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Title: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:24:13
I am fond of wild mushrooms...
There are many growing this year
I love pick up them, cook them, eat them and of course photograph them...

I you are like that, don't hesitate to feed this thread.

1# A ''nest'' of penny buns or ceps. (Boletus edulis).
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:29:25
2# Boletus edulis.
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:30:58
3# Boletus edulis.
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:34:40
4# Fly Agaric. Amanita muscaria.
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:44:44
5# the same, but older.
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 12:47:24
6#  End of life... :o
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Post by: rosko on October 20, 2019, 21:21:39
7# Not sure about this one...
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 20, 2019, 22:53:24

Some with 300mm f/4 PF except #5, no identifications:

#1
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452035.jpg)


#2
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452034.jpg)


#3
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452040.jpg)


#4
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452041.jpg)


#5
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452788.jpg)


#6
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662462451.jpg)
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on October 21, 2019, 01:20:37
Wow, looks like a promising thread.

Thank you for starting it, Francis!  Thank you for the contribution, Øivind!
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 21, 2019, 18:51:49
Some with 300mm f/4 PF except #5, no identifications:

Øivind, the first pic looks like the Caesar's mushroom, but it should show an orange cap, so it might be the poisonous fly agaric without white spots.

The last one is the yellow Stagshorn (Calocera viscosa).

Nice series, BTW ! ;)
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 21, 2019, 18:59:54
Wow, looks like a promising thread.

Thank you for starting it, Francis!  Thank you for the contribution, Øivind!

Thanks for stopping by,  Akira ! :)
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 21, 2019, 19:05:06
8# Boletus edulis again !

The king of edible wild mushrooms... :P :P
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Post by: Bear Dale on October 25, 2019, 04:53:14
Very very interesting seeing these photos.
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 25, 2019, 10:13:40

Cantharellus cibarius - golden chanterelle mushroom. This was growing at an unusual place for the species, overhanging the water at at edge of a lake (Store Åklungen, Oslo), only visible when swimming. It cost me an attack of swimmers rash, exploring the shallows to pick it for firm identification.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3671200215.jpg)
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2019, 10:21:31
I do hope it tasted good, Øivind !!

Swimmer's rash is a nasty experience, by the way. One never know when one is attacked. Once happened to me in an alpine lake in a pristine mountainous setting :(
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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 25, 2019, 11:49:18
The essential notion of fungi: the pretty yet dangerous Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria. An old capture done with the 10mm f/5.6 OP-fisheye-Nikkor and a remote-controlled camera.

At that time, I used the lens in its stock configuration thus near focus capability was limited. I attempted to make the most out of the restricted range available, however.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: elsid on October 25, 2019, 14:19:26
Last week I visited a forest on mount Rodopi in the North of Greece very close to the border with Bulgaria.
I took some shots of mushrooms, my first ones ever. I did not have the time to check the names, so here they are.
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Post by: ColinM on October 25, 2019, 21:43:59
Thanks guys.
Wonderful Ceps and Chanterelles.

Get the pan on, melt the butter, get the shallots diced....!
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Post by: rosko on October 26, 2019, 01:11:08
Thanks guys.
Wonderful Ceps and Chanterelles.

Get the pan on, melt the butter, get the shallots diced....!

Colin, you are connoisseur ! ;)
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Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 26, 2019, 05:34:46
I do hope it tasted good, Øivind !!

Swimmer's rash is a nasty experience, by the way. One never know when one is attacked. Once happened to me in an alpine lake in a pristine mountainous setting :(

Thanks for commenting, Birna. It was really not enough of the cantarels to prepare them, and they got water soaked and indelicate  :(  (this one was the nicest looking one). Yes the swimmers rash was nasty, got quite an immune reaction, like the first of season's mosquito bites, just much worse. A telltale sign is when you suddenly feel like you got several insect bites shortly after getting out of the water. Interestingly it only hit one arm, with more than half a dozen "bites", and one or two where the arm would touch the body. It must have been on some substrate that I touched/hung on to when picking the cantarels. The person who was with me and swam out from shore did not get it. Lots of ducks were around that can be the parasites' target carriers, snails the other middle host for the parasites.

