Observation 119659: Macrolepiota procera (Scop.) Singer
When: 2012-12-09
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

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how often does our camera capture what our eyes and spirits see?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-08-05 17:26:57 CDT (-0500)

not very often.

so when it does happen, like in this photo, it’s kismet or magic!

I must comment on the latest posts:
By: zaca
2016-08-05 15:35:37 CDT (-0500)

- Debbie provides examples of others experiences, confirming that some shots are extraordinary and that their authors can not give a “receipt” for repeating them; that’s goes along the lines of my previous comment: I can not explain why the shots in this observation are much better than others taken in similar situations.
- Rocky is one of the MO users that repeatedly had quoted very high some of my photos of mushrooms, lichens or of their microscopy. Naturally I appreciate his opinion but, in the case of this observation, I have to say that the result of the photos were unexpected and somewhat “inexplicable”.

Thanks to both for their comments and hoping to have other opportunities to make them happy with some photos of specimens from our common passion.

By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-08-05 13:11:03 CDT (-0500)

This guy already has a whole library of the coolest Lichen shots around. I wouldn’t worry about reaching your apex yet Zaca :)

don’t feel bad about “just one” great shot
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-08-05 13:06:59 CDT (-0500)

I worked with a Nat. Geo photog at the International Crane Foundation right out of college, back in the late 70s. Even he took 70 rolls of film (thank god for digital these days, eh?) to get 10 good magazine worthy shots.

There will be more great photos from you, too, I am sure!

Thanks, Debbie!
By: zaca
2016-08-05 12:57:58 CDT (-0500)

I was also surprised with the result; Just happens “once in a lifetime”? Hope not!

what lovely ring details, Zaca!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-08-05 12:34:48 CDT (-0500)

thanks for sharing.

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