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Young Volvariella Fungi

Young Volvariella Fungi
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-13
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-07 3:30
Viewed: 3359
Points: 56
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Correct me, if Im wrong!

Volvariella is a genus of mushrooms with deep salmon pink gills and spore prints. They lack a ring, and have an Amanita-like volva at the stem base. Some species of Amanita look similar, but Amanita has white spores and often have a ring. Since the gills of young Volvariella are white at first, they are more easily mistaken for Amanita. The genus is estimated to contain about 50 species.

Many sources list Volvariella as a member of the Pluteaceae family, but recent DNA studies have revealed that Pluteus and Volvariella evolved separately and have very different DNA. These studies show that Volvariella is very closely related to "schizophylloid" mushrooms like Schizophyllum commune.

Some species of Volvariella are popular edibles in Europe, accounting for 16% of total production of cultivated mushrooms in the world.

Volvariella volvacea, well known as the paddy straw mushroom, is cultured in rice straw in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. This species also favors wood chip piles. Unfortunately, it is easy to mistake the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides), as well as some other Amanita species, for this edible species due to similarities in appearance. This mistake is the leading cause of lethal mushroom poisoning in the United States. Volvariella and Amanita cannot be distinguished in the early "button stage", that, for many, is considered the best stage to collect Volvariella for consumption. Like Amanita, the paddy straw mushroom has a volva, or universal veil, so called because it is a membrane that encapsulates the entire mushroom when it is young. This structure breaks apart as the mushroom expands, leaving parts that can be found at the base of the stalk as a cup-like structure.

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salam akhi Foozi
sorry for my silence. I have been in field trip. I can visit your last posts newly.
this is very beautiful fungi couple. superb coloration and blurry nicely contrasted them. sharp details, exposure and light using great. nicely composed and presented with good informative notes. thanks for sharing. friendly regards

Ciao Foozi. Very good contrast and beutiful colours in good details and sharp.


Hello Foozi,
Beautiful large fungus with the little one at the bottom - almost like parent and child. Impressive detail and sharpness. Well done.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-07 5:36]

Good viewpoint for this lovely fungi, fine details and excellent colors. tfs.

Ciao Foozi, wonderful fungi in a lovely composition with fantastic bright colors, fine details, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Lovely composition and excellent details. regards Yiannis

hello Foozi

beautifully composed photo of this mushroom with
fine POV, DOF and framing, excellent contrast,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Very impressive image of this attractive looking mushroom, Foozi.
The surrounding details place the subject in an authentic ambience.
Wonderful details on the hat and stem.
Well done and TFS!

hello Foozi
very nice picture with great details and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful
ID i do not knowe of Malaysia fungi,s
thanks greeting lou

Hi Foozi - the excellent BG has given a vivid color to the photo. good sharpness and composition. TFS

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-07 7:58]

Hello Foozi,
A superb portrait of this edible species of mushroom in the growing phase.
The low POV, lighting, natural colours, sharpness and blurred contrasting natural BG contribute to a top class image.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hi Foozi
Another impressive fungus photo with excellent composition wonderful colours beautiful lighting and good sharpness.

Hi foozi,
Perfect species nice color.
This is a interesting photo.
Very good

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-07 9:03]

Hello Foozi,
Fantastic clarity in this photo. The light is gorgeous. Taken from a very good POV in a pleasing composition. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and contrasting colours.

Whatever the correct name, this is such a beautiful "head of a mushroom" from the side Foozi, and that very young one on the side makes this a cute capture indeed! TFS it my friend.

Hello Foozi,
What a lovely details and natural colors. Fantastic clarity, focus and sharpness.
You managed well the light and the exposure.
Thanks for sharing!

Simple and lovely shot with fine warm colors friend Foozi! God day! Beautiful composition and brilliant notes! Good addition to your and Treknature library! Have a great week Foozi!
George Veltchev

Hi Foozi,
this is a perfect photo of fungus. First of all great point of view. Perfect sharpness. Very nice this small fungus, too. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

great Volvariella Fungi capture, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-07 10:29]

Hello Foozi,
This is so lovely. Beautiful colors, textures and details. Looks wonderful in its natural setting.
Best regards Siggi

Very nice prepared photo. Excellent sharpness, fine details, excellent sharpness,splendid light and an excellent composition. TFS

Hello Foozi, perfect capture of fungi. Light and sharness perfect, interesting notes, regards, Paolo

Hello Foozi,
Beautiful image captured with great sharp details, good light and nice colours. Well done!

Hello Foozi,

nice to see you are also on the fungi pictures.
This time with good pov, sharpness and details.
Fine natural colors.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-07 14:52]

Hi Foozi,a beautiful specie and a top quality pic,what a colors,sharpness and details.And what a fantastic composition,another time your class to choose the pov done its effect!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Hello Foozi,

I admire the finer details in the head of the mushroom!
Accurate DoF isolates the subject well and the colours are superbly reproduced in a fine combination with the greenery...
Well framed and a fitting format!

Pablo -

Hellow Foozi,
Very well captured and you have created excellent clarity and details.
PS. Do you have any problems on this site uploading and critiquing at times?

Hi Foozi,

The fungi is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Volvariella fungi. It is clear and sharp. the morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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