Taken 27-Apr-13
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Categories & Keywords

Category:Science and Technology
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Gymnopilus junonius, fungus, mushroom
Photo Info

Dimensions3247 x 4870
Original file size3.87 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Apr-13 16:36
Date modified26-Feb-16 23:03
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length150 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius

Gymnopilus junonius

Sometimes you make a goose of yourself in spite of your best efforts and intentions.

We have a friend in Melbourne who knows how much I love photography and natural history. He had another friend who was into fungi. He told me he was very knowledgable, worked at a Uni and gave me his contact details.

We tried to tee up a time to meet, but it didn't work out. However I did make phone and email contact and I got help with identifying the fungus in a different photo.

So, a year later, when I finally got around to photoshopping and uploading this shot, I asked again for help with the ID. I also asked for a recommendation for a fungi field guide. I graciously got the ID, and a reccommendation for the "A Field Guide to Australian Fungi"..... by the same Bruce Fuhrer (Order of Australia) that I'd been emailing. Yep, I'd been introduced to one of the leading experts and author on Australian fungi, and not known.

Helpful, humble, passionate, and eager to share knowledge. I really respect and admire that. I'm also buying his book 8-)