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Fly Amanita

Fly Amanita
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Minolta AF 100 Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-03 4:10
Viewed: 2317
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amanita muscaria:
it was looking like a fungus invasion as there were about 30 amanita growing in a long row in our near forest.

interesting facts from Wiki:
Although it is generally considered poisonous, deaths are extremely rare, and it is consumed as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America after parboiling. Amanita muscaria is now primarily famed for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. It was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia and has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much speculation on traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in places other than Siberia; however, such traditions are far less well-documented. The American banker and amateur ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson proposed the fly agaric was in fact the Soma talked about in the ancient Rig Veda texts of India; since its introduction in 1968, this theory has gained both followers and detractors in anthropological literature

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-03 5:22]

Hello Pierre,
Excellent sharp detailed photo in splendid contrasting colours. Taken from the best possible point of view in a beautiful composition.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-11-03 7:31]

Hi Pierre,
Splendid photo composition,great colors and fine details, TFS!

hello Pierre
very nice composition with good light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Pierre,
very nice photo of these fungi. Amazing colours and composition. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Pierre,

Its a very beautifully composed picture of the poisonous mushroom. Its a great picture of fungal invasion on another fungi.

Thank you for sharing.


Hello Pierre,
fine capture of this Fly agaric with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I like your well chosen POV and your interesting note.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-03 16:26]

Salut Pierre,une prise de vue excellente et un resultat magnifique,quelle gestione de la lumiere et quels details,parfaite aussi la saturation de ce rouge magnifique.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Bonjour Pierre
Très bon angle de prise de vue et excellente profondeur de champ valorisant bien les sujets.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Pierre,
A Beautiful composition with striking colours in very good detail. Great DOF. Well done.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2011-11-07 11:16]

Lieber Pierre,

ich bin nicht stark interessiert an Pilzbildern, aber in diesem Fall hätte ich auch nicht widerstehen können. Schön, der Lichteinfall auf die noch frischen Pilzhüte. Gut gemacht!
Gruss, Dieter

excellent POV of this nice Muscaria,
TFS & best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-10 10:36]

Hello Pierre.
A lovely view of this two Fly Agaric looking really crispy clear. Beautiful light and colours too and a fine composition.Best regards Siggi

Excelente luz y colores desde un efectivo ángulo de disparo.
Gracias por tus amables comentarios a mi paisaje.

Saludos Pierre: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Pierre,
What a splendid capture with exceptional details.
Absolutely amazing colors, composition and very low POV.
The light and exposure are perfect as usual.
Thanks for sharing!

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