<< Previous Next >>

Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun
Photo Information
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: 2007-07-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, Photos with titles of songs(2), AnimalExplorer Favorites 2nd folder [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-05 5:20
Viewed: 5569
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again.

This is a bottom view of a polypore, with the sun shining through it. I like to take this kind of shots to see clearly thr structure of the tubes/gills of the mushrooms, and some of them come out quite artistic :)

Polyporus tuberaster

Polyporaceae, Polyporales, Agaricomycetidae, Basidiomycetes, Basidiomycota, Fungi

In fact I am not very sure if this one is a Polyporus tuberaster or a Polyporus squamosus, but the small size, the place where I found it and the top view which is not visible here, makes me think about tuberaster.

Polyporus tuberaster is similar to P. squamosus by its scaly pilear surface, usually a black stipe basis, and similar pore and basidiospore size. The presence of sclerotia in the first species has traditionally been one of the basic characters to separate both species (Jahn 1969, Gilbertson & Ryvarden 1987). Nevertheless, Campbell & Munson (1936) reported formation of sclerotia-like structures of P. squamosus on elm wood blocks in laboratory studies. Donk (1960) suggested that both taxa could be conspecific. He separated both species by the different microstructure of their pilear scales, as Jahn did later (Jahn 1969).

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/50 - Manual exposure - Minitripod

cicindela, EddyFaris, angybone, haraprasan, marhowie, rcrick, JORAPAVI, JoseMiguel, nglen, red45, Alex99, LordPotty, Hormon_Manyer, RII has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Hormon_Manyer: Your favourite.extramundi 2 06-11 10:10
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Dear Felipe and Cristina!
The title is simply perfect! This mushroom (thanks to very original POV) looks like the sun! Fantastic shot and great idea for the picture!
What I can say more - really very well done my Friend!
Best greetings (again) from Lodz,

What an interesting subject - unusual and beautiful.

Hello Felipe,
Wow! This is a really cool perspective the POV couldn't be any better than this or at least more interesting. The networking pattern with the translucency makes this a very pleasing image to view. Very creative think went into this one. :)

Hello Felipe,

What a unusual picture, but beautiful and a great idea for your composition. when you look at well to the cap of this mushroom the cap becomes fragile,haste delicate. The light trough the cap. Marvelous. You did a good job. Regards and TFS Bob

hi felipe,
interseting shot with a very sutable title, the pov and the effect of light io wonderful,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hi Felipe,
A wonderful photo of a very interesting structured fungi. Your idea of using the sun to back light the fungi is excellent. I really gave the fungi a different perspective. I think an even closer crop would be marvelous as well.

  • Great 
  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-08-05 13:16]

Bonsoir Felipe
Prise très originale, excellente mise en scène du sujet, parfaite maitrise des règlages.
Amicalement Robi

Hello Felipe, Beautiful image stunning detail and an excellent composition. Very nice work tsf Cheers Rick..

Hi Felipe and Cristina,

What a beautiful mushroom you have captured. Excellent composition, details and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi, Felipe!
On the first sight I couldn't recognize what have You catched? Such point of view is extceptionally interesting, it shows ordinary fungus as "an incomer from the outer space"?!

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Original toma, cuando se abre la foto se ve como la luz atraviesa el sombrero para mostrar las bellas formas de sus poros, me parece una imagen original, bonita e interesante, gracias por compartirla, un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Hola Felipe,
Increíble imagen!
Me trae a la memoria el sol naciente, son muy impresionante los detalles capturados en esta gran toma, y el efecto de la doble iluminación.
Buen trabajo y gracias por mostrarlo.
Un gran saludo,

  • Great 
  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-07 12:48]

Hi Felipe. The name is just right. you have done so well with the light as you say so much like the sun. it has helped to bring out all the detail and sharp focusing.and warm colours. very well done TFS. good notes too.

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-08-08 0:13]

Hi FeCr!

Looks like you've returned to your favourite subjects :-) As always in your posts - not only very interesting subject, but also refreshing view of it. I like POV. Looks like Sun or maybe like some kind of organic space station :-) Anyway - good, old Sony still rocks!

  • Great 
  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-09 0:25]

Hi, great magician.
What a nice creative approach and fantastic result of your searches. Superb quality of the shot too: amazing lights and shadows, great colours and terrific details. Bravo and best wishes.

I missed this one somehow.
As usual the exposure and details are splendid and the POV is perfect for this fungus.
Do you think that lowering the blue factor a touch might take the edge off that slight cyan haze ?
Its an excellent shot in any case.
Great work again.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-11-13 15:13]

woow it's first time thai i see your gallery,a very inusual way to show fungi...very very artistic...thanks for share and for the kinds words for my birthday,have a good night,Luciano

Hi Felipe,
And You just wrote in a forum discussion to me: "no so artistic as yours, I am afraid". Man, the way You photographed this Polyporus is called PURE ART! I shouldn't like to say more, this is one of the most artistic fungi shot I've ever seen in my whole life. Bravo bravissimo.
Best wishes, László

  • Great 
  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-06-23 12:57]

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

No se quien de los 2 este ahora aqui, pero me da gusto regresar despues de 1 año a TN, y saber que estan ahi en linea. Esta tu foto es un pedazo de macro, preciosa foto, fascinantes detalles y nitidez, me encantan tus presentaciones, cosa que aun no aprendo a manejar el photoshop,espero pronto tu visita y siempre abierto a tus tips, consejos criticas y comentarios.

Un abrazo.....RICARDO.

Calibration Check