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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: 2011-11-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5 - 4.5
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-12-29 5:02
Viewed: 2628
Points: 16
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Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria)
Fliegenpilz (German)
One of the many from this fall.

Interesting facts from Wiki:
The name of the mushroom in many European languages is thought to have been derived from the fact that it was used as an insecticide, when sprinkled in milk. This practice has been recorded from Germanic- and Slavic-speaking parts of Europe, as well as the Vosges region and pockets elsewhere in France, and Romania.
A. muscaria is a cosmopolitan mushroom, native to conifer and deciduous woodlands throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere,[26] including high elevations of warmer latitudes in regions like the Hindu Kush, the Mediterranean and Central America. A recent molecular study proposes an ancestral origin in the SiberianĖBeringian region in the Tertiary period before radiating outwards across Asia, Europe and North America.[26] Though generally encountered in autumn, the season can vary in different climates: fruiting occurs in summer and autumn across most of North America, but later in autumn and early winter on the Pacific coast. It is often found in similar locations to Boletus edulis, and may appear in fairy rings.[38] Conveyed with pine seedlings, it has been widely transported into the southern hemisphere, including Australia,[39] New Zealand,[40] South Africa[41] and South America,where it can be found in the southern brazilian state of ParanŠ.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-29 5:53]

Hello Pierre,
very beautiful image with excellent sharpness and light; splendid composition and ambientation; nice natural colours. Well done!

hello Pierre
very good sharpness composition with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Happy new year

Hi Pierre,
amazing photo of this amanita muscaria. Great point of view and sharpness. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Pierre,
To sum up this composition is easy. Your low POV is perfect. The DOF and natural colours of the surrounding is excellent. The sharpness and detail enhanced with the fantastic red and white of the mushroom rounds off a superb image. Well done.
Best regards,

Beautiful photo Pierre! Impressive low POV, excellent composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year

Hello Pierre
Great presentation of this mushroom showing the surounding habitat, great details and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Pierre.
Superb capture of this Amanita species!
A interesting of point of view, very good details and colours.

Hi Pierre,
Beautiful photo, taken from a very spectacular PoV. Very pleasant composition, perfect exposure, lights and sharpness - maybe the white balance is a little out of tune as small (but really small) blue / cyan overcast may be observed, but the semi-diagonal composition is so conspicuous that it's able to sell the image alone. I don't know how I was able to overlook this stunning image in your gallery. Great image, bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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