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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-14 8:51
Viewed: 4821
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the same specie I showed HERE in the process of expelling the spores in the wind.

Although in that ocassion I named it as a Lycoperdon perlatum, now I know I was wrong, this puff balls are most probably Calvatia excipuliformis, so I updated the note.

Edibility: Edible
Fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
Normal size: 5-15cm
Cap type: Other
Stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
Flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
Spore colour: Light to dark brown
Habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Calvatia excipuliformis (Pers.) Perdek. syn. Lycoperdon saccatum Schaeff. ex Fr. syn. C. saccata (Fr.) Morgan syn. L. excipuliformis Schaeff. ex Pers. Beutel-Stäubling Lycoperdon en sac.
Fruit body 8–20cm high, pestle-shaped, head 3–12cm across, pale buff at first then brownish, outer surface of small spines or warts which soon disappear exposing the yellowish, papery inner wall of which the upper portion breaks away to expose the spores. Gleba purplish-brown at maturity.
Sterile base of sponge-like texture, brownish and occupying the entire stem.
Spores olive-brown, globose and warted, 3.5–5.5µ in diameter.
Habitat on waste ground, heaths, pastures and woodland.
Season late summer to autumn but the sterile stalk and empty cup-like base of the head may persist for many months.
Common. Edible when young.
Distribution, America and Europe.

F8 - 1/40 - ISO100 - Minitripod - Manual exposure.

Silke, uleko, gelarsen, jcoowanitwong, mayuresh, LordPotty, Kaszek, phlr, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Hello Felipe,
Very nice capture, intersting fungi, three for the price of one.... Fantastic job, great POV and composition..
Well Done

"I'll Be Back"

hi felipe,
nice texture, liked the pov,natural colours, spot on focus, nice point of view, liked the composition too,
tfs & regards

Hello Felipe,
You've done well with this puff ball image.
Fine focus and lighting along with the great composition make this a pleasure to view. I love the texture of these fungi.
Well done.

Hi Felipe,
What a beautiful mushroom you have captured. Excellent details, composition and informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-07-14 10:13]

Fascinating image! this one is quite unknown to me.
Superb colours and details, very well-handled light

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-14 10:13]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Very fine capture of these Puff Balls. Impressive sharp details and a very fine composition. Nice shot!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • martic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 159] (1327)
  • [2007-07-14 11:05]

Wonderfull shot with colors and sharpness
I like it

Hola a los dos,
No me canso de asombrar por la increible e interminable variedad de hongos que tienen en Espańa. Nunca imginé ni vi uno con tantos pinchecitos. Para colmo de eso una foto de la ostia, con detalles y definición de otro planeta. Excelente trabajo
Saludos desde Monte

Magnificent textbook fungus (Mushroom) photo. Great macro presentation.

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful image. Perfect sharpness and well exposed image. POV and DOF are great. Very well done.

excellent capture of mushroom,great pov with good details,well done

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful details and impressive textures!
The mushroom is very well depicted, amazing sharpness in all details...
Tight framing works well and directs all attention to the subject!
Pablo -

Hi Felipe,
Another great shot of this puffball.
Excellent DOF here showing perfect detail and exposure.
I don't believe its possible to do better than this.
An excellent image.
Full marks!

Hi Felipe,
Very nice photo of this fungi. Very good quality and composition.

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Excelente y bella toma, la nitidez y textura como siempre extraordinaria, la luz y composición son magníficas, es extraordinaria la calidad que da la casa Zeiss, de hecho el microscopio y prismáticos que tengo son de esta casa y estoy muy contento con ellos. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Hola Felipe y cristina.

Que chula composicion forman estos hongos para mi tan raros, pero que da gusto verlos.


Hola Felipe, Mateo and Cristina,
This is awesome, my Friends. Yeah, at 1st sight I also thought it's Lycoperdon perlatum. No matter what it is, this photo's wonderful. Sharp, perfect POV and colours... What else has to say / do? Adding it to my faves. Congrats, TFS, László

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