Observation 117185: Trichaptum Murrill
When: 2012-09-28
Collection location: Indiana, USA [Click for map]
Who: MT.Schmidt
No herbarium specimen

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-20 12:03:55 PST (-0800)


Equipment doesn’t make the photograph, the photographer does. All these images:


were taken with your same model of camera.

By: MT.Schmidt
2012-11-20 11:28:13 PST (-0800)

Also, MS002-MS004 were identified for me by a professional mycologist when they were fresh. However, I can understand why just giving an order(Agaricales) seemed reasonable based on photos and currently without notes

By: MT.Schmidt
2012-11-20 11:24:10 PST (-0800)

I appreciate your constructive criticism and honesty. I took a photo of top of pileus and underneath at gills/pores/etc for all 20 species. I have reviewed my photos and saw that photos (MS001, MS002, MS003, MS0011 (2), MS0016 (2)) are indeed blurry. I was planning on adding the rest of the notes for my observations this Friday. I’ll make an effort to retake the photos listed above. All I have is a Kodak EasySahre M753 and I am not a professional photographer. If you have any tips on how to take better photos for the future add another comment with tips. Keep it too tips on technique not new equipment; I don’t have the funds for new equipment.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-20 02:51:22 PST (-0800)

I read your comment about not having the opportunity to take photographs in the field. The fact remains that whatever photography you do have that you do decide to upload should showcase your fungus in a way where meaningful information can be derived from the images. In the case of this most recent batch of uploads, little to no diagnostic detail can be seen in any one of them. It would behoove you to review your photographs before designating them as worthy for upload, re-shooting whatever came out blurry the first time around. Otherwise, there’s really nothing we the MO community can do with them in helping you to arrive at an ID. Dried specimens are photographed all the time, and those images are not without value, but they must be exceptionally well crafted in light of the fact that all fresh characteristics have long since faded. I hope you’ll refine your methods and come back to us with another round of specimens to review.

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