Hygrocybe lanecovensis

Found in pretty well only one place… listed as endangered in 2002.

I really needed a few extra frames in the focus stacked image (front focus) , however these little red 'shrooms grow in really tight areas and it was a struggle to even get the camera near them without doing any damage.

even with these at f22 and 15 images it was a struggle to capture the full depth of field… these are really tiny by the way.

Exif love:
15 frames focus stacked.
D750 coupled with Nikkor 55mm f2.8 @ 55mm Aperture: f22 and Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO 500
Lightning goodness : SB600 off to the right triggered thru onboard flash bounced off the dirt 😉

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20 thoughts on “Hygrocybe lanecovensis

  1. A few more frames would certainly have helped +Gerard Blacklock​ but there is enough depth of field to get the gist. Just that front mushroom that looks a little fuzzy. A macro rail really helps for these. You can grab a cheap but robust one from http://www.photo-shop-studio.com.au (I paid $30 for mine) the store is on Parramatta Rd in Ashfield/Croydon. Nice job on the lighting though mate, have you considered using a Pringles can as a macro adapter it works a treat.

  2. +Matthew Fowler
    yeah just on the front side, i was kicking myself when I saw it on the computer 🙁
    I drive past that place often and you are the third person to recommend them.. i think I am going to have to go in there and lighten my wallet a little…
    The pringles can would work well with the 105mm lens, the problem I have with teh 55mm is that at 1:1 you have to be ontop of the subject!

  3. +Gerard Blacklock​ for the Pringles can adapter you cut it to the length you need with a 45° at the end. Cover this in rice paper. The silver tube delivers the light into a direct overhead light source which is then softened by the paper. Not ideal but a great budget fix.

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