A Fungus and a Lichen

Before I get started on this blog, I want to say that I’m a highly visual person. I find photography quite frustrating! For some reason I just don’t understand or retain most of the information.

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I was working in the yard this morning and took this picture of the mushroom and lichen with my Canon PowerShot. The sun hadn’t come around yet to hit the subjects.

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I took this picture on January 9th and didn’t get around to starting the blog until this morning (14th). Obviously, this picture was taken in the sunlight. The colors in this and the above picture differ so much. I don’t use the automatic setting, because the pictures come out too light.

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So, I took another picture after the hazy sunlight moved over to this side of the branch. All three of these pictures were cropped.

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This shows the pores on the underneath side of the mushroom.

 I’ve had no luck identifying these mushrooms.

The lichen is a blister lichen (Physcia stellaris).

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I think the third shot looks the most natural. When you have shade you need to increase the exposure value (EV) to provide more light to the sensor, and when you have bright sunshine you need to decrease the EV so less light reaches it. Once you find the exposure value controls it’s actually quite easy.
    That fungus looks like a turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) but I’m not positive. I like that lichen. I just found one very similar and I wonder if that’s it. I’ll have to look up blister lichens.

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