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  1. Thanks Cajun! I'm selfish , I want perfection lol, or what's the use of learning. Once I get there, enter boredom and hunt for new hobby....
  2. I was looking into sogs, but think I'm going with Buck tactical knife. It's a little pricey, but I'm getting older, can deal with it .
  3. I had a similar knife and it's up for grabs to any who might find somewhere in the PA forests.
  4. Interesting article. Predator/prey cycles are more significant than it seems.
  5. Nice pic. I've found turtles eating mushrooms before. It's a nice treat...
  6. I tell you Dave , I'm having great fun with it. I've few mushroom photos to date worth keeping , but have a few handfuls of deer, turkeys and other critters that posed for me. Today a deer and some ducks were the highlights. I'm hoping to get some good mushroom hunting in as fall approaches, but my schedule is still tough. So until then it's sticking to the local woodlot. Here is another chicken mushroom I stacked 21 pictures to get. Not great, but good practice,
  7. Thanks John. Haven't been many mushrooms this year, I've been harassing wildlife
  8. I'd say things are popping. There ain't nothing going on here. I'm going to have to get out and moving. I bought store mushrooms the other night. What I wouldn't have done for some chanterelles.
  9. Thanks Bob, If zoomed up all of the way there is a little distortion near the bottom edge of the mushroom. I believe that is from the stacking of the pictures and maybe a slight movement from not using a tripod. Thanks for the tip. Im not far from North Park and have considered going to Hartford Manor also, just my time has been limited and choices bad so far. I haven't even found a chanterelle or trumpet so far this year. Not my best year for shrooming. Funny it's been so rainy and hot.
  10. I found a chicken mushroom (L. cincinnatus) today and tried a photo stack on it. I think it come out good other than some slight noise on the bottom.
  11. Honestly Dave, the best I could come up with is a dirty C. ignicolor. It looks meaty; I wish I'd have taken a better look. I was too caught up in lens play lol. Thanks gentlemen. I found some Amanita's popping today I'm going to see if they're worth keeping later.
  12. Yes it does grab the light good. I'm figuring it out slowly a thousand deleted pictures lately. Next to capturing all of PAs wildlife I'm hoping to get some good pics of the main mushrooms. I have plenty to keep me busy for a while. thanks for the good words.
  13. I finally bought the camera I had mentioned in Good Cameras for Mushroom Close-ups back in the spring. Its been a learning process for the last few weeks, but I'm catching on. The camera is an Olympus OM-D E-M10 mark II and I have a 14-45mm lens and a 40-150mm lens. Its a mirrorless camera and with the smaller lens doesn't take up too much space to carry along. There haven't been many mushrooms this year, but I found a few yesterday to mess around with. Its capable with both lenses, yet I feel Id do better with a macro lens. On the other hand it has a focus bracketing feature that can be used if you are more serious about the picture aspect. I didn't find the opportunity to try it on a mushroom, but did have success with a rhododendron bloom. The software stacked 9 images for the final result.
  14. I found this at the base of a tree growing on the trunk. My first thought was an umbrella polypore, Polyporus umbellatus, but I don't believe it is.
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