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Frozen Coprinus atramentarius

Frozen Coprinus atramentarius
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-20
Categories: Fungi
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-20 8:35
Viewed: 3698
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This morning we had a good frost one of very few this winter so far only -1.5C not cold by some peoples standards but definatley a nip in the air.
The common ink cap is growing under a very old apple tree in the orchard of my mums garden. When I went to check on the house every were was covered in frost and the sun was starting to shine and was sparkling on the frost so thought to take a pic of a much shown fungus.
The common inkcap is a wide spread species across the northern temperate regions, it normally emerges in small clusters from dead burried wood or humus rich areas , I presume here it is on an old dead root from the apple tree. I will grow a little in hieght and the cap will open out but not into a flat cap. The expanded grey brown cap reveals a very white stem which is hollow if cut through, when mature the cap then starts to liquify from the edges into a black mess in my experience the edges also roll up as well to give a flat cap effect.
The books say it is edible providing that you totaly avoid alchol before and upto 48hrs afterwards.
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Site Web decriptive franšais CLICH HERE

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Arjuna: Non working linkRobbrown 1 12-21 18:03
To milloup: frozen inkcapRobbrown 1 12-20 15:31
To saintclaude: Thank you for adding the french discriptiveRobbrown 1 12-20 09:20
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Very special vue of this mushroom, nice with the frost and very sharp. Good work, thanks. Claude

Pour les francophones, description Ó ce lien :

Great shot Rom.
It look so fresh with the ice.
Great sharpness and colours and good composition.
Great note like always.
Excellent work.

Interesting capture, it looks like quite a mountain from this angle ;-) Actually, I thought these mushrooms would disintegrate into lilac pulp long before the onset of the frost, I think ours have.
Great light and DOF.

Nice to see my frieds covered with frozen moisture. Good POV, detail and composition. The same happens here Robert, this year is very hot winter, we have had intermitent fungi for 4 months now, climate change?

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  • Lesley Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 297 W: 13 N: 913] (2988)
  • [2004-12-20 16:55]

Well this morning we had good old fashion snow.... this is a lovely and very unique image, Robert. Excellent as is your usual work. This is something we don't see everyday, though...thanks for taking it and posting it.

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2004-12-20 22:04]

Hello Robert, The crystallized effect of the nature in this composition is something special of seeing for me, here everything is humidity and here I have seen the dry plants and consumed by the sun because of the temperature but never this effect with the cold. Interesting details of this frosted mushroom. I like the perspective. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-21 4:30]

Sign of time - welcome winter season :-) Good spotted with nice ice crystal and vivid greens.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-12-21 14:40]
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A new kind of Christmas tree, Robert!
Great sharpness and DOF.
An excellent work: picture and note. A special thanks for the french link.
Very interesting.

Hi Robert
Very unusual, it looks like sugar to me.
The thumbnail gave the appearance of an anthill.
I am glad were are not SO cold. her we have around 30 dgerees C.
Thanks for posting.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-23 15:43]

OK, you must have been down low for this one! Excellent POV and very good sharpness.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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