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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-21 2:37
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Last weekend we went mushrooming first time of this year. Thera are nice forests around Zelow, Joanna knows them all very well. So we went to the nice pine forest. Weather was very good, partially sunny, warm and dry. It was about noon - silly time for mushrooming, but we tried anyway. After two hours of really good fun with mushroom picking [Joanna] and mushroom photographing [me] we left forest. It was very good time, we founded few nice mushrooms, perfect gift from nature for long winter :-)

Look at my workshop - we founded few Boletus eduli, king of our forests, few Xerocomus and three Cantharellus.

Boletus edulis is the Latin name for a highly regarded edible mushroom. It has a number of English names including Cep (from its French name Cèpe), King Bolete and Penny Bun. The most common term in current use is probably Porcini (from the plural of its Italian name Porcino). However it is not yet clear whether this will settle down in the English language as a singular as well as a plural form. But while there are uncertainties over what to call this mushroom, there is little debate as to its culinary qualities: the scientific name, Boletus, from the Latin stem bolet-, meaning "superior mushroom" and edulis, meaning edible, goes a long way to defining them.

The mushroom is known as Hřib pravý (in the Czech Republic), Vargánya (in Hungary), Borowik Szlachetny (in Poland), baravykas (in Lithuania), Belyj Grib ("White Mushroom") or Borovik (in Russia), Dubák or Hríb Smrekový (in Slovakia), Jurček or Jesenski Goban (in Slovenia), Hrib or Mânătarcă (in Romania), Manatarka (in Bulgaria), Herkkutatti (delicious bolete) in Finland, Karljohan (after king Charles XIV John) or Stensopp in Sweden and Steinpilz (in Germany).

There are many fungi belonging to the genus, some edible, and some poisonous. In France, in addition to Boletus edulis (or cèpe de Bordeaux), the most popular are:

-Tête de nègre (Negro’s Head; Boletus aereus), much rarer than the Boletus edulis, is by far the most appreciated by gourmets, as well as the most expensive. Usually smaller than the Boletus edulis, it is also distinctively darker in colour.
-Cèpe des pins (Pine tree Cep; Boletus pinophilus or Boletus pinicola) grows among pine trees. Its pores are characteristically bright yellow. It is less appreciated by gourmets than the two other kinds of porcini, but remains a mushroom ranking above most others.


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Hi Greg !
Excellent shot ! Nice idea to put all these pictures together, showing us all the different fungi that can be found where you live. I also went mushrooming yesterday, I found a bucket full of Boletus ! :-) I also found a 'tête de nègre', they are quite common in the forests near my village. I will really enjoy eating them at miday ! :-)

Almost like a game of mushroom lotto :) Nice.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-08-21 3:28]

Hello Grzegorz,
fantastic mosaique! We were mushrooming also this weekend, but we didn´t take the camera with us. It is a pity because the woods are full of musrooms these days. We found a cauliflower mushroom also.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-21 4:09]
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Hi Greg

Very nicely done! I love them all! A great compilation!
Also great Workshop :) very nice BG on that one :) How much is 2000 zlotys in dollars or euors?
Anyway, this is indeed a very charming post with a great note by it.
Have a great week.

Bravo and TFS

Bellissima composizione d'insieme di funghi!
Belle le varietà, bei colori e dettagli, bravo!


Joli mélange, il y en a pour tous les goûts.
Bonne journée.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-21 4:27]

Hi Grzegorz.
You have done huge work and have received excellent result. You collage is outstanding. Subject, every shot, their rich colours. details etc. My congratulations and TFS.

Thanks very much, MF. I really apreciatte very much the work you have put into this.
I can see Joanna is an expert mushroom hunter, in the workshop I can see some ones I would never dare to pick, but I guess that if you come here, you will think the same with the ones we pick :)
Didn´t you pick the Sparassis crispa (nº12)? I have never found one, but I was told they are very tasty.
Excellent work, I feel a lot of envy. Last year was not a good mushroom year, I hope to find this season as much species as you found in one day.
Thanks again, Felipe.

