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Coprinus picaceus

Coprinus picaceus
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Copyright: Josep Ignasi Tejedor (jignasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, sigma 105 mm f: 2,8 macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-11-28 14:04
Viewed: 2980
Points: 43
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Coprinus picaceus (Bull. ex Fr.) S. F. Gray New syn. Coprinopsis picacea Magpie Inkcap, Spechttintling, Elsterntintling, Coprin noir et blanc, Harkály tintagomba. Cap 5–8cm high, cylindrical-ovate to conical, broadly bell-shaped when expanded, white then sepia-grey finally black covered in white to clay-pink patches of veil remnant. Stem 90–300 x 6–15mm, with woolly bulbuous base, white. Smell unpleasant. Gills white then clay-pink, finally black and deliquescing. Spore print black. Spores ellipsoid, 13–17 x 10–12um. Habitat on alkaline soil, usually in beech woods. Season late summer to autumn. Uncommon. Said to be poisonous but eaten by some with no ill-effect. Distribution, America and Europe. The last picture comes from Lorand Bartho in Hungary.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-28 14:50]

Hi Josep,it's autumn in your country too as i can see...eeehhe..a beautiful capture,i like the ground pov and the impressive sharpness and natural colors.Very nice specie too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Hola Josep!...
Bueno saber de ti nuevamente!
Excelente foto!... Me gusta como has captado las texturas y la estructura del hongo, al mismo tiempo que su entorno.... Supongo que Laurens y Laszlo disfrutaran viendo esto!... Buen trabajo!

Hi Josep Ignasi,
interesting and nice fungi. Very good point of view. Great composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Josep, Fabulous capture of this extraordinary specie of fungi, excellent detailed sharpness, lovely play of low lighting, good strong composition, superb effort here Josep and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-28 22:40]

good composition for these two lovely fungi, good natural colors. tfs.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-28 22:51]

Hi Josep.
Excellent sharp and natural colored photo of this Fungi, TFS!

Ja veig que has anat a collir rovellons a Prades!
Una bonica imatge d¡aquest Coprinus. Salut. Ferran

wonderful subject, nice focus with beautiful colors and sharpness!
regards Josep

Hello Josep
Excellent photo of the fungi.Nice prezentation,good spiel frame compozition.
Best regards

Very nice composition with the two fungi.
Good detail and natural background.
regards yiannis

beautiful fungi and composition, TFS Ori

Hello Josep
Beautiful photo with good composition and wonderful soft colours

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-29 6:47]

Hello Josep Ignasi,
Very nice photo in beautiful natural colours. Taken from an excellent low POV in an attractive composition.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-29 8:09]

Ciao Josep,
bellissima immagine di questo splendido Coprinus!
Ottimo il dettaglio e l'ambientazione; molto belli i colori caldi. Bravo!
Un caro saluto

hello Josep
great picture with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao J.I. An interesting speciei taken ingood details and sharp.


Ciao Josep, graziosa coppia di bei fungheti, splendidi colori naturali e ottima nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Josep,
What a splendid photo with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors and perfect contrast.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Josep,
Excellent composition with a nice POV, sharpness/detail, natural colours and DOF.
Best regards,

Buena toma!Un saludo

Bonjour Josep,
La profondeur de champ ne me paraît pas excellente mais les sujets sont tout de même relativement bien valorisés dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Josep Ignasi,

The currently accepted name of this taxon is Coprinopsis picacea (Bull.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo, because the old Coprinus genus is, according to the modern phyllogenetical studies, already divided to 5 generas, which even belong to 2 families - the remaining Coprinus genus to Agaricaceae, while all the others (Coprinellus, Coprinopsis, Parasola, Xerocoprinus) to Psathyrellaceae!

The photo is OK, but so-so to me. I mean not bad, but nothing extraordinary either. Sharpness could be a bit better, and probably the vertical format would be a better choice for composition this time. At least in my opinion.

Have a great festive season, best regards, László

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