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Fungi 2 (for LordPotty & Hormon Manyer)

Fungi 2 (for LordPotty & Hormon Manyer)
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications to Hormon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-07 15:30
Viewed: 4538
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This is a small gift for my friends Esteve (Lordpotty) and Laszlo (Hormon Manyer) (the fungi doctors!). In any case, I can say that this image not has the color and detail of fungi Esteve sample, much less the glory and brightness of the shares by Laszlo, but, really, fungi are striking and interesting, and worth photographing and learn a little, while capturing images of them.

The fungus pictured here is called "rose stick" and are usually found on dead trunks of trees in the process of decomposition. The fungus of the photo is young, after a few days take a yellow color, becoming dark brown to almost to death before.

I know less fungi, so far had not caught my attention. I must confess that I have been very difficult to classify. I can not find pages of Venezuela specialized fungi. I had to myself of pages of Costa Rica and Mexico to find information and compare images.

Match the structure to the species "Paxillus panuoides". I will investigate a little more to confirm the exact classification (accept any support!).

Finally, speaking a little more technical: The fungus was found in a wooded area, with very low luminosity, and the day was somewhat cloudy. I decided to make use of low-intensity flash (my camera has three levels, low, medium and high) to get enough light to record the interesting structure of the fungus, as well as its color, something neutral. I had enough opening to retain some detail the background, as the mood for the photo and see more about the location of the fungus. The approach used was automatic macro mode. The other options were for manual adjustment.

Greetings to all and best wishes!


Noisette, boreocypriensis, jaycee, nasokoun, LordPotty, Hormon_Manyer, flashpoint, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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To Recato: RE: almost like a mushroom?jlinaresp 1 06-24 16:17
RE: For Lazlojlinaresp 1 06-09 05:57
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Hello Jesus
What a beautiful Fungi, i like his shape very much, it looks like a flower with white petals,Superb sharp shot fine details, wonderful lighting and natural colors
nice to see it in his environment
TFS Jacqueline

Hi Jesus, a superb capture of a beautiful fungus and great dedication to our two kind friends. i am sure they will love this delightful dedication.
TFS and cheers,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-07 20:14]

Hi Jesus,

This fungi is beautiful - reminds me of both a rose and a shell. I love the colors and shadings and the superb details. You do an amazing job with your SXI10! Clarity and composition are superb.


Hello Jesus, Beautiful capture of this fungi. Nice composition, lighting, contrast and soft colors. Also like the pattern on the fungi.

hello Jesus
really as rose, composition colour background and light in high level, exceptional capture
TFS and thanks for sharing

Hola Jesus

Bonita seta y bonita imagen, parece una anemona de mar. Felicidades

Un saludo Antonio

Hi Jesus,
Thank you for this kind dedication,and what an excellent photo it is too!
The exposure is brilliantly managed,and the detail is tack sharp.
The depth of field is very good too.
Fantastic work!
Cheers & TFS

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-08 8:25]

Hello Jesus,
Excellent photo of this fungi and very beautiful. Great sharpness and very fine details. Beautiful light and splendid colours contrasting against the dark BG. Excellent POV.
You are lucky to live in such a beautiful country. Five years ago I was there during a more than three weeks. I was very impressed about the nature. What a beauty! Unfortunately my camera was very dirty and the photos were very bad.

Hola Jesus,

First of all thank You very much for Your kind dedication. Photo itself is excellent, clever use of flash. I myself don't like flash in most of the cases, but here it makes an awesome contrast between the bright fungi and the dark background. As Steve correctly said: brilliant management of exposure! No overexposed parts at all (in spite of flash), perfect sharpness, plenty of details - goes into my favorites immediately (and the person behind the lens to my fave photographers also). Huge congratulations, amigo, brilliant job. Gracias.

About the ID specification: it can't be Tapinella panuoides (Batsch) E.-J. Gilbert (= Paxillus panuoides (Fr.) Fr.), because it has different cap color + textures, different kind of lamellas (with different color) and growing exclusively on coniferal wood (mostly on Pinus), but very surely something from Lentinus genus (which genera's having hundreds of species). I don't know the exact ID either, but I'll make a deeper search soon.

Gracias once more, best regards from Your Hungarian friend, László

hello Jesus!
a perfect gift for two friend master of fungi
excellent definition for this "rose stick"

compliments sERGIO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-08 22:45]

Hi Jesus.
And at once my warm congratulations on so amazing shot. I cannot imagine more beautiful fungi and more skilful execution of this charming creature. DOF, sharpness and details, lights, POV and composition are outstanding. Bravo.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-06-09 6:14]

Hello Jesus,
What a beautiful specimen of this fungi, it looks almost like a white rose! Excellent sharpness and beautiful light and colours. Very well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

hello jesus
great sharpness picture
good details and nice composition with beautiful colours
greeting lou

amazing portrait of a lovely mushroom, TFS Ori

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  • Recato (139)
  • [2009-06-24 6:35]
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Jesús this is almost like a mushroom?

You focused in very well. Nice brownish color as well.



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