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Hypholoma capnoides

Hypholoma capnoides
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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: 2005-10-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain), 50-60 points chapter 4, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 4:27
Viewed: 5946
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After my last gastronomical post, I wanted to ask for "CAUTION" to anyone who is not sure of what he is collecting in the forest. If you like fungi, look for mycological associations or experienced fungi collectors, and learn before picking anything.

The poisonous substances in toxic mushrooms are divided in three main categories:

The protoplasmic poisons, destroying human cells and causing failures in internal organs, liver and kidneys which may lead to death. (Examples: destroying angel, deadly webcap etc.)

The neurotoxins, affecting the nervous system causing neurological symptoms like convulsions, hallucinations, coma, etc. (Examples: fly agaric, regal amanita etc.)

The gastrointestinal irritants, causing abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. (Examples: THE ONE ON THIS PHOTO: SULPHUR TUFT, fenugreek milkcap and many others.)
In addition, some generally non-toxic mushrooms contain disulfiram-like toxins that cause poisoning only if combined with alcohol. (Examples: inkcap, freckled dapperling, club foot.)

Symptoms for mushroom poisoning may occur right after consuming the mushroom, or they may appear several hours later, sometimes even several days later.

Mild symptoms include stomachache, headache, nausea and dizziness. More violent symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, balance disorders, disorders in nervous system and fever. When suspecting a mushroom poisoning, it is vital to seek medical care promptly.

The info comes from this site.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/13 - ISO100 - Minitripod - Manual mode - Diffuse flash.

dew77, ellis49, slawomirs, marhowie, ddg, hummingbird24, Toni, scottevers7, Signal-Womb, dantor, sway, red45, TAZ, PDP, Dave, logios, Janice, Circe, KellEy, RAP, saeedabbasi, Hormon_Manyer, bobcat08 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pione: Grazie.extramundi 1 08-23 06:15
To Aramok: Thanks, and about substrate.extramundi 1 11-08 14:52
To livios: Thanks very much for the WS.extramundi 1 11-08 14:34
To Sarcodon: Thanks so much again!!!extramundi 1 11-04 18:17
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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-30 4:57]

Hi Felipe,
Great shot! POV is wonderful...
Thanks for the informational note...I don't think I'll pick any of them:) TFS

Hi Felipe,
It's a very good picture wiht great POV and good composition.
Good details and nice colours. The DOF are also good.
Great work, my friend.

Hi Felipe,
this is a marvelous shot. The POV is excellent from this low position. DOF is excellent.
I like it very much, thanks, good job
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-30 6:46]

This is more than excellent Felipe! Superb composition and wonderful DOF. Low POV is fantastic and exposure is spot on. Well done & TFS!


I think what makes this one great is your POV Felipe. This very interesting BG adds nicely also. Great quality. Well composed. Very well done & Thank You.

Hi Felipe,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Excellent DOF and POV.


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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-30 9:16]

Felipe bonjour, bel angle de prise de vue et une grande profondeur de champ. Cette famille d'Hypholomes vue d'en dessous est trés agreable a regarder. Beau travail et félicitations Didier.

the picture has left me with the feeling of 'A stairway to fungi'. the detail and DOF is fantastic, but I am left uncertain on the size and a little dizzy! Is it wood or rock they are on? I'm guessing wood, but...

I love your vertical POV in this amazing shot, Felipe!

Exceptional details, DOF, colors and lighting.

Thank you for the informative notes, as well as a great posting.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-30 10:41]

Hola Felipe
Me gusta mucho esta composicion con la serie de champiñones que suben. Los detalles son impresionantes y el verde muy bonito.
Saludos Toni

Awesome shot with incredible perspective, everything is perfect about this image. Paul :)

Hi Felipe,
WOW! this is a superb composition. The POV is really great at this angle. Just a really great shot in every way. Also a great lesson in how toxic and dangerous certain mushrooms are.

Fairy-chimneys of Trazo, love the low POV and good balance of light and shade. I wonder if you ever think of publishing or selling these wonderful images of Fungi. If ever I need an ID Felipe il just come to your gallery. Very nice work.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-30 16:20]

Rewelacyjna fotka Felipe. ¦wietna kompozycja, ciekawa perspektywa i doskona³a jako¶æ techniczna.

