One small cluster fruiting on top of a decayed log which was also occupied by a favorite companion, Stereum ostrea. Mixed hardwoods forest.

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By: Steve (Lokness)
2015-12-18 16:41:25 PST (-0800)

Judi; Well it wasn’t a phone Steve says smiling! I completely agree that a small camera for mushrooms is the only way to go – at least where I am at where it is so often wet or threatening rain. Having a small camera allows a person to go where they would never take a camera that might cost thousands. I’m forever showing my camera into the ground trying to get low enough. It is obvious you are finding some very interesting examples – and getting great shots. Thanks for the reply! – Steve

Steve, thanks for the very flattering comment.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-12-17 17:51:27 PST (-0800)

I set a goal for myself to take better pictures this year. I’m almost never entirely satisfied with any photo I take, so I have been paying more attention to the details of composition and lighting. Both are challenging, as you know, when photographing wild mushrooms … crawling around on the forest floor and over logs, etc. to get the best angle and sometimes using reflectors and even flashlights when the light conditions are poor.

You may be disappointed to learn that I use nothing more than an inexpensive Canon Power Shot Elph 340 HS “pocket camera.” I am aware of its limitations (mostly depth of field) but I’m willing to compensate for that in order to always have my camera with me.

You may have noticed from my comments and votes that I am a fan of your photography as well; but, if you are in the market for a new camera, I can highly recommend talking to one of the technicians at Canon Customer Care 1-800-652-2666. I have found them to be very knowledgeable and most accommodating when it comes to helping someone identify just the right camera to meet his/her personal needs and requirements. Keep on doing what you’re doing, and I’ll continue to admire your work=)

By: Steve (Lokness)
2015-12-17 11:09:06 PST (-0800)

I consistently like the pictures you are getting- both for being interesting subjects and for technical reasons. Can I be so bold as to ask what camera you are using.


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