Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 55mm, 8 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600 -- EXIF
Nikon D60, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78mm, 30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600 -- EXIF
I had my friend Shoriki Satomura over one night and we were talking about photography things. I was showing him my recent batch of photos and came across my previous post's mushroom photos. He told me an interesting thing, he said the mushrooms I photographed glow in the dark. Well, I had to see this for myself. So last Monday, I loaded up my camera gear along with my habu gear (poisonous snake catching gear) and headed out to the same spot I took my previous photos and got these shots.
The first photo was taken when there was still some light in the sky, but not much. The second shot was well after dark when it was pitch black. It was a 30 second exposure so the actual luminosity of the mushroom wasn't as great as you see it in the photo. I particularly like the second because it has a little aphid type insect on the stock part and some of the glow is shown on the moss below. I wouldn't mind going again to see if I can take some better photos. The second photo is also cropped a bit.
On the way home, I came across two habu which was a stroke of fantastic luck because I caught them within about 20 minutes of each other. Usually people only catch 1 or 2 in a few hours. So all in all, it was a great night for taking photos and catching habu.