Bioluminescence in Mushrooms.. Walking Through Pandora
#1 First pair of mushrooms, small, not too bright, but nice!
#2 View from the top, like an umbrella
#3 The bottom reveals the gills where spores would be dispersed from
#4 And then we found some more, not a cluster but 4 in a row wasn’t too bad
#5 A larger and brighter pair, allowed us to see more details
#6 The glow illuminates the surrounding slightly as well
#7 We started to see nicer clusters
#8 Can’t get enough of them!!
#9 Able to see tiny dew drops on the stem
#10 Shot from a slightly lower angle. The “upskirt”
#11 Found 6 together! Not very close together, but still a nice pattern
#12 Aligning all 6 together in the same focal plane was a great challenge
#13 View from the top, this was stacked
#14 And the upskirt!
#15 Another view of the upskirt
Not that many finds, but still a significant milestone! 🙂 Now on to the other finds of the night…
#16 A Net-Casting Spider (Deinopis sp.)
#17 Sleeping bee/wasp?
#18 Ok it wasn’t sleeping, kept moving around!
#19 An unfriendly copper-cheeked frog
#20 Getting a little friendlier.. come’on face me!!!
#21 Best I could do to get it to turn towards me
#22 Resident gecko, always on the same tree but very skittish
#23 Melvyn found this odd-looking katydid
#24 Record shot from the top, has little bits of green and brown on it’s body
#25 Lichen Huntsman, oddly not on a tree bark but prancing on a leaf
#26 A pair of mating Ypsotingis. We called it NN Bug….
#27 Final moments before they separated and ended their tryst
#28 Cute little frog, looked as if it’s hind legs were point the “middle finger”
#29 Slightly higher angle to help with ID
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