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St George's Day Mushroom

St George's Day Mushroom
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-15
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-30 8:43
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Seta de San Jorge (Calocybe gambosa)
Una de mis grandes aspiraciones en mi último viaje a León era encontrar alguna setilla a la que poder fotografiar, y he aquí que encontramos un buen puñado de éstas en la misma parcelilla que pisoteamos siempre que vamos a Sorriba, la huerta de riego. Sin embargo, estaban tan metidas entre las hierbas que me fue imposible sacarles una foto en condiciones. Esta parejita se desprendió de la tierra y aproveché para sacarlas al camino y hacerles un par de fotos.
Yo le decía a mi chico que sin duda tenían que ser comestibles, por la pinta deliciosa que tenían. Pero como ni él ni yo tenemos idea alguna de setas, decidimos no intentar probarlo siquiera.
A mí no se me da bien eso de distinguir setas, pero mirando la galería de nuestro querido amigo Jose Ramón (Jorapavi) encontré una que se parecía y por la nota pensé que podía ser esta misma. Si me equivoco espero que alguien me corrija.
Un cordial saludo a todos.
Que paseis muy buen fin de semana.

St George's Day Mushroom
One of the great wishes that I had in my last trip to Leon was to find some little mushroom to take some picture, and we found a good handful of these ones in the little piece of ground that we tread whenever we go to Sorriba, the same where we had our mare time ago. This little couple got off the ground easily and I took them to the path to take a pair of pictures. I said to my boyfriend that they had to be edible with no doubt, for they had a delicious look, but none of us dared to prove it for we have no idea about fungi.
Looking through the web I found this species in the gallery of our dear friend Jose Ramon (Jorapavi) and reading the note I thought it could be what I was looking for.
If I am wrong I hope you can tell me.

Thanks for your visit and have a nice weekend.

P.S.: Sorry if I can't answer you in some days, since in a few minutes I'm going in a trip to see my sister in Úbeda (Jaén).

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-05-30 8:47]

Hi Maite,
Very nice captures of this mushrooms.The name of my high school was also St.George:)Both frame is well caught,framed and composed.I liked presentation also a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hola Maite,
Como esta usted!
delighted to see your wonderful posting of mushroom once again! many thanks for the sharing!
very sharp details in this 2 in 1 composition with natural colour!
well done
muchas gracias
Saludos su familia
from NZ, Tony

Hola Maite,

You were right, my Lady Friend, this is Calocybe gambosa. Edible, delicious. Tested. :)
Nice shots, showing the habitat of the fungi quite well. It's so nice to see new fungi photos because there aren't too much new images these days. So, gracias. Un saludo, László

PS: You can also find this specie in my and Felipe's (extramundi) gallery.

Hello Maite,
Very nice presentation of the mushrooms. Good color and detail. TFS Thomas

Hola maite, un excelente presentación, nitida con buena luz y con detalles. Un saludo

Hi Maite!
Very educative photographs, perfect details, light and colours. Good work!
TFS, cheers

Bellissima presentazione didattica di questi funghi, ottimo POV, molto buona la nitidezza e ben definiti i dettagli, perfetti e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-30 15:50]

Hola Maite.
Agradable ver tus fotos otra vez, hoy con unos hongos, los cuales aqui en el semidesierto donde vivo ni los conocemos, solo en las latas del supermercado.
Bella foto, interesante nota Mi buena Amiga.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-05-30 16:45]

Ola Maite,
Que linda foto, los colores y los detalles estan grandiosos


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-05-30 21:05]

Hi Maite
Very nice collage of mushrooms with fine detail and lovely natural color
lightly sautered in butter would be delicious to eat
tfs jon

Hola Maite, lovely collage with wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hola Maite,
pues cuando uno anda buscando algo en la red hay tantas cosas parecidas...

La foto es magnífica, detalles y buen pov,
Creo que, Dm, iré a Fuerteventura, que lugar me recomiendas, Betancuria seguro no??
saludos amiga.
un abrazo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-31 4:02]

Hi Maite,very nice work,you show perfectly this fungi under and over perfectly,excellent note too,my best compliments,thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Maite,

Very nice shots of your mushrooms. When it comes to eating them, I would urge you to proceed very cautiously regarding eating those mushrooms. Identifying mushrooms and judging edibility from just a photo, regardless of how good the photo is, is very dangerous in most cases. If I were you, I would not eat those, that's my opinion.



On the road now and just marking now, will be back later...


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-02 8:02]

Hi Maite,
Wonderful shots of these great looking Mushrooms and you show them with all their details so beautifully. Very neat and sharp image with nice colours and perfect lighting. I like the natural habitat too. Excellent POVs and very nicely composed. Kudos.

