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Fly amanita

Fly amanita
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-31 11:33
Viewed: 4950
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Amanita muscaria

Also known by the English-language common name fly agaric or Fly Amanita) is a psychoactive agaric species of mushroom found commonly throughout much of the world. The quintessential toadstool, it is a large imposing white-gilled, white-spotted, usually deep red mushroom, one of the most recognizable and widely encountered in popular culture. Though it is generally considered poisonous, Amanita muscaria is otherwise famed for its hallucinogenic properties with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. The mushroom has had a religious significance in Siberian culture and possibly also in ancient Indian and Scandinavian cultures.
Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally conveyed to many countries in the Southern Hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species.
The common names in English, fly agaric or fly mushroom, are generally thought to derive from its European use as an insecticide, sprinkled in milk. This interpretation is supported by the mushroom's names in a number of other languages (see below), e.g. French Amanite tue-mouches, i.e. "fly-killer amanita". The fly-killing agent is now known to be ibotenic acid. Another compound isolated from the fungus is 1,3-diolein which is an insect attractor. An alternate derivation proposes that the term fly- refers not to insects as such but rather the delirium resulting from consumption of the fungus. This is based on the medieval belief that flies could enter a person's head and cause mental illness.
Located under the top of mushroom one can see a small butterfly of the family of Loctuidae, possibly Lacanobia olenacea!!
from Wikipedia

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Hello Didier,
this is a great shot. I like it very much. Great framing, POV, sharpness and details. Very nice colour and good lighting. This is a very good composition. Thank you.

Hi Didier
Very fine specimen un eaten by anything. You captured it well from the low angle. I was going to comment on the dof but after looking again it is good that you have several fly agarics in a row.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-31 12:51]

Hi Didier.
What a wonderful and surprising POV and fine view. Amazing shot with great DOF, attractive subject and excellent scenery as a BG. Lights and colours are perfect too also as well as the framing and composition. Bravo and TFS. So creative work.

Hello Didier,

Very interesting notes!
I would have loved to see you taking this shot! Great low POV which adds such interest to the shot! Wonderful, sharp details and the colours are amazing! From this angle, it should be called the sombrero plant!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

bonjour didier
superbe point de vue,mise a part le ciel qui n'etait pas de la partie les couleurs sont belles et l'exposition bonne.
bien vu.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-02 6:28]

Bonjour Didier, j'adore cette prise de vue en contre-plongé, c'est une excellente façon de présenter les champignons je crois. Les couleurs, l'exposition et le piqué sont très bons et la composition bien faite. À la prise de vue il aurait peut-être fallu enlever les brins d'herbe gênants mais dans l'ensemble une super photo qui me rappelle 'L'étoile Mystérieuse' des Aventures de Tintin ! :-)


Bonjour Didier,
les couleurs de ces amanites sont magnifiques, vives et parfaitement rendues sur cette photo, très jolie composition avec un excellent point de vue, les focus est parfait, j'aime bien le cadre aussi le petit insecte qui escalade le pied du champignon
Bravo pour ce très bon post

belle prise, bon POV, j'aime bien, il n'y a que le ciel qui pêche un peu, mais difficile de faire autrement je suppose

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