Best Photo of the Month

We know many of you are out in the field, camera in hand, taking beautiful, interesting, awe-inspiring or just plain quirky images. They may be coffee-table-book-beautiful, show a field guide level of detail, or convey the sheer joy of mushrooming. Let’s share them! Enter your choice pics in the Fungus Federation’s Photo of the Month contest. Winning images (editor’s choice) will be posted on the FFSC website and may be used in a FFSC publication. Your images will not be used for commercial purposes.

Submitting Images

We will source images from those submitted on the FFSC Google Group as well as individually submitted images. Images can be submitted via email to bestphoto@@ffsc.us.

Technical Criteria

Please send an image that does not have EXIF metadata stripped off or just full-sized original image if you are unsure. Acceptable formats: anything but RAW files.

Information Required

  • Photographer’s name
  • Title for image, if any
  • Optional: Date, Latin Binomial
  • Give us few words about the collection if you’d like. Rough location, habitat, did you leave them in the field or bring home? If edible, how did you prepare them?

Past Best Photos of the Month

October, 2016

"Spooky Grisette" by Adam Ryszka

Best Photo
Date: October 16, 2016
Camera: SAMSUNG SGH-T989
ISO Speed: 50
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/2.7
Flash Used: No

Even fungus likes to dress up.   This Amanita species, possibly Amanita contricta (grisette) has its veil resembling a skeletal hand.   Thank you Adam for providing this great photo from our member up in Oregon.

August, 2016

"Sparassis americana in North Carolina" by Judy and Bobb Lipp

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Roaming the East Coast in our RV. Pretty dry out here until we went into the Pisgah National Forest near the North Carolina Arboretum. It's practically a rain forest there. Must have seen over 50 species without looking hard and literally thousands of mushrooms.It was hard to ever be out of sight of at least 5 species at a time. Fun to see so many different species that are different or uncommon to the West Coast...

June, 2016

"Puff of Smoke" by Hugh Smith

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Date: 04 June, 2016
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May, 2016

"The orange grove of the forest floor" by Amanda Timoney

Best Photo
Date: January 17, 2016
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ISO Speed: 200
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Flash Used: No

March, 2016

"Auriscalpium vulgare" by Cassandra Fuentes

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 Exploring the Soquel Demonstration Forest at the FFSC local foray in February, and though the weather was amazing, the fleshy fungi were few and far between... None-the-less, there was some really cool finds, including Hericium coralloides (a choice edible related to Lion's Mane), an Auriscalpium vulgare.

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