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Pearls of the woods

Pearls of the woods
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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: 2007-07-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder, Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 9:02
Viewed: 5675
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I want to dedicate this photo to Chris [sandpiper2], to give back his recent dedication, and to thank him for bringing beautiful australian fungi species to TN.
Hope you like this one MF !

Marasmius rotula
Scientific name: Marasmius rotula (Scopoli:Fries) Fries
Derivation of name: Rot- means "wheel" referring to wheel-like appearance of the cap and widely spaced gills.
Synonyms: Common name(s): Pinwheel Marasmius; Horse hair fungus; Little wheel.
Phylum: Basidiomycota > Order: Agaricales > Family: Marasmiaceae
Occurrence on wood substrate: Saprobic; in clusters on dead deciduous wood such as twigs and moss-covered logs and stumps; May thought October.
Dimensions: Caps 3-20 mm wide; stipes 1.5-8.5 cm long and 0.3-1 mm thick.
Cap: White to yellowish; convex with a navel-like central depression; flesh very thin.
Gills: Whitish: attached to a collar which surrounds the stalk.
Spore print: White.
Stipe: Whitish near the apex but mostly reddish-brown to blackish; shiny, smooth, and hairless.
Veil: Absent.
Edibility: Unknown.
Comments: As with most Marasmius species, Marasmius rotula is able to dry down and then revive with rain, making it seem to appear overnight.

I found this info HERE.

ISO100 - F:8 - 1/15 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-28 9:13]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
I like your dedication and I love these tiny fungi with their umbrella like caps. Excellent sharpness and fine colours in this beautiful composition.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Felipe,
Looks like jellyfish in water. Excellent composition, Details and Colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-28 9:42]

Hi Felipe and Cristina.
This is amazing picture with precise POV&DOF.Excellent composition,exposure and focus.This "family" of fungi on wood looks against superb blurry BG really beautifully.Fantastic macro.Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-28 10:13]

Beautiful macro work, Felipe. I think the real brilliance of the shot is the POV. Good job with the DoF, too, to give the bg just the right level of blur.

Fine fungi image Felipe and Cristina.
I like the POV, crisp focus/DOF, composition, as well as the contrasting blured BG.
Well done.

Hello Felipe,

It's look like paperwork. Is it real? (-: What a fragile couple of fungi's. Beautiful. POV, BG and DOF are oké. It is a very nice composition. Excellent Details and Colors. Regards and TFS Bob

Hola Felipe,
¡¡Qué belleza de foto!!!me encanta como se ven desde el buen POV que elegiste, mostrando sus increibles haustorios. excelente composición y aumento logrado. Hace unos mese subí una foto de unos algo parecidos, pero no con tanta excelencia como vos.
un abrazo

Oh my they DO look like jelly fish! Its a very pretty photo, very delicate looking, your title fits perfect, beautiful color and great POV . TFS

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Resulta simpatica esa bonita composicion, como si fueran parasoles.


  • XOTAELE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1324 W: 60 N: 964] (8)
  • [2007-07-28 13:14]

Estas setas me parecen pequeños paracaídas.
Hermoso punto de vista en el que resalta el interior.
Hasta pronto, JL.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-07-28 15:26]

Hola Chicos,
como consiguen estas maravillas??
realmente sin palabras, parece que se elevan, genial trabajo,
saludos Felipe y Cristina

Wow !
The DOF is amazing on this one Felipe.
Such excellent clear sharp detail, perfect exposure, light and colour.
A truly remarkable shot in every way.
Wonderful post of these beautiful Marasmius Felipe.
Thanks for sharing this one.
Cheers, Steve

Beautiful, Felipe! They look like tiny parachutes! Excellent DOF.