Getting it in a pristine mountain lake, that must have been disappointing. I guess both birds and snails may be around, but usually it is not warm enough for the parasites to thrive.

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: ColinM on October 26, 2019, 22:07:27
Colin, you are connoisseur ! ;)

I can't claim that.
But some of these made me hungry.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on October 27, 2019, 09:23:14
Some with 300mm f/4 PF except #5, no identifications:

#1
(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3662452035.jpg)



Amanita caesarea is a little more orange (and gills are creamy yellow), this one is more probably a Russula emetica, but from one photo and one angle it's impossible to identify it for sure.
Anyway, the white marks at cap's border tell for sure it's not an Amanita caesarea

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on October 27, 2019, 10:16:51
Shelf fungus (Polyporus sp.)

Norway, just below the Polar Circle. Rock hard, on a live birch tree.

It seems that every year a new layer grows on top of previous years' layers.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 27, 2019, 18:17:57

Norway, just below the Polar Circle. Rock hard, on a live birch tree.
It seems that every year a new layer grows on top of previous years' layers.

Definitely not edible... ;D

below, a very moist one.

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Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 27, 2019, 18:56:43
The forests around me are filled to capacity with winter chanterelles Cantharellus tubaeformis this time of the year. Evidently they have a splendid season and we share the felicity :).

A tiny fraction of what was collected today ... snapped with my mobile.

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Øivind Tøien on October 27, 2019, 20:54:50
Amanita caesarea is a little more orange (and gills are creamy yellow), this one is more probably a Russula emetica, but from one photo and one angle it's impossible to identify it for sure.
Anyway, the white marks at cap's border tell for sure it's not an Amanita caesarea

Ciao from Massimo

Thanks for further attempts to identify this specimen, Massimo. Unfortunately I did not capture images from any other angles.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Nikfuson on October 27, 2019, 21:22:44
The forests around me are filled to capacity with winter chanterelles Cantharellus tubaeformis this time of the year. Evidently they have a splendid season and we share the felicity :).

A tiny fraction of what was collected today ... snapped with my mobile.

You got a mobile with a camera Birna???  :o
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Birna Rørslett on October 27, 2019, 23:05:41
You got a mobile with a camera Birna???  :o

By necessity not by intention. My old one gave up the ghost after approx. 15 years of service.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Gunver Hjarbo on October 29, 2019, 15:40:10
Some nice specimens, in lovely autumn light
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Post by: mxbianco on October 30, 2019, 14:01:16
Amanita pantherina

Poisonous, not deadly, its habitat is the same as that of the good Boleti.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Øivind Tøien on November 04, 2019, 08:51:40

Late autumnal creatures:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3687483475.jpg)
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Fons Baerken on November 04, 2019, 09:00:34
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49001879546_f92b6d6357_o.jpg)

D500, 70-210mm f/4-5.6 nearfield the lens is sharp focusing distance is a hit or miss story.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on November 04, 2019, 09:02:34
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48989888543_7460e44d8a_o.jpg)

D850, 105mm f/1.4 @ f/2
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 04, 2019, 10:39:43
Fiocchetto di Culatello

There's more autumnal creatures than mushrooms... This is the period of the year when swines are sacrificed, and the results can be appreciated one year after.

Here's a 2.6 kg Fiocchetto di Culatello, from last year's pork

In the Parma area this time of the year they have November Porc (a pun on the Oktoberfest, with pork as a theme)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 14, 2019, 15:58:48
Boletus luridus

This one is edible, although the name is somewhat unattractive. (=filthy boletus)

#31 looks like an Amanita rubescens, edible

Ciao from Masssimo

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on November 14, 2019, 20:48:32
Nice creature, Massimo !

