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When: 2008-10-06

Collection location: Kemptville, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: barbarisch

No specimen available

These mushrooms were growing on a felled branch from a chestnut or oak tree. The nuts are in the photo. It has whitish pore surface, round pores with small hairs radially around the inside of the pores. Dark brown flat pileus with slight depression in the middle,with a slight inrolled margin, approx. 4cm diameter. Stem does not become black

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Recognized by sight: Pores on the white underside could be very shallow. Need to look with a hand-lens, or get very close.
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Used references: Mushroom

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-07 20:00:32 -05 (-0500)

Try its macro mode, if it has one. (Hit the mode key until it comes up. Usually the word macro and/or a flower icon will appear, depending on camera make and model.) This often both reduces the amount of flash it uses and makes the autofocus smarter for close-up and/or small subjects. Without it, closeup shots tend to be blurry, and closeups of white stuff overexposed, with most camera models.

If things are still often blurred, it’s probably from camera motion. Try to hold it very steady or invest in a tripod. The tripod needs to be able to be made quite short, but preferably can also be made over 1m tall, and preferably is made with metal rather than plastic; then it will be rugged enough for the field. Tripods meeting those criteria can be had for under $40. I got mine at a Staples.