When: 2010-07-18

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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I have seen many examples of B. campestris
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-07-25 20:13:23 CDT (-0500)

which showed vivid colors.

Art it is Dan
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-24 14:53:52 CDT (-0500)

very nice too. I’m not an artistic photographer, I just try to capture the mushroom the way it looks in real time on a photo for a record of that mushroom. I’m all infavor though of people who DO turn mushrooms into photographic art.

Hey Bill
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-07-24 14:26:09 CDT (-0500)

People are always asking about color, and I really don’t know how to respond. Yes, the mushrooms are red and yellow. My camera has several white balance settings, and the colors look different on each setting. Color also changes with f-stop and shutter speed adjustments. Color changes when a cloud blows over, or when I add a little external light.

Don’t forget that photography is art. This photo is a representation of a mushroom that looked even cooler in person.

True color?
By: Bill (boletebill)
2010-07-24 14:07:57 CDT (-0500)

Please don’t take any offence Dan but I find it hard to imagine these are true to life colors in this pic of this mushroom. Does the cap really appear brilliant firey red and are the pores really bright gold/yellow in life. Did you happen to “adjust” the colors when editing? Just asking. beautiful pic BTW.