Gaylord area

Discussion in 'Michigan' started by rlpalm2001, Apr 27, 2018.

  1. jack

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    Since my camera took a dump, I'm considering this camera. Has anyone had any experience with it ? My last one was similar ( Pentax W90 ) I thought it took exceptionally good pictures for not being a DSLR and I believe Ricoh has bought out Pentax now. The old one also had a Ricoh lens. Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 9.19.54 AM.png
     
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  2. old man

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    Chloe and I say goodbye, until next year-GOD BLESS
     
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  3. jack

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    Don't say good-bye, stick around for the Summer & Fall mushrooms, some of them even better that Morels......I know, hard to believe , right....but it's true !!
     
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    Summer & Fall Mushrooms
    Hey!! I'll chime in on this.

    What's so great about mushrooming in the woods other times of the year is the number of edible mushrooms you can find on the same trip.

    This pic below shows 5 different types of edible mushrooms I picked on just one October 10th trip into the woods.
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  5. jack

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    I see you said Oct. I was going to say, Entoloma abortivum already.......
     
  6. mmh

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    I would like your opinion on the Mushrooms that are even better than Morels. I want to hunt others and like to start with the tastiest.
     
  7. sb

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    Jack . . . you get a new camera yet?

    Every year or two I spend some time looking so if mine goes kaput I can replace it without a long delay for my apparently necessary busy-mind analysis.

    My strategy for the last 14 years has been to wear one out and get an identical one for replacement. I've had three almost identical Sony Cybershot's buying the second of the three used but apparently newish.

    My image storage is at 25+ thousand images taken with those 3 cameras. Once I rode the learning curve (it took me several years before I'd used most of the functions on the first camera) I decided "that's good enough!".

    So, share some more of your thoughts on a camera for you. I like the quality of the pics you share and you probably use the same camera for the videos. yes?
     
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  8. jack

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    One of my favorites is the Parasol mushroom ( Macrolepiota procera) and the Shaggy Parasol ( Chlorophyllum rhacodes ) However, don't confuse the latter with the poisonous Chlorophyllum molybdites. Our version of the King Bolete is also an excellent edible. Others are Coprinus comatus, Cantharellus species, Cortinarius caperatus ( Gypsy Mushroom ), Polyporus umbellata, Grifola frondosa, Laetiporus sulphureus and cincinnatus, Marasmius oreades, ( Fairy Ring Mushroom ) Hyphloma lateritium, ( Brick Caps ) Summer Oysters, ( Pleurotus ostreatus complex ) I say that because it doesn't grow on Aspen , like the licorice smelling one on Poplar in the Spring. These I only find on Maple stumps & logs in the summer. These are the ones I go after the most in the Summer & Fall. Then again, a lot depends on what recipes you use. Hope this helps somewhat cause I could still go on, although, some are not quit as good as Morels. Jack's Cooking Collage.jpg 10704141_10202341617294113_6649632356977660759_n.jpg
     
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  9. jack

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    SB, Nope, haven't decided on one yet, but I have it narrowed down to 2, Either the Olympus Tough TG-5, or Ricoh's WG-50. My old Pentax W-90 had a Ricoh lens, so I'm kind'a leaning towards that one. Both are in the same price range. Both are also good up to 30 something feet under water, without a case too. My videos I shoot with a JVC Everio in HD.
     
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    SB, One little trick I learned with my old camera, was to back up 2 to 5 feet and zoom in, ( on a trip-pod or bean bag of course ) Seems like when I tried macro or real close ups they were always still a little blurry. Getting back and zooming in seemed to clear that problem up.
     
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  11. mmh

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    Jack,
    I am of course looking forward to the upcoming Morel season and am sure you are also. I have a question concerning the black Morels I find up North.
    Most often the smaller one I find are a near perfect conical shape and have a richer color, a velvet look with much narrower stems as opposed to the larger one which
    which more resemble other Morels. Are these the same species with the larger ones just transforming as they age or are they actually different. The larger ones will fill the skillet faster but I think the smaller "velvets" are the most beautiful Morel of all. Thank You, MMH
     
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    So am I understanding that a few spotty black ARE being found right now?

    Are these just outliers in very specific areas like sun-drenched front yards?

    I got soil temps in the mid 50's by me at the moment. Things look decent.
     
  13. noskydaddy

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    "Our version of the King Bolete" is what exactly @jack?
     
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    Mid 50’s must be at the surface, I took a 4 inch reading in the garden with wide open sun and got to 46, still a couple weeks to go, especially with the cool weather coming.
     
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  15. gbmillerman

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    There are 2 or possibly 3 different black morels that grow North of the 45th, the regular angusticeps, Capita which is most likely a burn Morel and Septimelata which is probably your velvet.
     
  16. jack

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    There are variations of the truth King Bolete. California has Boletus edulis var. grandedulis. Not sure what the East coast version is. When I get some time I'll try and dig some information up.
     
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  17. jack

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    The best thing I can say is to buy Ascomycete Fungi of North America by Beug, Bessette and Bessette. There's better than 25 different Morels listed in there. I can tell a few apart, but most I'd say you would need to scope. This publication is the most current one out. 2014
     
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    I am curious also on some kings I find. I have did some research but always comes back to boletes that are not suppose to be in the N..E. but I am a newby at this still.
    I have one king producing woods that have a reddish look to it's cap, with beautiful rediculated stems on them. But the same woods also has the more typical looking Edulis that most find around here in michigan.
     
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    Did it look like this?

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