Pero vaya manera de devolver la dedicatoria!
Mejor imposible!
Estos hongos parecen como pequeños seres que se erigen espectantes de lo que sucede alrededor, con esa gran elevación y tan delgado tallo.
Excelente el detalle capturado tanto por fuera como por dentro.
El fondo difuso aporta una singular belleza.
Enhorabuena y gracias por mostrarnos la foto.
Un gran saludo,

amazing pic, TFS Ori

Hi Felipe and Cristina

Wow.... I know how difficult it is to photograph these tiny fungi. I recently tried while on holiday in the South Island. Mine sure don't look this good. Congrats! :-)

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-28 22:15]

Hello Felipe

An amazing shot of these wonderful tiny mushrooms.Excellent POV and DOF.The focus is spot on.The details are sharp.The OOF BG is beautiful,and the colours are deep,rich and vivid.TFS


Hello Felipe,
This is a beauty, not the least composition wise!
The fungi are absolutely delicate, captured with great skill...
Attractive colours and fine details, good point of view and a wonderful feeling of depth!
Pablo -

Hi Felipe & Cristina.
Very beautiful. I've never seen these fungi before. They're so cute. Beautifully captured. Great sharpness. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

bonjour felipe
j'aime ce POV qui me donne l'impression de voir des petits parachute tomber lentement du ciel.
le contraste et la netteté sont vraiment tres bons.

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Wow this is fantastic! Such unusual looking fungi! Excellent sharpness and details and lovely colours. Great POV and DOF. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Excellent work Felipe, you are the fungi master :) It always amazes me how well you convey the inherent beauty of the fungi.
This is no exception. Beautiful image.
Very well done.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-07-29 7:06]

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Elegantísima toma de estos originales setitas. Excelente punto de vista, fondo y una luz tenue muy sugerente.
José M.

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Una composición muy bella, tienes una galería de hongos de lo mas bonita que conozco, tenía un amigo francés que le llamaba a este hongo parachute, Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2007-07-29 12:28]

Hello Felipe
Wonderful picture or these tiny fungi,they look so delicate.Great composition and POV.LOvely sharp detail,DOT and nice BG

Thank you my friend.

Indeed it is a little beauty. I'm jealous that your Sony can take such amazingly detailed shots. That lens is much better than the one on my Canon S2 (as I've said before) especially in the low light conditions of the forest floor.

Fantastic depth, texture and sharpness with great light. Beautiful composition.

Anyway, I've finally saved up enough to go buy a DSLR this week and maybe a macro lens too. Then I to find time to get out and use it :).


Beautiful image. Well composed. I like the overall sharpness, the natural light, the details in the fungi and the blurred background.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-07-31 22:47]

Bonjour Felipe et Cristina
Magnifique composition, sujet, cadrage, gestion de l'exposition. Félicitations
Amicalement Robi

Dear Felipe!
As you can see I am again in Lodz :)
After almost 3 weeks of absence there is a lot of picture to see and to comment, but this time I decided to write a few words about this one :)
I agree with you: these mushrooms looks like jewels! Great composition, DOF and POV. And again I can lear something new :)
TFS and have a nice weekend!

Hi Felipe,
You definitely have the eye for these incredible mushroom configuration, and this one is fantastic, I really enjoy this individual species as I find them very unique. Fantasic exposure with the nice soft DOF. :)

Hola Felipe y Cristina. Llevaba días sin ver vuestras maravillas y al ver tu nopta entré. Pues una mágnifica composición de esas delicadas formas envuelta en esa atmósfera de tenue luz que has creado. Maja maja. Abrazo.

Hi Felipe, now is fungi seson and this familie is excelent representative one of them. Excelent useful notice.


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  • emka (41)
  • [2007-10-26 16:11]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,

This photo is wonderful! They look są fragile.

Muchas gracias y saludos


Preciosa macro, con un encuadre y composicion maravilloso, y definicion y luz divina.Un saludo

Thanks for your advices!
You made great geart pics! superb galery! I like fungi! ;)

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-27 16:36]

Ola Felipe
I love this image, looks like cute little umbrellas. Beautiful and nicely saturated color of the background, which contrasted very well with the little white creamy mushrooms. Wonder detail with great sharpness and clarity. Well managed and balanced color and light. Great shot, enjoyed it much.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-03-27 16:50]

Hello Felipe,
fantastic pic, great composition!
beautiful details captured!

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  • delfi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 31 W: 35 N: 11] (106)
  • [2009-01-29 10:59]

Hi Felipe and Cristina! How's it going?


Thank you for your critique. So finally I get to critique one of your pictures. I think I safely selected this one: Wow! 72 points! To me these mushrooms look a bit like little parachutes swooping down from the sky... Very cute. I've never seen these before. Well done!


Extramundi, -Team,


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