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Jack o'lantern mushroom by ewm Jack o'lantern mushroom by ewm
Mom and I found these on our way home from campus. They are gathered around a large tree in the neighborhood park. There were several clusters of them ringing around the base of the tree. An interesting fact about these are they have the same chemical found in fireflies that make the gills of this fungus glow in low light :o sounds cool!


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Jack o'lantern mushroom Omphalotus olearius
50 mm f/1.4 with 500D
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artisticked Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Ofcourse i'm really crazy for mushies.....!!....:)
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geek7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Really beautifull depth of field and very nice colors too, great macro.
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankie :hug:
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zippykid9 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
500D eh, you're advanced! don't you mean 300D?

nice picture, though. that goes another step towards convincing me i need one of those lenses. yes...
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle: 500D is not a camera ;)
It is a close up filter basically a big chunk of magnifying glass that works wonders at getting closer especially if added to a macro lens ;)
[link] <- there is a list of the Canon close up filters including the 500D
Here is a photo of the 500D on a 100 mm macro [link]
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zippykid9 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
oh... interesting. i thought you were supposed to get a higher zoom lens to zoom in... or a teleconverter. how does this method stack up with the others?
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
When I mean closer I mean you are able to focus closer so if the lens I have can only focus as close as 1 ft away with the 500D I could focus maybe about 6 inches closer. A teleconverter makes the lens closer than it normally would be without you moving. If you put a 1.4x Teleconverter on a 300mm lens it becomes a 420mm.
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zippykid9 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
oh... i see. that is cool! now i must have one.
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Aladriel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
Sweet Picture, mushrooms are cool :nod:
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TreLore Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Beautiful
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obsservation Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Evanita, this is very good you must have a good camera:), and this challenges hesitations work:)!~
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Just remember its not the camera that takes the photo its the photographer in order to take a good photo one must have an eye for it and its not just the camera itself. ;) The camera model is actually outdated by 2 newer models but it still does great!
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obsservation Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Of course but the focus is amazing my cameras focus is horrid:)!~
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It all depends on what you want to shoot and how close you want to be. A normal 50 prime wouldn't be able to get this close so I had to use a 500D filter to be able to get closer to them.
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obsservation Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Nice my camera is crappy ive had it for a long time :) its a > Fugifinepix S5200> but i will buy one.
Where do you buy Filters?:?
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I buy all my equipment from B&H [link]
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obsservation Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Thanks i might but one if they have one for my camera :)!~
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theviolin Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Evanita, This challenges some of Maureen's pictures. :)

Sorry, Hexe.
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Challenges by what do you mean? :confused:
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theviolin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Give her a run for her money.
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theviolin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Beats it . Gives her a run for her money.
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Hexe does take beautiful images and yes we do shoot similar subjects, but we are still able to get our unique outlook on what we shoot through our images.
I also have her to thank for how well my photos have been coming out lately. She encouraged me to buy L lenses the best of the best and due to this encouragement and her showing me photos I'd drool over :drool: I got some better lenses which have drastically improved my photography.
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theviolin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Right I love Hexe's work.
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Raventhird Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
Excellent DOF.
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I can't wait to take more photos of them. I was going to tonight but I just got back from my horseback riding class and I'm tuckered out :giggle:
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Giirag Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
Coolness! I agree with the above peeple, you should get a shot of them glowing!
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Artist
I like the focus of this picture, I really like how you single out the mushroom in the front from the rest. And the horizon of it is perfect. And, maybe you should take a picture of it at night, just to make it interesting. Keep up the good work!
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ninazdesign Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Professional Photographer
Nice :D
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MrRat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
have you thought of submitting this to
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CH3-CO-O-CH3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
sounds like you need to get back at dusk so you can photograph these cool glowing fungi! :) i suggest you don't try to eat them though you may look as green as the smiley :chew:
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ewm Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe on the wiki page it says they are toxic although I found a huge puffball mushroom which is edible but it already split so its passed its best eating time.
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CH3-CO-O-CH3 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
:lol: bad luck :P
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Dickie67 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
very nice :thumbsup:
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HerpDrLuXun Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
MUSHROOOMS!!!!

I love the photo.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
man that thing is so cool. :) i like it.
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gingermcfly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
so pretty! Great shot, and nice tidbit of scientific information, too!


But I'm a science geek and I love stuff like that. ;)
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