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Mushroom Family

Mushroom Family
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-20 12:08
Viewed: 3368
Points: 10
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I snapped this shot where I work, just outside and around the corner near the Fairgrounds barns. These mushrooms stood about 10 inches tall. This whole grouping was huge. I have no idea what kind they are, but I'm sure someone here does.

I just got a new photo program Adobe Photoshop and am still trying to figure out how to use it. I think it will do way more than I'll ever need!

I adjusted the levels and used unsharpmask 40% for this.

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To liquidsunshine: Wow AlanLCannon 1 12-21 19:56
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Very clear, very nice photograph, making identification easy.

This is Coprinus comatus, the shaggy mane fungus also known as the Lawyer's Wig. It is a member of a group commonly called the Inky Caps, because their gills self-digest forming an inky liquid in which their spores are released. They are edible, but should not be included with a meal that has alcoholic beverages as the mushrooms deactivate an enzyme that would otherwise detoxify the alcohol. You can get really sick! They are most commonly found on dung or soil manured with dung, which explains their presence near the barn.

Here is a reference to everything you ever wanted to know about them (and then some)


I was a student of the Dr. Clyde Christensen at the University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology and it was a nice surprise to find him as the expert in the above article.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-20 20:56]
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Hi Lori, good to see you again...
What monsters you've got here. And the little fly too. Good shot Lori, the mushrooms look good. And reading Lois' comments, I am more put off with eating wild mushrooms I find growing ooutside.
Merry Christmas

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-21 4:33]

Hello Lori!
Very nice capture.Clear details,POV and composition are wonderful.I liked this family a lot.TFS...:-)

Hi Lori,
Excellent shot on this mushroom village! The colors and textures look great. Deatil is very sharp, and DOF is perfect. No little people spotted anywhere though.

Hi Lori,
What a nice treat to see a post from you again.
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Enjoy the rest of the week. Good luck with photoshop, it takes a while, but is well worth the time.
Have a very merry Christmas and Happy new year.

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