Observation 11155: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2008-09-15

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Found near pine and birch, the day after rain from remnants of Ike hit the area.

I found a lot of mushrooms today and took nearly 200 photos(!); I’ve also got some very good photos. With the Photosmart 735, the macro mode can be even better than using the timer — position camera on tripod with subject nearly filling LCD screen, set macro, push trigger button all the way down, and let go. By the time it finishes autofocusing and snaps the photo your hands are clear of the camera and any slight motion from releasing it has settled down. Today’s photos, including these three, used this method and also a piece of moderate-thickness white paper taped over the flash to somewhat weaken and diffuse the light, producing more even and less harsh lighting and not overexposing white mushroom parts or the specular highlights from wet or slimy mushrooms.

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Recognized by sight: Cortinarius (traganus group?)if it has a web like viel on stalk below cap, and if it has brown spores, if spores are whitish it is most likely lepista (Clitocybe) nuda, blewit
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