Notes: Would you help us to identify this mushroom?
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Why didn’t it occur to me to roll the fallen trunk? Thank you, Paul. I’ll try taking the picture this afternoon. And thank you, myxomop, for all the valuable info. You guys we’ll have to forgive my English, though.
Couldn’t get the underside with an SLR; only with a point-and-shoot. If the observer has (only) an SLR (or their P&S’s macro mode sucks) then the specimen would have had to be moved.
Camera flat on the ground lens up, set 2 second autotimer and super macro mode, position under subject, click shutter (autofocus goes), square camera (in case it was at a funny angle/subject off center to make room for my finger to click the shutter), wait, check photo for exposure and focus and subject decently centered.
I get underside shots like that all the time for polypores. Though on one memorable occasion I nailed an Ischnoderma resinosum bottom by actually rolling a foot-thick log through a quarter turn so the bracket stood upright from the top of the log and the underside was vertical, taking my shots, then rolling the log back how it had been. Fortunately the resin droplets were sticky enough to stay put through this maneuver. :)
worry not about the well being of your mushroom friends in the botanical garden. picking the mushroom from the ground/wood is like picking the fruit from a tree. more will return in due time. good mushroom photography means getting as much discernible detail in your photographs as possible. that can mean plucking, slicing one down the middle, or bruising different tissues to check for staining reactions. by doing all of this, you’ll have actually helped your mushroom by spreading spores from one place to another.
to get a picture of the underside and I’m not killing it. But they’re common here so I’ll try to find another one.
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