Observation 62891: Cyathus olla (Batsch) Pers.
When: 2006-11-06
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This photomicrograph shows peridioles that have been ejected from the cup. The one on the upper left has its funicular cord wrapped around the plant stalk.

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How this photo was taken
By: John Dawson (podospora)
2012-05-12 18:40:14 CDT (-0400)

This is a time exposure taken through a student model stereo microscope. I used a Nikon Coolpix 5400 camera with a special adjustable adapter that enables one to remove the microscope eyepiece and make the camera confocal with the scope. (The black area at the lower left is a telltale sign of vignetting.) I used a photoflood light to add extra illumination from the side, let the camera customize the white balance, then cropped and enlarged the resulting image. Were I to retake the shot today, I would use a digital SLR (which I didn’t have at that time)and a fiber optics illuminator. Either way, one sets the camera to the widest possible aperture and zooms in as necessary to minimize vignetting.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-05-10 18:09:40 CDT (-0400)

your photo truly is beyond the work of mortals. can you tell us anything about what it took to capture this image?

Welcome John
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-01-29 10:25:41 CST (-0500)

Outstanding photos!

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