Observation 215692: Omphalotus illudens (Schwein.) Bresinsky & Besl
When: 2015-09-05
No herbarium specimen

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By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-09-08 14:52:00 COT (-0500)

The depth of field is a bit narrow, I suggest getting a wired shutter release and using the bulb shutter speed setting so you can do more than 30 seconds. Try f5.6, iso3200, 3 minutes and make sure you have the long exposure noise reduction feature enabled.

I used a friend’s Nikon for this
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2015-09-07 22:29:43 COT (-0500)

30 seconds, ISO3200, and he opened the lens all the way up. I don’t know the model, but a pretty new one.

When our eyes adusted to the darkness, we could see the shape of the mushrooms as a very dark gray, but no color otherwise.

Panellus stipticus is a bit brighter.

I thought it was a myth!
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2015-09-07 21:48:24 COT (-0500)

I will be looking for this now. How was the exposure arranged?

Nice work, Patrick.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-09-07 20:34:58 COT (-0500)

I’ve only seen the bioluminescence once.

Seems like lots of the Jack ‘o Lanterns are particularly yellow-orange this year. That’s what I’m seeing here in PA. Chanterelle seekers beware!

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