Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.

Photo Info

Dimensions3000 x 2016
Original file size5.46 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken31-Jul-13 09:54
Date modified31-Jul-13 11:59
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length38 mm
Focal length (35mm)38 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x

SOME SHROOM! | On vacation from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sam Mitich examines a very large Braintree Hill bracken fungi with his father, Jason. This particular specimen, growing on the trunk of a decaying sugar maple, measures 27" from side to side. While quite large, it is tiny compared to the largest living fungus in the world.That may be a honey fungus of the species Armillaria ostoyae. One of this type, in Oregon, is believed to be the largest fungal colony in the world, spanning 2,200 acres. Estimated to be 2400 years old, the total mass of the colony may be more than 500 tons. (Herald / Bob Eddy)