I usually see fungus growing on dead tree logs, but in this case a grouping of live trees had some wood loving mushrooms growing on their trunks. These trees were on the edge of the creek, and had three trunks coming from the crown of the tree.
Camera Model Lumix GH3, modified by LifePixel for Full Spectrum Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm Filter 720nm Infrared Passthrough filter Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/125 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Infrared (IR) Wavelength 720 nanometers Location Wildcat Creek Campground, Georgia USA.
Cedar trees were in the scene, along with the creek and infrared sky being reflected on the water. The plants growing along the banks were happy and reflecting infrared light away from themselves so they do not dry out.
Not sure what kind of mushrooms these are, maybe something different than what im used to seeing. As I usually find wood loving mushrooms growing on dead fall. Moving in after the tree dies and then breaks down the bark and core quicker.
There were patches of Lichen growing on the trees as well, slightly white splotches can be seen on the bark. That is the Lichen, as bark does not appear white in the infrared spectrum.
Seems like the tree does not mind, it was quite healthy besides covered in mushrooms. They may fall over one day when they grow too far over the water, trying to get to the sunlight. But for the moment it will stand tall, maybe aiding in spore broadcasting when the fungus reproduces.
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I take pictures with a special camera. Its a Mirrorless DSLR that has been modified by Life Pixel to see light in other wavelengths. This allows my camera to see light in the Infrared [IR] around 1300 NM wavelength, through the visual spectrum and into the Ultraviolet A and B wavelengths roughly into the 300 NM wavelength.
I carry many filters on me to make the photos you see in my blog, these filters screw on my lens and help me isolate certain wavelengths for certain scenes. These filters can be IR / UV pass-through filters to assist me get a natural photo taking out the UV and IR light. Or I may use a Infrared pass-through filter capture just IR light. I can do the same with UV light as well, though I need some better filters which they can cost a few hundred dollars for true Ultraviolet pass through filters. So for right now I have B + W 403 bandpass filters that still allow some IR light in, due to their cheaper material.
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