Hello Greg
Nice work to see together different types of fungi...great idea and very well done...TFS
best regards

I'll be around for breakfast tomorrow Greg! Joanna, get the pan on for the Mushrooms. . .
What a basketful you have here Greg. they have all come out so well - good job!
And looking at the WS, I think I would rather have a Canon 350D.
BTW, if you are seeing mushroom now, doesn't that mean that summer is nearly over and autumn /winter, is just around the corner??? BBBrrrrr.

Hello my friend,
this is a fantastic fungi collage!!! I like it very much. This is a great collection from mushroom shots. All pictures are great Greg. Thank for this excellent work.
Gr. Heinz

Hi Grzegorz,
Great collection of fungi. Superbly captured. Amazing that you found so many types of fungi in that forest. Nice pictures!

Ben Lakitan

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-08-21 7:37]
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Hello Greg,
Very nice collage of mushrooms.I liked every frame a lot.Excellent work and presentation.
Have a great week!

Hi Greg,
This is an excellent presentation & 16 views!! :)
Each & every one is Excellent. I'm sure Felipe will be jealous..OK, I just read his critique ;)
Excellent supporting notes &
Very Well Done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-08-21 12:42]

What a fantastic collage, Greg.
The mushrooms are really fascinating, and you have certainly brought out their beauty to show us. A really amazing display.
Thank you for your hardwork in putting together this wonderful montage.
TFS. : )

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-08-21 13:30]

Wooooooooow ! I am jalous ;-) What a collage : interesting and beautiful. Congratulations my friend and TFS. Good appetite !

Hello greg, very nice collection of these fungus. Perfet colors, Bg, POv Details are crisp, nicle composed on all of them, Gppd work, TFS Kyle

HI Greg,
A First try with Sixteen fantastic results is a great way to start photographing mushrooms. This is very well presented.
Seeing all these shrooms means that Autumn is almost with us :(
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Greg,
that's excellent, I never knowed that moshrooms can be so interesting.
Wonderful sunny colours and different forms, I like it very much. Most I love the round one with the circles. Very well done, perfect work, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

well greg.
This wa your first and last autumn shot you captured them all, great photo's all of them, good project, fine job.
gr. Jaap

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-22 7:18]

Una muy interesante presentación... un portfolio de especies de hongos muy bien editados con bellos coloridos y nitidez.
No es habitual que una composición de tantas imágenes sea eficaz como en este caso.
Bien hecho.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

A very interesting presentation... a portfolio of species of mushrooms very well published with beautiful colorings and clarity.
It is not habitual that a compilation of so many images are effective as in this case.
Well done.
Cordial greetings... Ricardo

Hi Greg

Outstanding post. What a lot of work you have put into this colourful presentation. Each image is perfect. So many shapes and colours. Awesome visual impact. Impressive! :-)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-22 14:19]

Excellent collage and all of these pictures would be fabulous on their own. Amazing colours, composition and POV on them all. I like JoeyNo's idea of mushroom bingo :-)

I'm out of greens so I will be back tomorrow

Hi Grzegorz,
It's a beautiful mosaic of varied species.
I particularly like the 3rd on the 3rd line... it looks like plastic.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-08-25 4:21]

This is a superb montage with 17 great results! Lovely colours and textures throughout and beautifully stitched together. TFS

Hello Grzegorz,
SUPERB job you make it. I love these 16 different fungi. All very well photographed and with excellent definition, colours and details.
A perfect job!

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-09-22 14:56]

Hi, Grzegorz , excelent mosaic of mushrooms. Yesterday I shen some houres in forest and made over 100 photos of small and big mushrooms. Unfortunatli onli 5 of 6 shats are normal and good. All rest are for nothig.

Hi Grzegorz,
Very strong and nice composition !
Excellent work !

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