Observation 24784: Lactarius Pers.

When: 2009-08-27

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:34 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘wayne’ to ‘Wayne National Forest, Ohio, USA’

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arms race
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-29 19:34:15 CDT (-0400)

Not so much of a race really. People have figured out all these ‘tricks’ already. An ideal setup would include three remote flashes with variable intensity that could be positioned around the mushroom to light it perfectly. Remote flashes can be triggered by a camera mounted flash, so they can be used with any camera. Of course they require batteries and take up a lot of space in a backpack. the hand crank diode light fits in a pocket and requires no batteries, so using it for wilderness mushroom photography might be something of an innovation. The real race comes in covering enough ground to find beautiful specimens to photograph. It’s also important to get a flattering angle on the specimen once you find it. One ‘trick’ on getting a good angle is the rule of thirds. You can read about it here:


By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-29 04:38:01 CDT (-0400)

…I’m not the only one innovating camera and lighting tricks. It’s an arms race! :)

Too pretty to disturb
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-29 04:20:46 CDT (-0400)

so no latex info on this mushroom. The underside of this mushroom is illuminated with a hand-crank LED flashlight. I had just bought the flashlight before heading off into the woods, and this was the first mushroom I used it on. This is something of a proof of concept photo.

Color of latex?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-29 00:19:59 CDT (-0400)