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

January, 2016

"New Year's Boletus Edulius" by Jonathan O'Bergin

Best Photo
Date: January 02, 2016
Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S4000
ISO Speed: 160
Exposure: 0.03 sec
Focal Length: 5 mm
Aperture: f/3.2
Flash Used: No

First light is the time to get lucky.   Edulius in January?

November, 2015

"The glint of gold" by Sue Labiste

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Looking for fall chantrelles is like treasure hunt.   Fall leaves such as tanoak mimics the yellow and orange colours we seek.   And just as you head out, you see this.

September, 2015

"Reishi Mushroom" by Katherine Elvin

Best Photo
Date: September 18, 2015
Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure: 0.08 sec
Focal Length: 4 mm
Aperture: f/3.0
Flash Used: No

Lisa's finds...

June, 2015

"Tylopilus formosus" by Taylor F. Lockwood

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Date: 18 October, 2015
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May, 2015

"Found a pigs ear in the woods!" by Steve Olejniczak

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Steve found this interesting mushroom while out looking for morels in Minnosota and took iphone picture. 

Date: May 12, 2015
Location: Welch, MN
Elevation: 100 ft elevation roughly
Environment: Mixed hardwood forest
 
 
Thick footed false morel
"pig's ear"
 
Note:  waiting for confirmation from experts

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