Denizens of the Forest Floor

jrista

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If you live in a forest, or have any photos of the forest floor dwellers such as mushrooms, lichens, mosses, etc. this is the place to post them. Macro and close-up work only. Does not matter what lens you use, whether you use extension tubes or reversed lens, etc. so long as magnification is 1:2 or larger (1:1, 2:1, ... 5:1).

Name: Puffball Mushroom (Lycoperdon perlatum)
Edible: Yes (when white inside)
Location: Long Lake, Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
Equipment: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

 

neuroanatomist

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Sometimes you find similar fungi in the 'urban jungle'. This one reminded me of Epcot.

"It's a Small World"

EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 640
 

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Well, I don't know what it is, but it is interesting to look at. It was overcast today, so I will try to go back tomorrow when the sun is supposed to be back. The spider off on the center right is a good 2" across.
 

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Fun thread. Here are a couple snaps from recent camping/vacations (JPEG from camera*):

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Lake Mary Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon), Utah
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Lake Mary Fungus

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Fern Canyon (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park) Humboldt County, California
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Mushrooms On Dead-Fall Redwood

*While the above photos are JPEG, I just installed Lightroom 5 last weekend to start processing RAW (been shooting mostly JPEG up to now). Love it so far...
 

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neuroanatomist said:
Sometimes you find similar fungi in the 'urban jungle'. This one reminded me of Epcot.

"It's a Small World"

EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 640
LOL...With your best Zoolander voice: "What is this? A center Disney World for ants?"
 

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Looks like I had one other fungus pic from that Lake Mary camp-out:

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Lake Mary Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon), Utah
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Lake Mary Fungus 2
 

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Huh...found another. Didn't realize there was so much fungi on that trip...

Name: Was going to call it Digic 7, but I settled for Louis :-X
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Lake Mary Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon), Utah
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Lake Mary Mushroom
 

jrista

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neuroanatomist said:
Sometimes you find similar fungi in the 'urban jungle'. This one reminded me of Epcot.

"It's a Small World"

EOS 7D, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/160 s, f/11, ISO 640
Hah! Nice! Little Mushroom Epcot...all you need now is a Mushroom Disney World around it. ;P
 

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danski0224 said:
Well, I don't know what it is, but it is interesting to look at. It was overcast today, so I will try to go back tomorrow when the sun is supposed to be back. The spider off on the center right is a good 2" across.
Looks similar to a giant mushroom organism I have in my back yard. It grows every year, in this one corner of my yard. It gets bigger every year...first year I noticed it, it was about two and a half feet in size. Last year, it was about four feet in size. It seems to be rooted VERY deep (several feet), and I've been unable to kill it...looks awesome, like tiers of mushroom shelves, when it is fresh...stinks to high heavens when it gets old and starts to rot. I yank it out every year at that point, but it is incredibly resilient.
 

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Famateur said:
Fun thread. Here are a couple snaps from recent camping/vacations (JPEG from camera*):

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Lake Mary Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon), Utah
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Lake Mary Fungus

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Fern Canyon (Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park) Humboldt County, California
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Mushrooms On Dead-Fall Redwood

*While the above photos are JPEG, I just installed Lightroom 5 last weekend to start processing RAW (been shooting mostly JPEG up to now). Love it so far...
First one looks like some kind of cousin to the Elven Cup, although not identical. Beautiful nevertheless. Not sure what the second ones are, but its an excellent shot regardless!
 

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Famateur said:
Looks like I had one other fungus pic from that Lake Mary camp-out:

Name: No idea...
Edible: No idea (I didn't try it).
Location: Lake Mary Trail (Big Cottonwood Canyon), Utah
Equipment: Canon G12 :)


Lake Mary Fungus 2
MMM, nasty! :p I'd guess it ain't edible....looks like some kind of slime moss, but may be something else. Huge, too.
 

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Name: Brown Mushroom (species unknown)
Edible: Unlikely (most simple/small brown mushrooms are inedible and often poisonous)
Location: Long Lake, Brainard Lake Recreation Area, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado
Equipment: Canon 7D + EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

 

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jrista said:
First one looks like some kind of cousin to the Elven Cup, although not identical. Beautiful nevertheless. Not sure what the second ones are, but its an excellent shot regardless!
Thanks for the compliments! I'm nowhere close to a pro, but my little G12 holds its own pretty well for a point-and-shoot (at least for stationary subjects :) ).
 

Kernuak

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Not to everyone's taste with so narrow DoF, but it was also a bit of an experiment with the 135 f/2 wide open with extension tubes, close to 1:1.

Name: Wood Sorrel
Edible: I think so
Location: Aigas Field Centre, Scotland
Equipment: Canon 5D MkII + EF 135mm f/2 with 68mm extension tubes


Wood Sorrel by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

And some more conventional.

Name: Tylopilus felleus
Edible: Yes (if my ID is correct :p)
Location: Quantock Hills, Somerset, England
Equipment: Canon 5D MkII + EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro


Tylopilus felleus by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

Name: Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)
Edible: No
Location: Quantock Hills, Somerset, England
Equipment: Canon 5D MkII + EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro


Young Fly Agaric by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr

I'll have to dig out a couple I've done using the 100mm macro (non-L) with extension tubes, near to twice life size.
 

Kernuak

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danski0224 said:
Well, I don't know what it is, but it is interesting to look at. It was overcast today, so I will try to go back tomorrow when the sun is supposed to be back. The spider off on the center right is a good 2" across.
It looks like one of the bracket fungi, no idea which one though. Mst of them are associated with specific tree species, so that will help to identify it.