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    Got fungi?

    ....I thought it was beautiful in its own right. Any ID?

    Got fungi?

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Thanks for the link Chris. An oyster mushroom it is.

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Lovely shape and color....hmmm....I see these in my area, wonder if I should try cooking with them? Wonder if a small reflector (white cardboard, even) could have put a little light into the underside of this? just an afterthought.

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    Re: Got fungi?

    I'd be nabbing the sucker and cooking it

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Nice shot Paul...love the setting you were in!

    The true "Oyster" mushroom doesn't grow here in the PNW, but there's a couple
    of relatives of it that do, and from what I can find both are edible.

    http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomoyster.html

    Just be sure to check it out thoroughly before you decided to chop it up
    and fry it in a pan of butter. Grab a nice IPA out of the fridge, and Bon Appetite'! Got fungi?

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Thanks guys, I might have tried to light the underside or even grab a slice but this guy was about 20ft up a tree.

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Thanks guys, I might have tried to light the underside or even grab a slice but this guy was about 20ft up a tree.
    Weeny.

    You must learn to sacrifice to experience the mushroomy goodness.


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    Re: Got fungi?

    Hi Paul,
    I agree with the above comments about lighting the underside; but have just read your post regarding how high up it was, sort of stops you from doing that. However, it's still in my opinion a good shot. Well done.

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    Re: Got fungi?

    I guess it was more the protected wet lands the tree stood in that was the deciding factor. lol

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Definitely a very good shot....I sometimes carry one of those very bright, small LED flashlights, aimed just right, it won't leave the tell tale shadows that a flash would leave....I often walk in the woods, and it's very dark when the leaves are on the trees, so I find this helps me, and it can reach up 20 feet for a little extra boost. Find some more and post, please!!

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    Re: Got fungi?

    Great shot, Paul. Also happy to know what that type of "mushroom" is as they grow in abundance in the woods in these parts. However, I am not brave enough to cook and eat one Nat, thanks for the tip about the little LCD flashlight. I have one in my purse that's going in my camera bag as soon as I stop typing.

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