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Baby bolete

Baby bolete
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-07 9:08
Viewed: 4364
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a very small boletus, the height is about 5 Cm., and I did not find more, so ident is impossible, at least for me :)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boletaceae is a family of mushrooms, primarily characterized by holding their spores in small pores on the underside of the mushroom, instead of gills, as are found in agarics. Nearly as widely distributed as agarics, they include the Cep or King Bolete (Boletus edulis), much sought after by mushroom hunters. As a whole, the typical members of the family are commonly known as boletes.

Boletes are a relatively safe group of mushrooms for human consumption, as none are known to be deadly to adults, and they are the most sought after fungi for mushroom hunting. They are especially suitable for novice mushroom hunters, since there is little danger of confusing them with deadly mushrooms, like various Amanita agarics, which are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. They are easily distinguished from agarics, and easily recognized for colour, pores and thick stems and caps.

Nevertheless I dont recomend anyone to pick a mushroom if you dont are completely sure of what you are doing, even boletus. There are toxic ones too!

Hope you like!

F:4,5 - ISO100 - 1/20 - Manual exposure - On the ground

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Hello Felipe and Cristina!
Another nice (and this time also appetite) picture! :) Very nice details, and colours. I also like the object - young specimen of Boletus species. Details are very good, I can easy see the structure of this mushroom. On the other hand I am not sure if the red line in frame is really necessary :>
Best greetings,

PS. Sorry for the lack of longer e-mail till now, but because of Easter I have really a lack of time :( I hope this evening will be better for sending it :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-07 14:30]

Hi Filipe

Another superb mushroom shot from your archive!
Despite the small size of this Boletus, you managed to get a sufficiently low POV to make it look big :)
The details and definition on its textures are terrific and i particularly love the "degrade" of colors on it.
...almost forgot: another superb and original framing :)

Bravo, TFS and Happy Easter!

Good image.
Interesting content.
Colourful fungi. Excellent sharpness.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-07 21:35]

Hello you two. This looks like a garden display, and you show it well. Nice and sharp, colours and textures show up well too. TFS

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