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Subject: [Leica] IMG: Poison Mushrooms
From: matthew at (Matthew Hunt)
Date: Tue Sep 30 23:57:47 2008
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Nice picture.  We've been away in NW Scotland again and there were many
different sorts of fungus coming up.  I did not find them easy to photograph
close up and tried several lenses on the M8.  The DoF is so shallow close up
it was difficult to get a good focus from the rangefinder even at very small
apertures.  My wife did better with the D-LUX2.  I was interested in the
differences between your M8 picture and your Nikon one.  Don't they always
have infuriating blades of grass in front of them!

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Leonard
Sent: 01 October 2008 02:01
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] IMG: Poison Mushrooms

After three days of on and off rain I found these mushrooms  
surrounding my small Spruce tree in my back yard. It was strange that  
they were no where else in the yard.



One of the mushrooms behind the tree was about 10" in diameter.  
Before I could take it's picture it fell over and broke.

I identified the mushroom as a Amanita Muscaria var. formosa. These  
mushrooms are found throughout the USA. On the west coast the cap  
color is more red where on the east coast  they are more orange or  
yellow.  If anyone can identify it as a different type please correct  

This mushroom is listed as poisonous but has been used as a  
hallucinogen if prepared properly and in small quantities but can  
also cause a person to go into a coma after becoming sick.

Thanks for looking.

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