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Birna Rørslett

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #16 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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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #17 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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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #18 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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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2019, 22:07:27 »
Colin, you are connoisseur ! ;)

I can't claim that.
But some of these made me hungry.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2019, 09:23:14 »
Some with 300mm f/4 PF except #5, no identifications:

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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

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #23 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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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #24 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.


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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #26 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

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2019, 15:40:10 »
Some nice specimens, in lovely autumn light

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Re: Autumnal creatures.
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2019, 14:01:16 »
Amanita pantherina

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

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