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Coprinus comatus


Coprinus comatus
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Copyright: Ungureanu Liviu (Apashu) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 126] (937)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-08
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 2:46
Viewed: 2498
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coprinus comatus, the shaggy ink cap, lawyer's wig, or shaggy mane, is a common fungus often seen growing on lawns, along gravel roads and waste areas. The young fruiting bodies first appear as white cylinders emerging from the ground, then the bell-shaped caps open out. The caps are white, and covered with scales - this is the origin of the common names of the fungus. The gills beneath the cap are white, then pink, then turn black and secrete a black liquid filled with spores (hence the “ink cap” name). This mushroom is unusual because it will turn black and dissolve itself in a matter of hours after being picked or depositing spores.

When young it is an excellent edible mushroom provided that it is eaten soon after being collected (it keeps very badly because of the auto digestion of its gills and cap). If long-term storage is desired, sauteing or simmering until done will allow the mushrooms to be stored in a refrigerator for several days or frozen. Processing must be done whether for eating or storage within four to six hours of harvest to prevent undesirable changes to the mushroom. The species is cultivated in China as food.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-10-12 2:47]

Salut
Faina prezentare. Am si eu o fotografie cu aceasta specie.
Numai bine
Razvan

Hi Ungureanu,
nice picture of this in fact very delicious mushroom.

Hi Liviu,
A nice capture of this beautiful mushroom. Good sharp details and nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-12 9:26]

O fotografie splendida, felicitari!

hello Ungureanu
this is a very nice picture with good light and great sharpness
very good pose
greeting lou

Bonjour Liviu,
Belle publication valorisant bien le sujet, sous un excellent angle de prise de vue, dans son environnement par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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