Another edible bolete : Bay bolete (Xerocomus badius). Tubes get bluish when touched. It's a good one although I prefer Penny buns (boletus edulis).
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 15, 2019, 00:35:43
Nice creature, Massimo !

Another edible bolete : Bay bolete (Xerocomus badius). Tubes get bluish when touched. It's a good one although I prefer Penny buns (boletus edulis).

Penny buns (aka Cèpes de Bordeaux) have no color change, and we eat the young specimens uncooked, as a salad with very thinly sliced boleti, very thinly sliced parmesan, and olive oil. A super experience! In the same league as truffle.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on November 15, 2019, 09:23:14
Penny buns (aka Cèpes de Bordeaux) have no color change, and we eat the young specimens uncooked, as a salad with very thinly sliced boleti, very thinly sliced parmesan, and olive oil. A super experience! In the same league as truffle.

I know Italians are fond of ceps ! they prefer the very young one to make carpaccio, as you said. To my taste, I prefer the older ones when the tubes are turning from yellow to pale green. I reckon they are more ''tasty'', as flavours are developed when older.

When I pick-up few kilos, I deep fry them, put them in jars with sunflower oil, and then sterilise them in boiling water 2 hours.
Yummy !
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on November 26, 2019, 09:17:02
The very common field mushroom.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 26, 2019, 17:29:09
Great thread you've started Francis!

I do like mushrooms but never pick them myself for eating .. but they are fascinating and fun to get close to with a camera, including the deadly ones :)

Here are some devouring an old tree - and a close up of some that looks like "bacon mushrooms". 

   
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Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 26, 2019, 17:44:35
Found this in my local wood, don't what it is ???
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Post by: Lars Hansen on December 26, 2019, 17:52:25
Found this in my local wood, don't what it is ???

Nice colour Bent .. almost looks like wine gum. But could be Tremella mesenterica (Gul bævresvamp in danish).
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on December 26, 2019, 21:17:38
Great thread you've started Francis!

Thanks, Lars !

Here are some devouring an old tree - and a close up of some that looks like "bacon mushrooms". 

Yes, crispy bacon !  ;D

Below, tiny creature invading a cattle poo.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Bill De Jager on December 27, 2019, 03:33:12
Seeing these photos has been a real treat.  Here in North America we also have boletes, chantarelles, shelf fungi of various sorts, and amanitas including fly agaric, among many others.  In lowland California where I live, the rainy season has started and mushrooms are popping up.  Next time I go on a hike with a camera I'll keep my eyes peeled.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on December 27, 2019, 10:14:41
Nice colour Bent .. almost looks like wine gum. But could be Tremella mesenterica (Gul bævresvamp in danish).
Thank you Lars.
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Post by: Lars Hansen on December 27, 2019, 18:59:11
I'm going through my images for autumnal creatures .. found these

Shot #1 .. these are a bit too "tender" for me to decide the species.

Not sure, but I think #2 and #3 are edible: Coprinus comatus (lawyer's wig .. in danish, Paryk blækhat)
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 27, 2019, 19:01:21
Thanks, Lars !

Yes, crispy bacon !  ;D

Below, tiny creature invading a cattle poo.

I guess, not the first ones you would pick for eating ..  ;D
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Post by: rosko on December 28, 2019, 13:48:30
I guess, not the first ones you would pick for eating ..  ;D

Definitely not, Lars ! ;D
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Post by: Hugh_3170 on December 28, 2019, 13:52:21
Too many mushrrom and fungi induced deaths here in Australia for me to pick from the field.  Maybe the fungii one finds in European forests are safer - I most certainly hope so.  Pretty though.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on December 28, 2019, 17:42:54
Not sure, but I think #2 and #3 are edible: Coprinus comatus (lawyer's wig .. in danish, Paryk blækhat)

There are, but only young.

Below :

Taken 3 years ago on 14 December. Didn't find any clue for identification.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Lars Hansen on December 29, 2019, 13:29:29
Francis - thanks for the advice.

