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Calocybe gambosa

Calocybe gambosa
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-02 11:30
Viewed: 5123
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : St George's Mushroom – Scientific name : Calocybe gambosa – Family : Tricholomatalae.
Description : It is a good edible species, distinguished from other pale species of springtime by its mealy smell.
Cap 5 to 15 cm diameter, initially almost spherical, becoming convex and sometimes almost flat, often misshapen but retaining an incurved margin.
The cap surface is smooth and white with a light brown tinge that sometimes becomes tan with age.
Firm and white, the cap flesh is prone to maggot infestation as the fruit body ages, and so only fresh young specimens are worth collecting.
The sinuate gills are white, narrow and very crowded. Stipes 2 to 4 cm wide and solid, usually curved and slightly thicker at the base, the stem is 3 to 7 cm tall. There is no stem ring. Spore print White. Odour/taste Mealy odour and taste.
Habitat In cropped pastures and mown roadside verges ; occasionally in mixed woodland. Season : April to June.
Photo : Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

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Excellent composition and exposure. Lovely capture, Christian. Very well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-05-02 12:11]

It is a good mushroom photo Christian,
fantastic composition, very well takern good in pov and a exelednt dof, very good job,
gr. Jaap

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-05-02 12:29]

Very good photo, excellent sharpness and very good colors.
Interesting photo.
I greet , Robert.

This is a great image, really clear. Great composition too. Really sharp and full of detail. Well done.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-02 14:39]

Hello Christian, excellent shot, the composition is excellent and the handling of the whites is superb. Great shot, very well done.

Excellent shot Christian which is technically perfect, very well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-05-02 17:51]

A nice shot Christian.
The exposure of the whites is excellent.
Very good detail and composition.
Great work,well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-03 0:02]

Another grea job, Christian.

Excellent sharpness, lighting, pov and composition.

The green shades are very nice too.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-05-03 2:01]

Belle et fraiche composition Christian, je crois sentir le parfum de ces mousserons de printemps !!Félicitations .Didier.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-03 3:57]

Good shot Christian. Exposure is spot on. Composition is perfect. Colors are great and details are sharp. POV is very nice. What happened to the right Mushroom? TFS!


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-03 4:05]

Hello Christian!
Very nice composition.Colors,details and lighting are perfect.TFS...:-)

Wonderful capture Taz. Excellent photo quality with great sharpness, details and colors..Very good job here!!

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-05-03 14:39]

J'adore tes clichés "végétaux".
Ici une composition extrêmement efficace, avec une netteté parfaite.
Les blancs sont superbements gérés.
Bien vu et réalisé.
Smiley plus tard.

Very interesting and lovely mushroom, Christian. It looks much like the variety that is common in Canada.
Great composition, detail, POV and lighing.
Thank you for so fine a posting.

It is a very beautiful one, and looks really tasty :-b
I dont remember coming across one of this before. Very descriptive shot, Thanks Christian.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-06-01 16:17]

Nice fungi Christian. Very good composition and sharpness. The fungi are very good for eating.

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