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B&W Mushrooms
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-15
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D-80, SIGMA 70-300MM F-4-5.6 APO DG MACRO AFM, @ ISO 640, BW 58 MM UV FILTER
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungal Beauties [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-29 16:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here another interesting shaped mushroom species from Epping forest (Essex).

According to our mushroom expert friend Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) this is a Melanoleuca species. [Subgenus Urticocystis, section Grammopodiae] - either Melanoleuca exscissa or Melanoleuca subpulverulenta. Laszlo stated that it is impossible to determine exact id without microscopic surveying and also mentioned that the only macroscopic difference is, after breaking the flesh of M. exscissa it turns from white to pale brown, while M. subpulverulenta doesn't change color. All other differences are microscopical.

Melanoleuca is a genus of mushrooms in the Tricholomataceae family. Most are small to medium sized, white to brown, with white spores and close gills. They grow directly from the ground, have a nearly flat cap and a tough thin stem. The spores of members of Melanoleuca are ornamented with amyloid warts. They are difficult to identify without a microscope. The name of the genus is derived from the Ancient Greek melano- meaning "black", and leukos meaning "white".

I attached two additional shots as workshops too. By the way, I am thanking so much to Bro Laszlo for all kind explanations and ids:)

TFL and cheers,


Ps. If you are a facebook user and also my friend on FB, you can also look at my all fungal shots from UK visiting this link.

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Talk about disapline. All the way to England for fungi! Not sure how the queen would feel, but I still admire the consummate educator in you! Spot on....for the English.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-11-29 17:55]

Hello Bayram,
I love how this image shows the fungi pushing up through the leaf litter. Excellent image all the way around my friend. Thank you Bayram.

Hello Bayram,
What a splendid capture. Superb colours and details of this mushrooms.
Very nice composition with good light and excellent sharpness.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-29 22:59]
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Szia Baratom Bayram,
You spend a nice Time in Enland,with many interesting new thinks!
Splendid photo, but i find some little fungi on this photo,below, on the soil.Thanks for sharing and have a nice time.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-30 0:02]

Hello MF Bayram,
What a fine photo with these fungi. You have used so nicely the light showing the texture of fungi surface as well as many color tones. Sharpness is very good the whole fungi beeing in focus.
Best regards Siggi

Günaydın Bayram hocam, bu da çok ilginç bir mantar türü gerçekten. İrilerin kaidesindeki küçükler de dikkatimi çekti:)
Onlarda yavruları olsa gerek:) Elinize saplık. Saygılar,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-11-30 0:20]
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Merhaba Dostum,
Bu da dünkünün farklı anatomideki ikizi galiba:)Gerçekten bu ormandan uzak durmak lazım,ne olur ne olmaz:)WS deki ikinci kareye bayıldım.Sağolasın Dostum güne sayende yine gülümseyerek başladım.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

Hocam gülmemek için kendimi zor tutuyorum. Ömer bey'in dediğine katılıyorum. Epping ormanı tehlikeli bir yere benziyor olmalı:)
Çok ilginç bir mantar gerçekten. Emeklerinize sağlık.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-30 0:34]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
beautifully presented of these duo. Very sharp and very well featured. The long trunk is well seen and the colour contrast work effectively.


Hocam ne diyeyim:) gören gözlerinize ve ellerinize sağlık:D
Yandaki minnacık mantarlar başka bir tür mü yoksa yavrular mı ben de merak ettim. Saygılar,

Hello Bayram!
A nice pair. Fine guys. Superb scene and scenery. Excellent exposure and capture. Good contrast and sharpness. Ideal natural colours.
Very good note.
Good luck!

Selam dayi Ufukla Epping foresti iyi gezmissiniz belli:)
Nerde bir ilginc mantar varsa cekmissin:) ellerine saglik dayi. Iyi gunler.

Merhaba Baykuş,
Very elegant capture, with fine details and great tones. And there is very tiny fungi on a leave as bonus. Well done!
Have a nice day,
Cathy (from Belgium freezing and under snow. So early this year!)

