Observation 22768: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2009-03-08

Collection location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Micah Courteau (waynegrompsky)

No specimen available

growing in redwood forest



Proposed Names

42% (4)
Recognized by sight: photo too blurry to tell more
-46% (4)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: can only assume that the observer observed gills, hence the Agaricus proposal. but good lord what a miserable excuse for a photograph.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Problems with blurry photos
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2009-07-07 12:06:59 MDT (-0600)

I absolutely agree with you too. I would like to offer some help. Dimitar Bojantchev has an excellent reference page on fungal photography:

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-07-07 10:34:07 MDT (-0600)

This photo has neither scientific nor artistic value. It is just a bad photo cluttering up the front page and wasting server space.

Micah, you have posted a few decent photos, so I know your camera is capable. Not every mushroom photo will be beautiful, but ALL specimen photos should be in focus. Please learn how to use your camera and stop posting this rubbish.

may I ask?
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-07-07 09:25:32 MDT (-0600)

May be it is unpolite, but can you tell me the sense of making such horible pictures and putting them for discussion? Nobody will ever be able to tell even the genus. It is a complete waste of time and web space.
It should be possible without problems to lay your fungi on the ground, so that the camera can focus on it and doesn’t focus on the background. Furthermore it is often important to take a foto from the underside, the cap and the fungus in complete view. If you do so, you have a realistic chance to get a certain percentage of them determined. The way you do it now is in my opinion useless.

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