Observation 21634: Mycena subcaerulea (Peck) Sacc.

When: 2009-06-03

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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That’s odd
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-06-06 19:36:58 PDT (-0700)

It’s funny you should mention this. I’ve been taking a lot of hand-stabilized shots lately myself, often of bracket fungi from awkward angles. I’ve had some mechanical problems with my tripod, but also got a new one — one of those squid-type ones, ostensibly for wrapping around branches/trees to nail elevated subjects. I tend to find that using a single tentacle braced against something often suffices to hold the camera very steady, though, including a body part (leg or upper arm) that moves less than my hands.

no tripod? no problem!
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-06-06 17:44:11 PDT (-0700)

I agree your recent photos have been really amazing.

same camera – lost my tripod
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-06-06 17:32:01 PDT (-0700)

I’m glad you like the photo Christian :)

I feel like I’m doing found art, and this find was spectacular. Only problem was it was raining hard, and I was missing the part of my tripod which attaches it to the camera. I love taking pictures of mushrooms in low light using long exposure times, but that requires a tripod, otherwise camera shake blurs the image.

With no other option, I got down on my elbows and knees, breathed out, gently depressed the button, and tried to remain completely motionless until I heard the shutter click. This is a technic I have been practicing for a while, and I’m starting to have some success with it. I find that its easier to get just the right angle on the subject if I’m holding the camera in my hands. This photo is a good angle on an absolutely gorgeous cluster of mushrooms.

Dan I don’t know if you got a new camera or something…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-06-03 22:59:34 PDT (-0700)

But your photos recently have been really great!

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