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Natural Gulfball - To Maite

Natural Gulfball - To Maite
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-15
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary, Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 10:29
Viewed: 4131
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

As I yesterday promised to our Lady Friend Maite in a comment, today I upload an image of Bovista plumbea, a small puffball specie. As almost all species from Lycoperdaceae family, edible when young and its gleba is white, but too small to be really worthy. Distribution: Northern hemisphere.

I found this puffball on our last trip, on the Bükk Plateau, on a field named "Sugaró".

Of course I'd like to dedicate this photo to Maite. Dear amiga, thank You very much for being here, for sharing Your wonderful photos and for Your constructive criticism.

No PP on the image except for crop, noise reduction, sharpening, framing, signing, re-sizing.

Note update, much later: I'm sorry, Maite. Shame on me... After checking out my literature more properly, I realized the specie on this pic isn't Bovista plumbea as I thought first, but a closed relative, Bovista nigrescens. I'm really sorry for my mistake.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-06-27 11:25]

Hello Laszlo!

It really looks like small golf ball :-) Interesting picture with good composition and note.

Una semplice e bella composizione per questa bovista grigia, ottimo POV, molto buona la nitidezza e ben definiti i dettagli del fungo con ottima resa anche delle sfumature di bianco. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio


That's a very nice dedication with a wonderful shot that goes with it. You've composed it very well. Everything 'clicks' just right. Great work and TFS.

Best Regards,


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-06-28 3:02]

Hello László
How happy you make me with this dedication! It's a fantastic picture, as all of yours. And very curious too. I guess the Bovista plumbea in my picture was much older than this one which looks so fresh. I love the perspective with all those green herbs behind.
Magnificent job, my friend. I'm sorry that I didn't see it before, but thank you very much!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-06-28 3:50]

Hi Laszlo,very nice fungi and very nice day to take the pic,it seem really a fungi season whit the ground takin after the rain,as you know i like a lot your beautifull style,my best compliments for this another pearl in your great gallery,have a nice week end,Luciano ;-)tomorrow

Dear Laszlo ,
Great details and good sharpness.
Kind regards

Hello Laszlo,
Very impressive looking type of fungi!
just like a golfball alright!
very sharp image with natural colouration and details
well done

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-29 21:08]

Hello Laszlo

An interesting posting of this puffball.
Very good detail,you can see the textures well.
Lovely natural colours.
A thoughtful dedication.


Tökéletes a harmadolásos elrendezés! Kicsit úgy tűnik, mintha a fűszálak hullámként buknának át a gombán. Fanasztikus a fókusz és a minőség is!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-28 6:41]

Hello My Friend Laszlo,
a very special fungi...really looks like a golfball.
nicely composed on the thirds and it give a strong feeling of safe surrounding. the greens and the freash earth is exciting there.
Well presented in nice colour.


Ahhhh Baratom Lazslo, now i learnt the "gulfball" (not golf ball):) thanks to you. I think you right on my shot id which i sent you.
This young one realy resembles a golf ball. Technicaly superb capture MF! By the way, thanks for reminding the exif data on my shot. I amended it:)
Thanks a lot once more for everthing!
Have a fine day!


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