- mariki (9477)
- [2008-05-19 3:52]
Excellent picture of these fungi. Perfect sharpness. Excellent POV and composition. Beautiful colours.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-05-19 3:56]
This is just great! The clarity, focus and sharpness are splendid, and the texture of this fungi is remarkable. I do not have much knowledge about fungi and because of that I prefer not to give my comments on these kinds of postings. I can however not let this beauty pass without adding my little comment for what it is worth. A well composed image with good and clear details. A splendid image indeed. Trek Nature is without a doubt a very interesting and most educational site. Not a day will pass that I don't see or learn something new or something remarkable. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-05-19 4:00]
great pair, TFS Ori
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-05-19 4:24]
That's a fantastic fungi shot. Exellent composition and the light is perfect, giving a very dramatic shot. The small DOF is ideal hear and the OOF background hightlight the fungi further.
- cloud (9539)
- [2008-05-19 5:02]
Podoba mi sie POV, swiatlo podkreslajace glebie.
- pvs (14464)
- [2008-05-19 6:11]
A fine capture with great light,the focus is spot on and the narrow dof looks great,well done and tfs
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-05-19 11:15]
Great captured on these beautiful species of mushrooms with a good pov in depth!
the image is sharp with good colour and details!
you had a good quality of 24 images of nature, my compliment!
- extramundi (13178)
- [2008-05-19 12:52]
It is razor sharp and shows great details.
The BG adds a lot to the photo too.
Great work, congratulations.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2008-05-19 22:56]
Charmants champignons qui ressortent bien avec ce fond.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-05-19 23:44]
Lovely shot - well framed plus great colour and excellent detail. Well observed and captured.
- lousat (65489)
- [2008-05-20 4:57]
Hi Adrian very fantastic point of view,impressive quality and excellent light and colours,a 1st class pic,my best compliments,thanks for share,Luciano
First of all about the technical side of this great pic: the fungi in the foreground, mostly their hats are sharp as razorblade. Good natural colors. The background's too grainy though, but You can avoid this problem by using noise reduction and gaussian blur (selectively to the bg) with little radius, let's say, 1-1.2 (or even less) pixels. DOF is well done, too.
Secondly: there's something I don't fully understand. You said You often pick Armillarias. But this is NOT an Armillaria, my Friend! I'm more than surprised nobody (including You) realized this is 100% sure a Pholiota, most probably Pholiota squarrosa, an inedible specie with very bitter taste. It's growing in colonies on dead or living tree in autumn. The fungi in the bg also belong to another specie. It's hard to say, because of the blur, but they seem like Hypholoma sublateritium (inedible) or Kuehneromyces mutabilis (edible).
Please check out the difference between Your specie and the one You wanted to photograph: Armillariella mellea or on the homepage of our fungi club: Armillaria tabescens. These are the most frequent species of the genus in Central Europe.
I like the photo, but please be more careful when collecting mushrooms.
Best regards from Hungary, László
- rdfoto (3295)
- [2008-05-21 12:44]
Excellente composition, très belles couleurs et netteté bon angle de prise, une réussite.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-05-31 0:48]
Guess i would never get enough of your beuatiful fungi captures. yet another superb but "dangerous" subject. I like the Dof in this composition and not to mention the lovely texture well pciked up.
Good lighting and saturation.
very well done.
TFS & cheers
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-06-05 6:02]
What a great capture of these Armillaria!
Composition,exposure and POV are all perfect.
We have a lot of Armillaria in our beech forests here in New Zealand ... but different species to yours.
Our fungi season is almost over now,but there should still be a few Armillaria around.
I've been away a bit so I've missed a lot of recent shots.
Just had a quick look at your photos and I'm very impressed. You've got some amazing shots in your collection and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
A beautiful image, nicely composed, very sharp. But my first thought when I saw it was that it is a Pholiota of some sort. Are you sure that it's an Armillaria? It looks very much like a Pholiota to me, I agree with Laszlo on this one.