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Swimming Fungi

Swimming Fungi
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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: 2009-04-18
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-13 14:15
Viewed: 4197
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

First of all apologies to those I still didn't write back - one day's so short! But I don't forget it, I promise, even if I'm a bit in delay.

Now, when the Football World Cup is over, it's time to return to our "normal" lifestyle, so I return to my beloved fungi also. This time I'd like to show You Lentinus tigrinus, a species very common in Hungary in softwood forests near the rivers. Typical lowland species - I only found it once in the low montaneous area where I live. Mostly growing on willow (Salix spp.) or poplar (Populus spp.), usually in big clusters, rarely alone. Also on stubs almost covered by the swamp. Edible when young (only the caps, not the stem), but I never tried it yet.

Photo was taken in spring 2009, near Sárospatak city, in the swamp of Bodrog river (nomen est omen: the city name means "muddy water" in English), on a trip with my class-mates from the fungi course. Due to the fungi were deeply in the swamp, I had to use 12x optical zoom (420 mm equiv.). On the workshop You can see the whole scene, without zooming. PP: moderate cropping, slight sharpening, noise reduction, framing, signing, re-sizing.

I hope You'll like these swimming fungi, thx for Your comments.

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To joska: taplóHormon_Manyer 1 07-14 07:57
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Hello Laszlo friend! Good to see again photos of your beloved mushrooms! In this picture is very particular environment (after all, is not unusual -for me, at least- to see fungi floating near the water!)... you have chosen a perfect POV and exposure balance right, achieving precise details without burning the surface clear of these organisms. Good job!
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-13 21:29]
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Szia Laci!

Nagyon szép fotó ezekről az érdekes ehető tapló? gombákról,kedvező ez az átlós szerkesztés, még nem találkoztam ezzel a fajjal.Szép gombászos napokat kívánok!

Hello Laslo,,

this specie are on the Red list in the Netherlands.
I start in september with fungi's.
Good pov so near the water with fine colours.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-13 22:32]

Hello László,
An interesting species of fungus well portrayed in its wet habitat and substrate, a water-logged log. The top of the hats are well shown with fine sharpness and details to be set in a nice composition with a good DOF.
Thanks and thanks for your kind words on my 700th!
Best wishes to you and your family.


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-14 1:17]

Hi Laci
What a lovely shot this fungi on the water!
Great details and very sharp!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-14 2:27]

Ehehe..what a strange situation my friend,i like a lot the 2 pics and your perfect work to show us these swimming fungis,i think they are happy to have all this water! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Lazslo, great composition with beautiful fungi, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-15 2:34]

Hello Laszlo MF,
a good perspective of these white fungi on the dark background. Nice details and excellent view of the surroundings too.
I like your diagonal composition.


Ciao Ladislao,
una splendida immagine in questa particolare atmosfera di una zona umida di sottobosco, i funghi riflettono la poca luce come piccoli specchi rotondi, molro bella la prospettiva lungo il tronco, come sempre interessante l'aspetto scientifico.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata

Szia Baratom Laszlo,

This is really a masterpiece work taken from very effective low POV. Great notes as usual.
TFS and have a nice night MF!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-22 20:58]

Hi Laszlo.
I like very attractive idea of the image and attractive diagonal composition of the shot. Combination of dark surroundings and light caps of the mushrooms is looked perfectly. DOF is excellent too. The transmission from sharpness to some blurriness are very nice and pleasant for look. TFS and beat wishes.

Hello Laszlo,
Now with this one the water fairies are very busy getting everything ready for the water queens visit. this is so beautiful and one day I'm still going to visit Hungary and see all these wonders for myself. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hello László

Excellent photo of these mushrooms, you choose
a very fine POV and the diagonal framing giving
an perspective effect, excellent DOF, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Laszlo - Beautiful colony of Fungi. Nice POV with natural colour. Well managed light and sharpness. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice WE- Srikumar

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