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Old Sep 26, 2011, 3:06 PM   #1
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Default A great small find

This saturday we had some nice weather for the first time since... well, long. I decided to go out and pick mushrooms. I also brought the camera. Or maybe I went out to take pictures, and brought the basket... Anyway, I was rewarded both ways.

I found a lot of these: Craterellus cornucopioides, also known as trumpet of death, black chanterelle, black trumpet, or horn of plenty. In spite of it's name and looks it's not only edible, it's one of the most delicious species' there is in the forests of Scandinavia.

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First one f8 1sec iso200. Small tripod, 2 sec delay MLU

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Second one f8 2sec iso200.

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But then it got really fun. Ten years ago I made one of the first confirmed finds in Sweden of the very rare Cantharellus friesii, the orange or velvet chanterelle. This saturday I found it again.

Third one f8 0,3sec iso800

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So for science I also took a picture to show it's biotope.

Fourth one DA16-45mm@16mm 1/20sec f5.6 iso400. Hand held

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It's so fun to have fun with the camera again!

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 4:42 PM   #2
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Good to see you around, Kjell.

Love the mushrooms! I rarely see them, being on the edge of a desert (they do show up once in a while), but love photographing them. How in the world did an edible, delicious mushroom get a common name of "trumpet of death"?! It's certainly an interesting looking mushroom though.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 9:57 PM   #3
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Congratulations Kjell! You have made an important contribution to the scientific community, and you got to have fun with photography as you did it!
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 6:22 PM   #5
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Kjell - so nice to see some of your great photos again - thanks for sharing these sharp, clear & tasty images!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 9:44 PM   #6
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I don't think I've ever seen so many mushrooms on the forum. Looks like they are plentiful all over this year.

Nice images. And, I'm curious, too, about how that first one got it's name.

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 6:26 AM   #7
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Great shots Kjell

and I have to agree with all that Patty said.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 1:17 PM   #8
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Knowledgeable and alert, as always. Nice finds.
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