Very nice shot. I'm no expert, only curious. Maybe it's Laccaria amethystinathe. It's common, colour is special and its shape can be both curved and depressed. It has gills and they have same violet colour. 

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Lars Hansen on January 03, 2020, 13:24:03
#1: A Puffball - Lycoperdon perlatum as far as I've googled..
 
#2: An invasion of mushrooms. Looks like Ink caps (Coprinus atramentarius) and probably other species.   
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on January 03, 2020, 15:35:14
There are, but only young.

Below :

Taken 3 years ago on 14 December. Didn't find any clue for identification.

Could be Rhodopaxillus nudus, edible but only after cooking.

That was the name by which I knew it as a child (when my father was teaching me mushrooms), now they have changed its name to Lepista nuda. Commonplace but confusing habit to change the names, so a mushroom has at least two-three aliases, like pornstars... It is also known as Agaricus nudus; Clitocybe nuda; Gyrophila nuda; Tricholoma nudum

Ciao from Massimo
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Post by: rosko on January 03, 2020, 20:03:27
Thanks, Lars and Massimo !

Taken today, a dried one :
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on January 27, 2020, 09:49:30
Probably from Polypotus family.

Turkeytails.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on October 31, 2020, 15:09:43
2020 new autumnal creatures...

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Lars Hansen on November 10, 2020, 17:11:01
Thanks, Lars and Massimo !

Taken today, a dried one :

And thank you Francis for that last nice series!
Here is another dried one I found on a forrest hike not long ago. Pretty big one - or maybe two growing very close. And a few smaller ones on a broken tree.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 13, 2020, 10:26:05
Amanita phalloides and Amanita citrina side by side

Deadly poisonous (on left) and edible (on right). Easy to get confused if you are not an expert. AVOID BOTH

Amanita citrina smells of potato, A.phalloides has a foulish smell, especially the older samples.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 13, 2020, 11:08:32
Gyroporus cyanescens aka Boletus cyanescens

Turns pale green when sliced, after some minutes the greenish tinge vanishes.
NOT NECESSARILY a sign of poison, as a matter of fact this one is quite good. We made a fantastic risotto with mushroom sauce
!

Nikon 1 AW1, AW 10mm/2.8+Olympus FCON-T01

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on November 13, 2020, 22:28:01
Wow, Francis, Lars and Massimo collectively offer amazing series of mushrooms!  Thank you for sharing!
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Post by: mxbianco on November 14, 2020, 08:33:56
Wow, Francis, Lars and Massimo collectively offer amazing series of mushrooms!  Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Akira!

More pictures to come, as this fall the mushroom presence in woods has been massive.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on November 14, 2020, 14:40:24
@ Lars
@ Akira

Thanks for commenting.

@ Massimo : very similar mushrooms your are showing !  ???

Below :

Boletus pinicola (left)
Boletus edulis (twinted, top right)

Definitely my fav wild mushrooms... :P
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 17, 2020, 11:28:37
...

@ Massimo : very similar mushrooms your are showing !  ???

Below :

Boletus pinicola (left)
Boletus edulis (twinted, top right)

Definitely my fav wild mushrooms... :P

Same here, definitely!

Boletus aereus and Boletus regius

The ones with the blackish cap and white tubes are B.aereus, the B.regius (quite rare in my area, first time I found it in 50 years) has a reddish tinge in the cap and yellow tubes.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on November 17, 2020, 11:42:20
Boletus aereus and Boletus regius

The ones with the blackish cap and white tubes are B.aereus, the B.regius (quite rare in my area, first time I found it in 50 years) has a reddish tinge in the cap and yellow tubes.

Ciao from Massimo


Are these fungi "porcini"?
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 17, 2020, 12:00:53
Are these fungi "porcini"?

In italian, yes! (meaning "little pigs"). But we have many other regional names (for example, Brisa, Bronzino, Ciupadello, Caponero, Moccicone, Mocciardone, Biodo, etc...)
For example, the B.aereus is known in France as Tête de nègre for the resemblance of the color to a black man's head.

