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Mushroom interlude

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Harry S., Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Interlude, because it's not really mushroom season, but two weeks ago - after some persistant rains on following heat period they shot up like mushrooms - wait a moment -these are mushrooms :wink:
    There were quite a few Boletus aestivalis which only appear in summer. No photos because they were hiding under some heavily entangled shrubs. But fried in butter they made a delicious side dish.

    What else I found and shot (Nikon D200, PC-Nikkor 85/2.8 Micro) - see below.

    Russula aurea, a rare representative of that genus (edible and very tasty)

    NIKON D200    ---    85mm    f/16.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    Russula vesca, quite common (also edible and very tasty)

    NIKON D200    ---    85mm    f/15.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    Xerula radicans, a small species (no idea whether it's edible or not)

    NIKON D200    ---    85mm    f/13.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    Two youngsters of Xerocomus chrysenteron (edible).

    NIKON D200    ---    85mm    f/13.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    A very old and rotten specimen of Boletus luridus (also edible, but not in this state :smile:) 

    NIKON D200    ---    85mm    f/13.0    1/60s    ISO 400

    Well, I hope some of you got hungry :biggrin:

  2. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Is it autumn already? I like the light and composition but not really sure you made me hungry. How about some Cantharellus cibarius?
  3. beautiful
    i LOVE mushrooms
    wish i could have some of those in a NICE SOUP

    thanks for the wonderful shots
  4. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    In the first couple of pictures it looks as if you have been tasting them.... you're supposed to eat them after you photograph them!

  5. Thanks Torben, the time will come for Cantharellus, but they are pretty rare here in the low lands. I will surely visit my uncle who has a house in the mountains and if they bloom like two years ago then I will shoot images of Cantharellus meadows :smile:

  6. Thanks Greg and Paul!

    You have to know, when it comes to mushrooms I am a very impatient person. My passion for mushrooms is surpassed only by that of my wife, and hobbits maybe :smile:.

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  7. Very nice, Harry. I love your mushroom shots. The first two are my favorites. Thanks for posting them.
  8. Counter


    Sep 18, 2007
    Very nicely lit Harry!
  9. Thanks - forgot to mention, they were all lit with two SB-R200's, partly lying somewhere on the ground partly hand-held.

    BTW - it's a pity that no other photographer was with me. I would have liked too see what I look like crawling on the ground like a wild boar digging for acorns :biggrin:

  10. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    No, you don't want to see that.
  11. Lovely! It is so wet there are lots of neat weird rooms about! None to eat around here. I get mine from the grocery store.
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