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

December, 2016

"Purple Slime" by Sam Betty

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Taken by FFSC member, now living in Sonoma.  Taken with iPhone 6

Cortinarius sp.  This can be seen at Salt Point

 

November, 2016

"Clathrus ruber" by Anne Elvin

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It is nice to know that although my family is not quite excited about mushrooms as I am; I have made a difference where when they see an interesting fungus, they let me know.

Texted to me from a Palo Alto Elementary School.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrus_ruber

 

October, 2016

"Spooky Grisette" by Adam Ryszka

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Date: October 16, 2016
Camera: SAMSUNG SGH-T989
ISO Speed: 50
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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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