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Email mushroom S I
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-23
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF100mmF2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 11:22
Viewed: 4426
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunday very early in the morning took I these mushroom in the forest toward Ursel.
I'm the name forget, who help me to find the site where the name can find.
I know that different specialist in macros my always help.
I wait on critique I'm no macro specialist.

I used a monopod

Thank to every visitor.


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Hallo John,
Ik ben zeker geen paddestoel kenner, maar misschien kan deze site je verder helpen. http://www.fotoherbarium.nl/paddestoelen.php
Je hebt zeker deze groep paddestoelen mooi weer weten te geven, met prachtig detail en een erg mooie warme compositie. Het glimmende van de fungi vindt ik erg mooie reflecteerd de lucht ook prachtig. Het feit dat je wat bladeren en een beukenootje in je foto hebt geeft het geheel een prachtig herfst karakter.

Hello John,
This is a well composed image and fine capture, good point of view!
I notice the shiny surface, is this because of rain or it this real...
Effective framing, sharp fine details and natural colours!
Pablo -

Hi John,
Thank You very much for Your kind critiques on my photos. Although You say You aren't a macro specialist, this photo's very fine: excellent composition, colours and sharpness, the way it should be. About ID specification, I think this is a Pluteus, probably Pluteus cervinus, but I'm not sure. Ask Marco ("sarcodon"), he's a pro mycologist and a helpful guy.
Tfs this awesome photo and congratulations.

Hello John
This a very impressive picture..the pov is superb and the dof is really good giving a sense of size to the mushrooms..very well done and tfs
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-27 0:32]

Hi John.
What a sweet shot of beautiful subject. I am impressed with the quality of reproduction of the fungi and especially water pellicle everywhere. Details and DOF are superb as well as the amazing colours. Bravo. Wonderful. funny a bit and so pleased for look shot.

Hi Jim,

A good POV of the mushroom, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


hello john,
nice capture, liked the pov, composition and the coliurs, nice details, the reflections on the surface looks nice,
tfs & regards

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-09-27 13:16]

Hi John,
I like reflections and balanced composition here. Good details and dof too.
TFS, Josť M.

Hi John,
This is a beautiful capture! I like the way you captured the gloss and colors of the mushrooms against the dark background. Great composition. superb focus and details.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-09-28 12:33]

Oozy, slimy, smooth... all of these attributes wonderfully captured. I feel like I'm there. Well done, and not a nit to pick (that's unusal for me).

Hallo John,

Ik denk dat dit porceleynzwammetjes zijn. Als je het glimmende van de hoedjes bekijkt zou je haast zelf de naam kunnen bedenken. Je hebt er een mooie cluster van gemaakt. Schitterend weergegeven. Prachtige natuurlijke kleuren. Een goede, dus rustige BG. POV is perfect en een mooi frame maakt het plaatje compleet.
Ik zoek ook weleens op onderstaande site: http://www.hlasek.com/cchouby1an.html.
Succes ermee. Tot de volgende keer en TFS Bob

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-01 10:41]

Hoi John, Een prachtige herfstfoto ,mooi scherp hele mooie kleuren bg en framing , is een beauty ,groeten teunie .

Hi John,
Interesting grouping of these mushrooms.
They look so wet and slimy.
Fine color and focus.
Well composed though crop just a bit tight for me or maybe the wide frame makes me feel a bit closed in on top and right side.

Hi John,
A magnificent capture of the wild mushrooms. Excellent color, composition and detail. Very well done.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-11 20:21]

Hello John

Just marking the post for now


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-12 8:12]

Hello John,
Nice capture of these slimy fungi, the ID of which is a mystery to me, but I don't think they are edible.
Nice sharpness, lighting and colour.
Well done and TFS!

Hi John,

yours is a good photo for naturalistic photography, but to identify the species we need a more didactic representation, because this is a not easy fungus. In particular is indispensable to see colour and shape of the gills and the stem.
Of course I have some ideas about genera, but they are only sensations, without certain. I'm sorry.


Hi John. This macro is very clear and much detaill is visible. The very wet surface makes it stand out from most mushroom photos. Sorry but i do not know the species name. TFS. Murray.

although being fungi they seem to be saying succulents..
good shot in available light with the monopod doing its work well
your aperture and speed suggest a high asa rating?

Hello John,
excitingly precise report of slimy mushroom surfaces, and early morning's frozen ground. An appealing combination of well saturated and smoothly subtle colours. The only thing left to do in postwork is the treatment of some noisy parts in the background. An eye catching image of high aesthetical qualities. Thank you!
My best regards,

Hello John. I am sorry you did not get the name of this mushroom but you have captured this very well. I have shot a few mushroom too but I did not know their names either. I like the image showing the wetness and you have framed it very well too. Best regards. Jusni

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2008-11-22 10:19]

Heel bijzondere foto John,
Ik heb ook een periode gehad op treknature dat ik er speciaal op uit ging om paddestoelen te fotograferen, maar ben hiermee gespopt toen we een keer onder de teken thuis kwamen, mooie macro hier.
groet Jaap

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-02-02 11:43]

Hellow John,
This is a great close up captured and wll framed.The shiny smooth texture as opposed to the rough and darker surroundings.Well done .

hello John

excellent macro photo of these mushrooms like Nature Morte style,
fine POV, DOF, superb focus sharpness and details, TFS


Dear John,
I was away on holiday and am working my way through the photos posted during that time. I saw amongst the critics to the Hawaiian Mountains from "pierrefonds" your name, and did not recognise it...

I chose in your portfolio this particular image, because the "slimy" wet of your fungi reminding me of snails. In this part of the world (NE of South Africa) - one of the driest areas - we do have neither snails nor fungi.

I like very much the lay-out in your image, the tight cropping emphasising the object.

The somber background conveys well the forest habitat.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday,
Kind regards

Hello John,
a very beautiful macro shot of this fungus, splendid contrast of colours and superb sharpness, i like the marvellous reflections.
Have a good weekend
Ciao Maurizio

Hi John,

Impressive macro of these lovely mushrooms! The water covarage of the hats are such bonus.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-06-01 21:09]

Hello John,
Superb macro image displaying this fungi so very well, with sharp detail and natural colours.
Thank you John, great work.

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