Bioluminescent Fungi

Posted by ChrisRoss on Sun May 14, 2023 7:34 pm

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Bioluminescent Fungi  Omphalotus nidiformis

From the backyard last night, the Ghost fungus Omphalotus nidiformis, it is found growing in rotting wood and a few different patches have come up recently.  It's quite faint and you need to be at least partly dark adapted to see it well.  Shot using the live time function, each frame takes 16 minutes for the exposure plus the dark frame subtraction.

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Olympus OM-1 + 12-40 f.8 @ 26mm

8 minutes @ f6.3 ISO800
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by Swissblad on Sun May 14, 2023 10:13 pm
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Fascinating - as is the technique you used to capture this image!

by david fletcher on Mon May 15, 2023 2:16 am
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Swissblad wrote: Fascinating - as is the technique you used to capture this image!
+1.  Lovely work Chris.
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by Eia on Mon May 15, 2023 9:23 am
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Very mesmerizing and interesting. Something to stop and look at for awhile.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon May 15, 2023 3:14 pm
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Pretty cool effect and thanks for the explanation, Chris.
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by Tom Whelan on Mon May 15, 2023 5:10 pm
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It's unearthly and beautiful, too.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue May 16, 2023 12:20 pm
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Definitely other worldly, Chris!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Wed May 17, 2023 3:26 pm
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Love the way you captures this for maximum effect. Makes an excellent abstract too. Great job!
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