recap,
    Thanks Sally the mushroom in my original post was about the size of my fist. I have seen these get much larger than that.
    Laura I did know that this was not Hericinium erinaceus but pulled the wrong name out of my head by mistake. Thanks for catching my mistake. I got the common name right as americanum is referred to as Bear's Tooth and erinaceus has the common name of Lion's Mane. Not that common names are really of much use. I've never found erinaceus in my area although it should be around. I believe that your suggestion of coralloides is also incorrect as I am pretty sure my first post was Hericium americanum.
    My second posting is what I believe to be coralloides.
  15. Edwin, love your Jack'O'lanterns.
    Approximately how long was the exposure to get that level of bioluminescence to register?
  16. Thanks, Gordon. Exposures were variable and taken a year or so apart. The files with the relevant EXIF data are on a backup drive so I don't have the details at hand, but at least 10 minutes at ISO 800, f/4.5 for the cluster
  17. Thanks Edwin.
  18. Gordon,
    Edwin's photos are really, really good. I've tried this with my XSi and got nothin' but noise. The exposures were in the 20 minute range. I was also using the same mushroom, but they had been picked hours earlier than the photo.
    I only see H. erinaceus infrequently, and branched species even less. As to the name, well check this out from our good friend Michael Kuo:
    "Speaking of countries, if this mushroom were a country between Greece and Italy, and if international diplomats had recently named it, rather than mycologists, it might be called "FYROHC"--the Former Yugoslav Republic of Hericium coralloides. Like FYROM (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) or the "artist formerly known as 'Prince,'" Hericium americanum has a former name that is more recognized and popular than its new name; it used to be "Hericium coralloides." Unlike FYROM or Prince, however, the folks in charge have gone and used the former name for something completely different: the short-spined, branched Hericium coralloides (which, in turn, was formerly known as "Hericium ramosum"). Whew!"

    It's hard to keep up sometimes. Let's do our best to keep one another on our toes. ;-))
    Edwin, did you take your images in the field at night with growing mushrooms, or later with picked material?
  19. Laura, these two were taken in my closet. With picked material - they didn;t grow there!
    I have also taken some shots in situ. That really requires a dark moonless night away from any lights.
  20. The underside of the delightfully scented Hydnellum suaveolens, in Redwood National Park.
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