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MercuryKev

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #50 on: October 22, 2012, 08:04:15 pm »
OMG!  If I show this to my Mario he will be so jealous.  It has been a bad year for porcini in Kent, Surrey and Sussex and he is now banned from foraging in his ancestral woods (Epping Forest).  You get fined if they catch you picking there, now.   He blames the Poles.  And I expect they blame the Italians.

I've had an OK few weeks up here.  I've got over a kilo of dried porcini stored away and half of this haul was popped into the freezer. In addition I've got about 5kg of Chanterelles in the freezer plus a load of dried Bay bolete and Slipper Jack.

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #51 on: October 23, 2012, 05:58:48 am »
Know idea what these chaps are:

Apparently, according to my resident expert, they are more likely to be coprinus mycaceous or glistening ink caps because sulphur tufts are yellow and grow in tufts, these look more brown and look to have a more trooping habit. They also look to have a reddish patch on the top of the cap, which sulphur tufts don't have.

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #52 on: October 23, 2012, 06:12:31 am »


And this is Mycenae inclinata, normally found on oak or sweet chestnut.  Apparently.

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #53 on: October 23, 2012, 03:33:06 pm »
Here are some North Downs ones from the weekend. Not photographically spectacular, and probably not mycologically spectacular either!























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Re: Fungi
« Reply #54 on: October 23, 2012, 06:09:17 pm »
Here are some North Downs ones from the weekend. Not photographically spectacular, and probably not mycologically spectacular either!



Magpie ink cap - Coprinus picaceus
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Re: Fungi
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2012, 10:09:00 pm »
[smug]

My photie of a cheekie wee mushroom, which came 5th in beginners section in local camera clubs monthly photo competition
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Salvatore

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2012, 03:18:42 pm »
A small forest of the weirdness which is candle-snuff fungus.

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« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2012, 06:32:25 am »




This is lacaria amethystea, the Amethyst Deceiver. 

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2012, 06:37:35 am »






This is xerula radicata, the Rooting Shank.

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« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2012, 12:24:49 pm »



This puffball chap was a good several of inches across - quite a meal!

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #60 on: November 04, 2012, 02:31:17 pm »
Jane, thank you, I've passed the names on to the people who live near the woodland where we found them.
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« Reply #61 on: November 04, 2012, 03:24:49 pm »

Re: Fungi
« Reply #62 on: November 08, 2012, 06:44:58 pm »
A few from our woods and nearby.
This from Pooley Country Park - lots of pristine fairy toadstools there as it is a birch woodland

And another one

Sulphur tuft on one of our logs

Mycena spp

And some more

Earthball

And an arty one
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Re: Fungi
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2012, 10:21:54 am »
Those are lovely photos, especially the first four.
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Re: Fungi
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2012, 01:21:10 pm »
All the usual suspects were looking forlorn and bedraggled after last week's rain, but this one seems to be thriving in the wet conditions.
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« Reply #65 on: November 28, 2012, 09:01:21 pm »

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2012, 11:16:11 am »
I have to say Sarah's pics are exceptional - much better than the snaps on the BBC. I'm guessing a diffused flash of some sort with your really nice macro lens. ANy chance of some photo tips or do we have to do the workshop in the woods?
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Fungi
« Reply #67 on: December 19, 2012, 05:23:03 pm »
Oops, only just picked up David's comment. Thank you! 

All taken with natural light. I very rarely use flash as it tends to look false no matter what you do with it. I do have ring flash available but don't like the effect. So I kind of look for fungi with nice lighting, then line up a good composition and then take the picture, always bearing in mind what the final result will look like.

I know I could lug a full lighting rig round the woods but a) there is no power, b) it is a faff and c) IMHO nothing compares to natural light anyway.

The 5D3 does exceptionally well at high ISO and looks virtually noise free even at ISO 12500 and above, so rarely need flash anyway.
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Re: Fungi
« Reply #68 on: December 19, 2012, 09:29:46 pm »
All the usual suspects were looking forlorn and bedraggled after last week's rain, but this one seems to be thriving in the wet conditions.


Ear fungus?

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #69 on: December 20, 2012, 11:45:38 am »
Oops, only just picked up David's comment. Thank you! 

All taken with natural light. I very rarely use flash as it tends to look false no matter what you do with it. I do have ring flash available but don't like the effect. So I kind of look for fungi with nice lighting, then line up a good composition and then take the picture, always bearing in mind what the final result will look like.


What is your postprocessing for these? I'd guess they are not straight out of the camera (the contrast is too low between the shadows and the lighting looks to be selectively modified in post - dodging and burning)

Not to mention the advantage of a fantastic macro lens.

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Fungi
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2012, 09:34:43 pm »
David, I usually use Lightroom. Most of these just have a little tweaking of the histogram using the curve function. The earth star is converted to monochrome and given a slight split tone. The latter one I used one of the creative filters that comes with LR and then tweaked it a bit. I can't remember exactly which one it was.

I just try and make the picture give me the feeling I got when I saw the original. The patterns of colours, light, shade, textures and so on.
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Re: Fungi
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2012, 02:51:00 pm »

IMG_1080 by The Pingus, on Flickr

 ;)

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2012, 02:54:24 pm »
I don't know what these are:


IMG_1082 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_1083 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_1088 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_1089 by The Pingus, on Flickr


IMG_1087 by The Pingus, on Flickr

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Re: Fungi
« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2013, 11:06:08 am »
Happy New Fungi
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« Reply #74 on: January 01, 2013, 11:12:15 am »
One from yesterdays amble.


Untitled by davidmamartin, on Flickr
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