Chicken (of the woods)

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tantalum181
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Chicken (of the woods)
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We discovered a humungus fungus amungus the other day out mountain biking our local trails.

View with the fp and 45mm lens

Behold : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

I had the fp and fun 45mm lens and took some shots:

Others were with me

Hooman included for scale. I think I heard him say "Make love to the lens, baby!"

The next day I biked up to it with a backpack of lens and various bodies and a tripod:

Someone had harvested about 1/3 of our model.

Then, I broke out the 105mm Macro and SD1m. I really like the foveon sensor when I want every pixel to be, just so.

Cropped with Affinity.

I did not harvest any of this Chicken as I am unfamiliar with this this species. I do harvest chanterelles when they appear. Most delicious.

I think I saw this one starting to grow when I went by a couple of weeks ago. The orange color was so intense I thought it was a spray paint marking for logging. It appears it was not.

bob

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tagscuderia
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Mushroom season came early to NW England, I found a huge crop of chicken of the woods in some local woodland in June! I made 2 risottos; first time cooking with it but obviously it's unmistakable − as long as it's not growing on a birch (absorbs toxins from the tree) then it's edible*.

The orange really is incredible, an exciting find.

*don't hold me to that, that's just what one book stated!Oak is definitely safe though, I've tested that one

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docmaas
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Re: Chicken (of the woods)
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The experts say you can eat any mushroom once. (Once is all some people get though)!

Never found a chicken of the woods, found a few shrimp and bought a lobster, lots of agaricus augustus my favorite and chanterelles and a few others I've forgotten.  Been way to dry around here to have many mushrooms this year.

Here's an excellent reference available in both the UK and the US:

https://www.amazon.com/Mushrooms-Demystified-David-Arora/dp/0898151694/ref=sr_1_3?crid=4WXL05LP78QE&dchild=1&keywords=mushrooms+demystified&qid=1601004479&sprefix=mushrooms+%2Caps%2C239&sr=8-3

tagscuderia wrote:

Mushroom season came early to NW England, I found a huge crop of chicken of the woods in some local woodland in June! I made 2 risottos; first time cooking with it but obviously it's unmistakable − as long as it's not growing on a birch (absorbs toxins from the tree) then it's edible*.

The orange really is incredible, an exciting find.

*don't hold me to that, that's just what one book stated!Oak is definitely safe though, I've tested that one

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