Fungi in the Landscape

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Steve » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:30 am

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Chris Johnson wrote:Hi Leif

Cracking images. I recall you saying some time ago that you were experimenting with this type of photography. Do you use a wide-angle lens?

Regards, Chris
Hello Chris, yes I used a D200 (crop DX sensor) with ~20mm lens for the first and a D600 (FX sensor) with a 28mm lens for the second. As I'm sure you know a smaller sensor gives more depth of field and a wider field of view at a given focal length.

I'm impressed with the other photos in this thread, and would be very interested to hear what camera and lens was used by others.
Hi Leif - I use just one camera in the field as I do detailed recording, and have so much gear that I once lost 2 cameras within hours (I luckily didn't lose the GPS so was able to locate them both). It's a little Fujifilm x20, which I also use for stereomicroscope images. I have no idea how to take photos, but Fungi John helps me out :D
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Steve » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:39 am

Hi,
Here are another couple of images from Longshaw yesterday (unbelievably cold). The first has Leafy Brain and Bleeding Conifer Crust on pine. The second one is of a myxo spotted by John from some distance - it's a few mm high. I don't know how to work the manual focus well enough on the Fujifilm x20, so I rely on autofocus. Luckily this locked on to the tiny myxo, and using aperture priority I got the background landscape. I'm going to take some bits of foam rubber (from a carrymat) to stabilise the camera as I don't take a tripod.
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Tremella foliacea and Stereum sanguinolentum in Sheffield Plantation, Longshaw.
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A myxo in Sheffield Plantation, Longshaw.

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Johnson » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:16 pm

Leif wrote:Hello Chris, yes I used a D200 (crop DX sensor) with ~20mm lens for the first and a D600 (FX sensor) with a 28mm lens for the second. As I'm sure you know a smaller sensor gives more depth of field and a wider field of view at a given focal length.

I'm impressed with the other photos in this thread, and would be very interested to hear what camera and lens was used by others.
Thanks, Leif.

My wife took the one I posted with her Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200. I tend to keep the macro lens on my field camera. I do want to take some 'fungi in landscape' images so will experiment with the kit lens which starts at 18mm.

Chris

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Lancashire Lad » Sat Jan 16, 2016 6:25 pm

Here are some of mine, taken with the Fuji Finepix HS10.
For this type of shot, the lens is always set to the widest end of its zoom range, (i.e. 24mm), and with aperture priority set at F8.
Long exposures aren't usually a problem as I use a tripod whenever possible. On the few occasions that I can't get the tripod into the right position, I will make use of anything that happens to be nearby to support the camera. Hand holding is the last resort!
I always use the camera's self timer (set at 2 seconds) to trigger the shutter.

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Candlesnuff Fungus - Xylaria hypoxylon.jpg
Xylaria hypoxylon - Candlesnuff Fungus
Beige Coral - Clavulinopsis umbrinella.jpg
Clavulinopsis umbrinella - Beige Coral
Phallus duplicatus.jpg
Phallus duplicatus
Shaggy Inkcap - Coprinus comatus.jpg
Coprinus comatus - Shaggy Inkcap
Elfin Saddle - Helvella lacunosa.jpg
Helvella lacunosa - Elfin Saddle
Common Inkcap - Coprinopsis atramentaria.jpg
Coprinopsis atramentaria - Common Inkcap
Buttercap - Collybia butyracea var. asema.jpg
Rhodocollybia butyracea - Buttercap
Dryads Saddle - Polyporus squamosus.jpg
Polyporus squamosus - Dryad's Saddle
Cep - Boletus edulis.jpg
Boletus edulis - Cep (Penny Bun)
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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Leif » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:15 pm

Fantastic pictures Mike especially the Penny Buns.

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:13 am

Outstanding, Mike.

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Ditiola » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:42 pm

Hi

These habitat shots are something I have always liked, and there are some super examples above. Here are a few that I have taken

Peter
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Amanita muscaria  4.jpg
Clitocybe geotropa.jpg
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Lycoperdon perlatum.jpg

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Chris Johnson » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:07 am

Ditiola wrote:Hi

These habitat shots are something I have always liked, and there are some super examples above. Here are a few that I have taken

Peter
These are excellent. Peter.

Do you use a dedicated wide-angle lens or is it part of a zoom complex?

Regards, Chris

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by FungiJohn » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:24 am

Some excellent examples showing fungi in the Lanscape. All these make a fine collection indeed.

Best Wishes - John

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Re: Fungi in the Landscape

Post by Ditiola » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:03 pm

Chris Johnson wrote:
Ditiola wrote:Hi

These habitat shots are something I have always liked, and there are some super examples above. Here are a few that I have taken

Peter
These are excellent. Peter.

Do you use a dedicated wide-angle lens or is it part of a zoom complex?

Regards, Chris

Hi Chris

I use an Olympus 7 _ 14 mm I bought it second hand a few years ago. But to buy new now would cost a small fortune. It still performs well at f22 and has very little barrel distortion even at 7mm

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