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Helvella macropus

Helvella macropus
Photo Information
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: 2007-07-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, FUNGI, MUSHROOMS, LICHEN - WORLD WIDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 11:53
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Helvella macropus (Pers.) P. Karst
Synonim: Macroscyphus macropus Persoon ex S.F. Gray

Cup 3-4 cm. across, thin-fleshed, grey, downy beneath, seated on a long slender stalk which tapers slightly upwards, solid, sometimes furrowed below, grey, covered throughout with downy grey hairs that cohere in minute tufts, flesh white. Asci up to 350 X 20 µm; ascospores elliptic-fusiform, distinctly more pointed at each end than in most Helvellaceae, usually with a large central oil drop and a smaller one at each end, 20-30 X 10-12 µm, surface minutely granulate at least when young; paraphyses cylindrical, rather sharply enlarged up to 10 µm at the tip.

In woods, both of conifers and deciduous trees, July to October. Common. Figured specimen from Pseudotsuga plantation, Glenariff, County Antrim,

Extracted information of:
British Ascommicetes By R.W.G. DENNIS

I found this info HERE... Thanks Jose Ramón, I had seen his post, so did not have to look for it ;)

ISO100 - F8 - 1/3sec. - Manual exposure - Tripod

juanit, uleko, nglen, bobcat08, cicindela, JORAPAVI, JoseMiguel, navnith, Matt-Bird, haraprasan, LordPotty, Jamesp, jrubiocasado, marhowie, TAZ, XOTAELE has marked this note useful
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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-08-08 12:08]

Hello Felipe and Cristina
A wonderful photo of this fungi,it looks like a water fountain,so unusual.Exceptional sharpness and detail.Great colours and contrast.the focusing and light are good.I like the soft background.
You really do have some amazing and awesome fungi in Spain

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-08 12:11]

Hello Felipe and Christina,
What a fine shot of this beautiful cup-shaped fungus. I like the way it emerges out of the fresh moss. Great sharpness and a fine soft background too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-08 12:27]

Hello Felipe and Cristina. this is an excellent close up shot of the Fungi. the detail is amazing.it looks like it should live under the sea.the colours are very good with sharp focusing. a nice POV/DOF. very good all round. TFS.good notes too.

Hi Felipe,

What a sharpness and detail. Very nice naturel colours and a excellent contrast. POV and DOF are good. I like the soft background. A marvelous shot of this fungi. Interesting info. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-08 12:49]

Bonsoir Felipe et Cristina
Très belle composition, excellente gestion de l'exposition, Cadrage et netteté. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

Que sobriedad!
Me gusta muchísimo el aspecto cuidado de este encuadre, así como del manejo de la luz, que produce unos hermosísinmos colores.
Muy bueno para la compsición el antagonismo de direcciones entre las curvas del tallo y la inclinación del suelo.
Buen trabajo y muchas gracias por compartirlo.
Un gran salduo,

Hello Felipe and Cristina
Beautiful macro of this fungus.The picture is sharp with good POV and contrast.
Thank you and TFS

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Great pov, you have really brought the micro world view to this photo. Well composed and sharp, great photo.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-08 21:50]

Hello Felipe

A beautiful,razor sharp image of this fungi.The clarity is excellent with lovely rich colours.The composition is very good.The texture on the fungi is superbly captured.Very impressive camera work.TFS


Wonderful shot of this unusual fungi Felipe.
The DOF is fantastic and all the details are so sharp.
Excellent colour and exposure too.
You've done a great job on this one.
Another new fungi to me. I've never seen this one before.
Well done.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-09 0:11]


A wonderful shot. Great focus and colour. A real stunner!


Hello my Friend!
I really do not know what to write about this picture to do not repeat always the some... ;>
Lovely POV and DOF, natural contrast and vivid colours, great control of light and DOF (probably because of F8), and of course - an interesting note.
What can I say more? Maybe more pictures like this one? :)

Hi Felipe & Christina,
A beautiful capture of this fungus. Nature's cup. Very nicely composed with excellent detail, POV, DOF and colors. I have some fungus capture and don't have any idea regarding what species are they. When I will post those I hope you will help. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Felipe y Cristina, la toma es realmente preciosa, de bella composición, no me extraña que le tengas tanto cariño a la Sony, la nitidez y textura son excelentes, el control de la luz y el DOF son muy buenos. Muchas gracias por el link. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

An interesting capture of this mushroom, great composition. The details of the mushroom really stand out as well, great capture!


Muy buenas Felipe
La verdad es que es todo un lujo esta foto, detalle, fondo, nitidez, vamos que para mi lo tiene todo.
Un saludo y buenas vacaciones.

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Tal cual parece una copa de champan, como siempre con una gran nitidez para apreciar los detalles.


Very nice work Felipe. Perfect..
Just perfect :)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-09-12 8:15]

Bonjour cher Felipe,
Wooow ! Superb close-up for this pretty mushroom, I like its shape... The F717 likes fungi ;-)
The "+++" : smart composition, good subject, POV, sharpness, DOF, blured BG, colors, exposure, useful complementary note...
The "-" : nothing...
Bravo my old friend and TFS,

great capture
very nice mushroom and well focused
I like it very much
nice colours
well done

Sensacional copa, con una nitidez que ya la quisiera para mis fotos...
Saludos amigo, ten un buen fin de semana, JL.

Hi Felipe,

Outstanding shot, excellent composition!


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