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Earthstar II

Earthstar II
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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: 2004-12-26
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Puff-balls, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-08 13:59
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Earthstar II


This looks like a Geastrum mushroom, thanks to Jean Michel the closest ident was Geastrum Hygrometricus, I found some shots very similar to this in the net, I think he might be right.
Now I know it is Astraeus hygrometricus thanks to Marco, so a thanks for the multiple colaboration :)

I already postd one HERE and Clive also posted another HERE. Both have plenty of info.

All the shot: Manual Mode, Tripod, jpg format 2560x1920, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Sunny day 13:00 but shadow place.

1st: F8 - 1/15
NO crop, levels, resize to 800x600, USM
2nd: F8 - 1/10
Selected frame of 800x600 in a 100% view (no resizing), levles, USM
3rd. F8 - 1/13
NO crop, levels, resize to 800x600, USM
Made a new big image, selected previus as layers, and inserted.

Hope you like !

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Identification (to Felipe)JeanMichel 2 01-10 09:28
IdentificationJeanMichel 1 01-09 07:16
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My daughter found one of these a few days ago. I do not know which Geastrum this is.
I thought they were endemic to NZ at first, but now realise they're worldwide. They are commonly known as Earthstars.
Good post. Thanks Felipe.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-08 14:58]

Weird mushroom indeed Felipe. very well presented here. Nice work

woaou !
j'avais jamais vue ce champignon mais qu'est ce qu'il est beau !
je trouve le clichet de droite exeptionel !
vraiment du beau travail.

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2005-01-08 17:58]

Awesome images! It is a must see in the large version. Excellent job, Felipe

Very good work with this panoramic multiple view of an awesome mushroom. I see you're not as lazy as I am. Never seen such a beautiful mushroom. Thanks for sharing!

I never seen this sort Felipe,
Very good informative shots in a LP photo, this mushoom is very nice, the shots are good taken, ofcoarse and they are very nice to see, good job

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-09 3:57]

Great images of great subject Felipe! I heard that Earthstar can be found in Poland but never seen one. Very good presentation with close-up and 2-perspectives view. I like it !

Composition: *****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ***
DOF: ****
POV: ****

A great composition, I really like the last shot, it could've been good to remove the stone before shooting.
Well done.

very good work in putting the three images together in a large version. Very good observation, Felipe. Never seen this here, although it sure exists! The photos are superb, clear, explicit, nicely framed with different POV and close-ups. It's a very good nature shot, encyclopedic quality. No nits. About identification, I'll post you my guess in the discussion section.

Great image quality in each picture and an amazing looking mushroom I must say. Quality post Felipe.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 16:11]

OK now youve proven that you are the master at these shots!

Very well done and thanks for posting

Keeping up the great work, Felipe. Wonderfull set of shots. Each in it's own right worth posted. The different POV's is a lovely bonus for us. The middle one has some artistic look to it. Great post.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-10 16:12]

You know that I would like to find some defects in this UFO, Felipe, but the only words which come to me are: Wow! What a presentation!
A perfect LP.

One of the most unusual fungi I have ever seen. The collection of views is great and the detail and beutiful color in each is wonderful. Would make a great field guide cover. Well done.

Hi Felipe,

Picture 1 and 3 are masterpieces. Such a amazing looking fungus, but also you found one with brilliant colors. Lovely.
I glad you posted picture 2. This one is more interesting than nice-looking though. Therefore I might have chosen to post it as workshop instead (not really important)
Great work.

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