This is such a beautiful mushroom friend Bayram. The caps are contrasting well with the stems. Nice capture with fine details in superb tall frame composition.
Thanks for the help with the ID of my specimen.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

Ömer bey'e bende katılıyorum:) anatomik açıdan öncekine oldukça benzer ilginç bir mantar türü daha. İngilizler galiba asayenizde kendi mantar türlerinide tanıyacaklarbu gidişle. Emeklerinize sağlık.

hello Bayrem
a super good picture with great sharpness and good details also the little Fungi,s on the feet of the big one
great shot
greeting lou

Hi Bayram,this is....only a mushromm,not seems other..eheh...and is a simple but very nice fungi,i like a lot the light and the perfect sharpness and colors.Very nice background whit these dead leaves.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-30 5:48]

Hello Bayram,
Very beautiful close-up of these fungi. Excellent sharpness, details and warm colours. Taken from a perfect POV in a very good composition. Nice are the little ones on the ground.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-30 5:59]

Hello Bayram,
Another fine shot of some interesting looking fungi. Excellent detail and beautiful coloration. I also see some very fine thread-like fungi growing at the base of this mushroom to the left. I have seen similar looking ones here in our area, but don't know the ID.
All three photos give us a wonderful glimpse into the world of fungi, there in Europe. Great work!!

Hello Bayram,
As usual, a great photo of these nice mushrooms
Excellent light and clarity
Well done my friend

Bonjour Bayram,
Très belle macro valorisant bien les sujets sous une belle lumière et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Bro,

Fantastic shot of a fantastic species. At least I like Melanoleucas so much, although it's a very difficult genus. Beautiful using of flash, color saturation, sharpness and contrast. Maybe another POV, with both caps being visible, should even be more effective, but the pic is good this way, too - and no matter which species is on it, a debut on TN. :)

It seems like we're real bros - we both have at least one Melanoleuca photo in our galleries. :) Mine is Melanoleuca strictipes, from 2008.

About the possible ID's: I only found Melanoleuca exscissa once in my life, it's quite rare here, while about Melanoleuca subpulverulenta local literature writes: "wasn't detected yet, but most probably existing in our country". I'm glad you found one of these species and presented such a nice photoset. Congrats and tfs.

Friendly regards, László

PS: the small fungi on the leaves are probably Marasmius spp.

Ciao Bayram, great couple of lovely fungi, splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-30 11:54]

Dostum bunlar dünkünden beter:) Workshoptakiler de harika.Ayrıca bence kırmızı nokta koymalı idin,muhafakâr aile yapısına fazlasıyla ters:)
Eline emeğine sağlık.Çok güzel ve eğlendirici olmuşlar...

Merhaba hocam,
Bunlar normale daha yakın mantarlar. Boletus'lar çağrışıma açıktı:) O minik mantarlar da çok ilginç. Ödemiş Bozdağ'da sadece kestane kabukları üzerinde gelişen böyle mini yeni bir mantar türü bulunmuş.
Elinize sağlık,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-30 12:34]
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Iyi aksamlar Bayram dostum,
A very fine capture of this species of mushroom from epping Forest.
The POV, lighting provided by the use of flash are excellent and the sharpness top class.
Thanks and kind regards,

PS I have an ID problem:
I posted P. troodica from Cyprus some time ago and now there is an image of an identical lizard species that all say are O. elegans, posted by Michael Cy.
I hope you can sort this out for us!

Hi brother. Yanyana guzel bir cift, yaninda da besleme cocuklar olsa gere.. Bu da harika her yonuyle...Estetik ve hos gorunuyorlar..Mantar kolleksiyonun da iyi gidiyor...Hizina ve enerjine ve de bilgi acligina hayranim...Bunun sonu gelmez..Kolay gelsin..Soguk ve karli Londra dan sicak sevgi ve selamlar canim kardesim..

Hello Bayram
yes the shape is beautiful but i like also his colors with the white stem and the brown hat, superb autumnal environment, great light and wonderful sharpness
excellent capture !
Have a good night

:) biraz daha normale yakın mantarlar hocam:) ellerinize sağlık.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-12-01 3:09]

Çok güzel bir şapkalı mantar hocam. Mini minacıklar da kompozisyona ilave bir güzellik katmış.

hello Bayram

excellent and very beautiful composition
of these pair of fungis, shot with fine POV
and appropriate framing, wonderful luminosity,
superbly focused with great sharpness and details,



Hola Bayram

Una agradable imagen de estas setas alargadas y ese bonito color. Una foto con perfecta nitidez, contrastes y composición.

Un saludo de Antonio

Bayram bey selamlar,
Very beautifull shot of fungi with very soft and nice light and colours.

Acertado formato para un acercamiento difícil que resolviste perfectamente.

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