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Parasol Mushroom

Parasol Mushroom
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-27
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lepiotoidas (Lepiotoid fungi) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-10 2:48
Viewed: 3077
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The parasol mushroom (Macrolepiota procera) is a basidiomycete fungus with a large, prominent fruiting body resembling a lady's parasol. It is a fairly common species on well-drained soils. It is found solitary or in groups and fairy rings in pastures and occasionally in woodland. Globally, it is widespread in temperate regions.

The height and cap diameter of a mature specimen may both reach 40 cm, a size truly impressive for the fruiting body of an agaric. The stipe is relatively thin and reaches full height before the cap has expanded. The stipe is very fibrous in texture which garners it inedible. The surface is characteristically wrapped in a snakeskin-like pattern of scaly growths. The immature cap is compact and egg-shaped, with the cap margin around the stipe, sealing a chamber inside the cap. As it matures, the margin breaks off, leaving a fleshy, movable ring around the stipe. At full maturity, the cap is more or less flat, with a chocolate-brown umbo in the centre that is leathery to touch. Dark and cap-coloured flakes remain on the upper surface of the cap and can be removed easily. The gills are crowded, free, and white with a pale pink tinge sometimes present. The spore print is white. It has a pleasant nutty smell. When sliced, the white flesh may turn a pale pink.

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Salam akhi Foozi
another beautiful fungi shot with great details parasol mushroom's lamels. exposure, focus, and composition very nice. POV different but very nice and so it show lamels.
thanks for sharing and thanks for wishes about ramadan.
Taqaballah min kum.
best salams to you and your family

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-09-10 4:06]

Hi Foozi,this fantastic point of view underground is a great idea and make a difference.What a beautiful sharpness,a very professional work another time.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Foozi,
Fantastic pic, beautiful POV, sharpness, details and gill textures. Bravo. ID specification also seems right.
Best regards, László

Caio Foozi. Spectacular POV an stunning details for have an interesting graphic effect. Nice compo and great idea. Well done.


Salam Foozi,

This a great capture with such lovely sharpness & fine details. Well done with excellent POV.

Ramadan Kareem & Warm regards


Hi Foozi,
An excellent POV of this one Macrolepiota. She is one of the species that like me more to eat. Good composition.
Salut. Ferran

hello Foozi
very nice composition with good light and super sharpness
great shot
greeting lou

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-09-10 8:52]

Waw...is so big!!!!
Great sharrpness details and colors at this fungus!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-09-10 10:26]

Slav Foozî,
An excellent POV from underground with wonderful sharpness and details.Fantastic image.Thanks for sharing.

Wonderful fungus, great details, lovely colors.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-09-10 17:16]

Hi Foozi,

A brilliant pov to show that this fungus is well named. It really does remind me of a parasol. The "pleats", colors and shadings are wonderful A little insect seems to be enjoying it too.


hello Foozi
very good POV you impress impressively this side,very fine shot

Hi Foozi,

The subject is well framed. The close-up view is showing the details and colors of the texture of the parasol mushroom. The light has a good effect on the colors. Well done, have a nice day.


Hi MF Foozi,

Superb close-up with great details on gills.
Great POV and well framed ...
TFS and have a nice WE!


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