The original POV, Felipe, makes this an interesting image. Nice composition, good DOF and great details too, of course. Well done.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-30 23:46]

Hi Filipe,
Great composition!
I love the angle, loking up, it works well.
Nice details and great DOF.
Wonderful work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-31 6:32]

I wanted to say here that I appreciate this good and interesting work ! Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.
PS : the raison of my too short comment is on the forum

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-31 6:44]

Wow, Felipe - real crowd here! I love POV and DOF. Great composition with many other interesting species in sight. I tried to photograph some fungi last weekend but with no luck - probably it's too dry.

Felipe, great pov and sharpness. Perfect details and lighting too.

The low perspective really worked here.

The mushrooms really stand out agains the green bg.

I tried a workshop.

Hi Felipe,

exceptional photo with very good perspective.
Are you sure this is Hypholoma fasciculare (Hudson 1778) Quélet 1871 =Psilocybe fascicularis (Hudson: Fries) Noordeloos ?
The colour of the gills is a bit anomalous; it should be more dark green.
Your photo might show Hypholoma capnoides (Fries 1818) Kummer 1871 = Psilocybe capnoides (Fries: Fries) Noordeloos 1995; in fact it has lighter gills and the same colour of the cap.
Another difference compared with Hypholoma fasciculare is the not bitter taste.

Marco (Sarcodon)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-05 14:04]

Hi Felipe, I like this one very much. The POV is excellent and it gives a very interesting mood. The lighting and exposure are both very good too, as is the composition. Very well done!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-06 22:57]

Wow, what an enchanted feeling this picture creates.
Absolutely spectacular!
Great capture and POV!

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  • logios Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 3 N: 76] (276)
  • [2005-11-07 11:43]
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Excellent sharpness and management of light, Felipe. Amazing colors and composition. Bravo.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-08 5:09]

Wow Felipe, look at all those lights lighting up the hillside. Excellent composition, and a perfect POV. Well shown, thank you.

I think I'll pass on mushrooms for dinner tonight!

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-18 17:27]

Nice depth, great these guys together thanks rein

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-19 22:11]

Hola Felipe.
Genial fotografia,el angulo es perfecto,me gusta mucho.Una muy bella toma.

Great picture. Like the POV. That really gives the picture something extra.
Thanks for sharing


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  • napdsp (0)
  • [2005-11-20 17:19]

This picture is so wonderful. The mushrooms remind me of japanese temples built on a cliff.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-25 11:45]

Impresionante fotografia, no dejas de descubrir cosas segun la vas observando.
Estupenda perspectiva, describe con belleza el contexto de las hypolomas y su propia estructura. Excelentes colores naturales a pesar de haber utilizado flash.
Una interesantisima nota que ayuda a seguir aprendiendo.
Un saludo de circe.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-02-19 17:48]

Ejemplo de libro de texto de POF

Hola a ambos,
esta escalera de hoingos es fantástica, me encanta la foto y esos detalles. Los colores son óptimos.
Hasta pronto

Fabulous note and even better photo!
The clarity and DOF is impecable. I am so impressed!
Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-19 8:23]

Bella composición Felipe con un POV increíble.
En este caso, el F8 máximo de la cámara permitió la inclusión de todos los especímenes con un foco perfecto.
Me encanta la eleccion del encuadre, a diferencia de la opinión del querido Livios que plantea algo mucho más ajustado en su Workshop.
Un fuerte abrazo... Ricardo

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  • pione Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 0 N: 113] (542)
  • [2006-08-22 7:18]
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Fantastica immagine, una delle più belle che abbia visto sui funghi, complimenti!!
Ciao Paolo

Hi my dear friend Felipe ,
really this is excellent shot.
great light,sharpness and colours.
exellent work.
thanks for sharing dear Felipe .

1st of all immediately a plus point for the unique POV. I also like the line of the fungi and the green on the tree - if You don't know this species grows on trees You may not recognize it from this photo. An interesting scene, and an outstanding image. Congrats, TFS, László

Hello Felipe,

What a wonderful low POV. That's also my favorite cameraposition to photograph fungis. What a clarity and natural colours. You have photographed a good environment. I love that. The photo is far more valuable in my opinion. BG and DOF are excellent. Just what Gert said:"Great work, my friend" Thank you for the warning notes. There are still, despite the warnings of people to death eating dangerous mushrooms.

Have a nice day and TFS BOB

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