En este caso has acertado de pleno con lo de: "...sin duda tenían que ser comestibles, por la pinta deliciosa que tenían...", pero no te recomiendo utilizar esa tactica por si acaso :)
Bonitos ejemplares y una composicion muy descriptiva. Me gusta el tono de los blancos.
Gracias y un saludo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-05 7:36]

Hello Maite,
Excellent presentation of this fungus showing very clear details from different angles. Fine natural colours too and very well composed. Well done!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Maite,

Only marking today, no time.

Hi Maite,

Many thanks for the feedback its always appreciated, this is a wonderful composition, excellent detail and exposure, I've tried a couple of times but never seem to get it right, have a safe trip to Úbeda, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-05 22:57]

Hi, dear Maite.
You managed to take charming photo of the cute little mushrooms. Changing POV you have demonstrate all attractive features of the creatures. Wonderful combination of lights and pleasant deep shadows, colours are true and nice, details and composition of both of the pictures are great too. In a word, shots are created with great love and taste. My hearty compliments and TFS.

Maite, never eat an unknown mushroom. It can be really dangerous.
This pair of mushrooms looks dainty and you have done well to show both sides of it.
A very well captured set of pictures presented in an artistic manner.
Have a good time with your sis.

Hi Maite
Very nice field guide educational presentation. Good idea with a second shot. Nice sharp photos and good note

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2008-06-07 15:33]

Bela planta muito interessante e com um branco muito firme bela foto a luminosidade esta exelente parabéns.

Hello Maite. This is well captured mushroom in good detail and texture. Well exposed in natural habitat. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

I am a little late to see this one Maite.
I like the presentation. Very well focused, and a good subject.
I hope you have a nice trip, and say hello when you get back.
Best wishes.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-08 23:56]

Hello Maite,
Nice images of these mushrooms, great lighting, focus and views. Thank you for sharing Maite.

Muy buenas Maite,
No tenía ni idea que existia una seta dedicada a los jorgesssss, seguro que es comestible? que los jorges estamos un poco pasaditos.....
Muy buenos esos blancos, ya que siempre son bastante jorobados de sacar,
Un abrazo

Hola Maite.

Te vas a especializar en Micologia mostrando dos lados como los expertos, pero mejor no las pruebes por si acaso.
Siempre son muy fotogenicas y te ha quedado una bonita composicion.


Dear Maite,
tastefully well presented mushrooms, looking invitingly, indeed. I like the subtle colours and the evenly rich precise details in the pleasantly dim light of forest.
Thank you! With best regards,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-06-13 12:02]

Hi Maite

Lovely funghi shots, I love the two views and the low POV. Nicely composed and good natural colours as well



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-16 7:37]

Hello Maite,
What a pity I missed this before!
This is an excellent presentation of a delicious mushroom that we call in Swedish Vårmusseron. Both images in this duo are sharp and taken from good POV's that make the ID certain.
Thanks for sharing this fine contribution,
Best wishes, Ivan

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-06-20 17:54]

Hola Maite.

Linda y educativa foto de este hongo, me gusta mucho tu composicion y presentacion,buenos detalles y colores, asi como la nota .

PD. Necesito tu ayuda y asesoria para este tipo de ediciones.


Bonjour Maite
Excellent travail de composition.Tu nous envoies un bel assortiments de champignons
Jolies couleurs et finesse du détail et très belle présentation.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-22 21:47]

Hello Maite

A very good presentation of this fungi.
The shots are sharp and well detailed.
Excellent use of lighting with natural colours.
Well composed .


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-23 2:50]

Hello my friend,
how are you? Good i hope. This is a fascinating post you share with us here, lots of detail and two excellent points of view. Exposure oooks tricky but you've done very well...well done!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-06-25 19:48]

Hello Maite, very good collage of these mushrooms, good lighting and very good sharpness, well done, thanks!


Hola Maite,
Que suerte encontrar un setal de esta apreciada y riquísima especie, que por aquí escasea mucho, además de ser bonita también huele muy bien, como a harina fresca, muchas gracias por la referencia que has puesto hacia mi página. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Olá Maite,

Excelente foto.Definição e composição muito boas.Gracias pelos comentários.

Hola Maite!
This mushroom picture reminds that the Autumn is comming... :) Nice photo showing "two sides of the mushroom" ;) Very nice sharpness and DOF. Also note is informative and a person like me whi do not know too much about this group - can find there a lot of interesting details :)
All the best from Lodz!
Friendly yours,

Hello Maite

A very good presentation of these fungi.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Excellent light and colour.
Well composed.


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