Here's another one, same Boletus family, but not edible: it's called Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka Old Man of the Woods. Has the looks of a furry tortoise (imaginary animal...)

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on November 17, 2020, 19:06:51
In italian, yes! (meaning "little pigs"). But we have many other regional names (for example, Brisa, Bronzino, Ciupadello, Caponero, Moccicone, Mocciardone, Biodo, etc...)
For example, the B.aereus is known in France as Tête de nègre for the resemblance of the color to a black man's head.

Here's another one, same Boletus family, but not edible: it's called Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka Old Man of the Woods. Has the looks of a furry tortoise (imaginary animal...)

Ciao from Massimo

Maasimo, thank you for the details.  Here in Japan, the specialty autumn fungi from Italy is mostly known as "Porcini".  I have tasted them and love them!
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 18, 2020, 09:05:55
Maasimo, thank you for the details.  Here in Japan, the specialty autumn fungi from Italy is mostly known as "Porcini".  I have tasted them and love them!

Only these four species will have the honor of being called Porcini, two of them are depicted in Francis' above photo, one of them in one of mine:
Boletus aereus
Boletus edulis
Boletus pinicola
Boletus reticulatus (aka B.aestivalis)

but then you may encounter a mushroom picker that will tell you he collected Porcini in the morning, and the next inevitable question is "the real ones?" ;) Mushroom pickers are like fishermen...

A group of mushrooms with no food value, but a beautiful composition (Mycena renati aka Beautiful Bonnet)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: golunvolo on November 18, 2020, 10:23:05
Beautiful structure Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on November 18, 2020, 17:18:04
Beautiful structure Massimo

Indeed, yes.  Thank you for the additional explanation, Massimo!
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 20, 2020, 17:59:56
Thanks, Akira and Paco!

Here's the underside of three wild Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) with the gills giving a nice optical effect.
BTW, this is one of the few wild mushrooms which can be cultivated. Taste is not the same as the wild ones...

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: mxbianco on November 29, 2020, 08:53:28
Trametes versicolor (aka Coriolus versicolor, aka Turkeytail)

A nice wood mushroom, has been the object of antitumoral research.

Has a huge variation in color, you can see a blacker variant by Francis higher up in this page

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on November 29, 2020, 10:48:11
Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
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Post by: ColinM on November 29, 2020, 12:01:58
Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Beautifully textured fungi, lovely picture Kim
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Akira on November 29, 2020, 13:28:37
Trametes versicolor (aka Coriolus versicolor, aka Turkeytail)

A nice wood mushroom, has been the object of antitumoral research.

Has a huge variation in color, you can see a blacker variant by Francis higher up in this page

Ciao from Massimo

As you say, the variety of colors on the mushroom is indeed intriguing!


Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Yes, I love the exquisite appearance of them!
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on November 30, 2020, 09:14:39
Nice shot, Kim !

All very sharp, although not in the same focus.

Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on November 30, 2020, 17:26:16
Nice shot, Kim !

All very sharp, although not in the same focus.

Thanks!

It is a stack of 4 images.
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: rosko on December 01, 2020, 11:46:16
Thanks!

It is a stack of 4 images.

No wonder is so sharp ! ;) I use this way some times !
Perfect technique for wild mushrooms in the woods when not enough light and thus no stopping down too much.

Very well done !
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: pluton on December 04, 2020, 00:26:41
Common puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)
Great shot, Kim.  We definitely don't have these in Southern California!
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: golunvolo on December 27, 2020, 18:44:12
Found on a tree in Córdoba, Spain.

  Z6, 60mm 2.8G
Title: Re: Autumnal creatures.
Post by: John Geerts on December 28, 2020, 12:23:47
Found on a tree in Córdoba, Spain.

  Z6, 60mm 2.8G
hmm, looks like a pancake snake.  Great colours.