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Morel-rich Happy Easter!

Morel-rich Happy Easter!
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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: 2009-05-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Ascomycetes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-25 0:26
Viewed: 3822
Points: 45
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Easter with this image, showing the excellent edible Morchella esculenta (L.) Pers., a typical spring species, usually the first of the worthy edibles in the season.

Ecology: saprobic, mostly in deciduous forests mixed with ash (Fraxinus spp.) and wild cherry (Prunus avium), sometimes in gardens under apple (Malus spp.), both in flat and montaneous area. Fruiting time in Central Europe: April - May. English name: Yellow Morel. May be confused with other species from the genus like Morchella steppicola and Morchella crassipes, but all species of the genera are edible. Gyromitra species, which are toxic each, are different, but sometimes are confused with morels also.

Similar species in my gallery: 1. The Early Morel (Verpa bohemica) - edible, but not such worthy.
2. Elfin saddle (Gyromitra infula) - confusion's practically impossible, because this species is growing in autumn, not in spring! But closed relatives like Gyromitra esculenta or Gyromitra gigas, which I don't have a photo of, are possible danger sources for amateurs.
3. Gyromitra parma (no common English name) - growing on rotting beech, not on the ground, very rare. Edibility's unknown, probably toxic as each other species in the genus.

Photo: done near Bánkút ranch in the Bükk mountains, in 2009. PP (Ulead Photoimpact / Neat Image): moderate cropping, level adjustment, slight desaturation, framing, re-sizing, noise reduction, selective sharpening.

I dedicate this pic to everyone who misses the good old days (see this forum thread).

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Hi Wladek my neighbour,
very nice and interesting fungus. Very good point of view. Excellent depth of field. Nice colours.
Happy Easter,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-04-25 1:14]

Hello Laszlo.
A very interesting post of this fungi. Beautiful composition. Great details with all kinds of textures. I like the convoluted forms in the cap of the mushroom. Informative note.
Best regards Siggi

really it is an interesting fungus, excellent POV. good detail and composition.

Ciao Lazlo. Impressive DOF an stunning details in a lovely compo. Very good light and colours.


Thank you for the warm Easter wishes friend Laszlo. That's a gorgeous dedication and stunning presentation of a truly special fungi which I am seeing for a first time. Lovely! I love the dramatic ground level point of view as well and the choice of the widest aperture settings I believe in your camera! Bravo! As a nit picker I just want to mention that your white balance seems for me a bit on the yellow site!!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday as well my friend!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-25 6:28]

Fine image of this interesting species of fungi with excellent viewpoint and capturing with its habitat. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-04-25 8:47]

Hi Laszlo,you know how i thin about these pics and these pov.....just my great compliments,this is a top pic of a very strange fungi.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Laszlo,
Very nice details, colors and composition. Great shot taken from a very good low POV.
Amazing clarity and very good focus.

Excellent portrait of the fungus in its habitat, Good lighting and details. regards yiannis

Ciao Laszlo, splendid light on a very strange fungi, wonderful natural colors and exellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Dear friend and FAVORITE László,
Now I'm between crossfire...kkkkkkkkk I saw the George´s WS and to be honest I liked it ! But don´t be angry with me: you fungi here is lovely! You said once that you did not only appreciate fungi...Well, I love fungi too! Mainly the edible!!! Thanks for your lovely Easter greeting! Have a nice week!

Buena luz y excelente primer plano Laszlo.
En tu puro y efectivo estilo motivo/entorno.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Laszlo
A great capture of this very interesting and unique looking Morel. The low view shows off the intricate detail and natural surroundings nicely. I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Easter.
TFS Janice

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-04-26 4:35]

Hello Laszlo,
Always nice to see your shots taken from a very low point of view and including the environment. And I love Morels! Sometimes I can find some on my alpine meadow. The correction made by George improves your excellent picture even more.
Kind regards

hello Laszlo, very beautiful subject, sceneand photo performance from your searches in forests!
regards Nasos

Bonjour Laszlo,
Trčs belle prise gastronomique (que je n'ai pas encore eu la chance de rencontrer cette année) et photographique avec une bonne valorisation du sujet sous une belle lumičre et une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-04-28 21:11]

Hi Laszlo.
Thanks for Easter wishes, visit my page and nice comments. Unfortunately, I have not free time for TN activity almost absolutely and it was wonderful chance to return here at least on a moment.

I like shared shot a lot, impressive low POV, nicely detailed and at the same a bit time blurred pictorial BG and lights through the trees, fine main subject and attractive a basis of the tree trunk on the right side of the frame. WB is not really precise but it is not a point. My warm greetings and TFS.

hello Lazslo
this is a very nice picture with good sharpness and nice pose
good light and beautiful naturel colours
greeting lou

Hola Laszlo

Gracias por el comentario

Una nueva especie y rara de este extrańo hongo, muy buena composición con ese fondo de hierba verde. Fantastica imagen.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello László

I love the POV you choose and the framing you give
for your mushroom photos like on this photo,
in the same time it give us a view of the landscape,
photo shot with excellent focus sharpness and details,



Hallo Ladislao,
a very beautiful macro shot of this spring fungus, very good exposure with splendid natural colours, excellent point of view showing its features with fine details, very beautiful environment
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-13 21:51]

Hello MF Laszlo,
wow...this is an exciting view of this special fungus. The gills are seen in a unique way, all curled up.
Very well seen in good details and you composed it nicely with good available light and its surroundings intact.


Hi László!
What's coming on to me in this beautiful image is the complexity of the structure. It's really amazing hows it grows and most probably with a certain function as well! Having a look in your gallery I must say I love your low pov photos!
Best Regards

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