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Boletus erythropus

Boletus erythropus
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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: 2005-11-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/3 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-19 12:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

NOTE: THERE IS A WORKSHOP with the BLUE COLOURED section and red tube details.

Pileus 8-15 cm broad when mature, convex when young, becoming broadly convex to plano-convex to plane to occasionally umbonate or shallowly depressed with age; surface dry, even, smooth to occasionally rugose to reticulate on the disc, obscurely tomentose to velutinous to occasionally appressed fibrillose when young, frequently glabrous with age; color when young brown, with age red on the disc and reddish brown toward the margin, usually darkening and appearing water-soaked when bruised; margin incurved to broadly decurved, entire. Context 1-3 cm thick, firm, compact, yellow, bluing quickly when first exposed, then often fading to buff. Taste and odor often pungent, unpleasant.

Tubes 1-2 cm in length, deeply and broadly to narrowly depressed around the stipe, yellow , bluing when bruised; pores small, 0.5-1 mm broad, angular, typically red, sometimes near reddish orange, bluing when bruised.

Stipe 8-12 cm long, 1.5-3.5(6) cm thick at maturity, clavate to subclavate to occasionally equal to tapering toward the apex, solid, with white rhizomorphs attached to the base; surface dry, glabrous to more commonly punctate to obscurely velutinous or fibrillose, not reticulate; typically yellow at the apex, usually with yellow background for entire length but marked with red granules , basal portion often appearing reddish brown. Context yellow except reddish to reddish vinaceous in the base, bluing when exposed.

Spore print ochraceous brown. Spores 13-16 X 4.8-5.5 µm ochraceous in KOH, dark ochraceous in Melzer's, moderately thick-walled, smooth, subcylindric to subfusoid.

Basidia 18-24 X 7-10 µm, hyaline, four-spored, contents granular in KOH. Hymenial cystidia 39-45 X 9-11 µm, scattered to numerous, sometimes embedded, subclavate with tapering apices to basidioid, often heavily incrusted and staining bright ochraceous in KOH, occasionally hyaline and apparently not incrusted.

Habitat, and distribution Solitary in soil in mixed forests. A mycorrhizal host has not definitely been established; however, oaks have always been in the vicinity where basidiocarps were found.

It is rated as edible by some and unedible by other, the presence of the red pores should serve as a warning to be very careful when first trying it.

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/3 - Manual exposure - Minitripod

carper, wuta, phlr, marcinw1980, AndyB, Dave, Janice, petrudamsa, samos, honza, sandpiper2, red45, dew77, livios has marked this note useful
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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-02-19 13:32]
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it's a fantastic one felipe,
your still the mushrooms specialist here on the site. well you made a fantastic composition here, a fantastic pov with good details, a very high quality, very good job.
gr. jaap

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-02-19 13:54]
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Hello Filipe ,very nice photo ,beaty mushrooms,
good pov and details ,compositie ar good ,
good job ,groeten Teunie .

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-02-19 14:05]
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You are a Pro on mushrooms!
Very good photo, Felipe!
Very good on details!
Very complete notes too!
Keep on going and TFS!

wonderfull shot..nice mushrooms... very good on details.. lovely photo;) regards

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  • james (74)
  • [2006-02-19 15:28]

I must say you take a seemingly dreay subject and breath a life into it most others fail to see. Each of these i have looked at in your portfolio breath life, and express vast wonders hidden normally from our view. Thank you for opening our eyes to them....james

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-19 15:39]

Hello Filipe,
colors and sharpness are amazing, the POV riht on. Great composition and very nice presented in this excellent frame.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-19 18:31]

Hello Felipe,
A very good shot.
Excellent detail and textures,very well composed and good lighting.
Nice work and an interesting note.

Have a good week.

Great fungus shot, Felipe! I especially love the workshop that shows the interesting details. Thanks.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-19 18:36]

Wow Felipe! Another basidiomycete masterpiece! And, an excellent workshop to boot!
Very nice!

ps If you ever compile a book of your extraordinary work, please let me know where I can get my very own personal autographed copy...;-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-02-19 22:05]

Hi Felipe and Cristina - I saw the title and knew it had to be a mushroom. And reading, "Taste and odor often pungent, unpleasant" is good to know, therefore I won't try to eat it, especially if its pores are red! Your notes are always very interesting, thank you.
Very good photo of the 2 large and one tiny mushrooms Felipe, you make them alwats look so well and inviting. It is well composed and looks so real.
Well shown, TFS

Hi Felipe

As somebody said before, the art of photographing mushrooms has little or no more secrets to you.
B. erythropus is indeed edible and very tasty, as many boletes are. I eat this species from some time now and it's quite easy to recognize it. One clue to tell it appart from some harmfull boletes is ... the taste.
The poisonous boletes (and that's worldwide) are only slight and mild poisonous in fact, and all of them have a bitter, unpleasant taste. I "check" them sometimes by tasting a very small portion (then spit it out) and I didn't have any problems yet whatsoever.
B. erythropus has a sweet, B. edulis -like aroma. And can be used in kitchen for many tasdy dishes. :-)

Regards, Petru

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-20 2:48]

Nice fungi Felipe. I like composition, sharpness and colors. I´m feeling the atmosphere of wet forest. The species grows in my country too and it has two optimum of occurence - first in young spruce forests and second in old beech forests in cover of Deschampsia flexuosa. We can find this fungi under oaks and another trees also, but no so frequently.

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  • jorlo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 0] (485)
  • [2006-02-20 5:22]

great, i love it!

Superb texture in this image. Love the composition and POV.
I'm afraid I don't like the frame in this one Felipe.
I still think your the best fungi shooter on this site, I wish I could be half as good. Well done friend.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-20 7:46]

Hi Felipe and Cristina!

I'm really hungry now ;-) Give me few of these fungi with scrambled eggs :-) Edible or not I'll try it ;-) Great photo with soul of microforest, colorfull, with excellent composition and DOF. I like this BW frame! Great work my friends!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-02-20 7:46]

Hello Felipe!
Excellent close up.I liked lighting,clear details,POV,3D effect,
framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi felipe,
Early morning rush, well worth the big smiley.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-22 21:32]

Felipe, quanto o assunto é nitidez, você continua sendo um mestre.

Mais uma vez, excelente nitidez.

Além disso, bela composição, ângulo e saturação.


Fantastic expression captured.

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