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Early mushrooms

Early mushrooms
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Copyright: Lucja Kozuchowska (luciola) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 217] (4193)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-05
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 7:09
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Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Augustow region, spring here comes the very late. This is the beginning of April, the night is a frost.
At the end of March I found Sarcoscypha coccinea and now another fungus. I can not identify them.

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Ciao Lucja, lovely composition with beautiful mushrooms, wonderful natural colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-07 8:49]

Hello Lucja,
After a beautiful month of March we got a tail of the Winter now too.
Nice photo in beautiful natural colours, good sharpness and a fine choice of composition.
Happy Easter,

Hi Lucja,

Probably You cropped the image too heavily, because the image is pixelated a bit. Quite a pity, because the composition's pleasant.

ID: Strobilurus esculentus (Wulfen) Singer, a species growing exclusively on fallen Picea (spruce) cones, from March to May, very rarely in September. Although small, considered to be a good edible, because it's common, you can collect many fruitbodies even within a few square meters. Best for soup, as my Polish friends used to say (I never tried it yet, it isn't such a common species here). The other two species (Strobilurus stephanocystis, S. tenacellus) of the genus living in your country are growing on cones of Pinus nigra, P. silvestris and P. mugo, so you can easily differentiate them from this species, due to the substrate. Each is edible (see the Latin species name: "esculentus" = edible), but this one is the most rated gastronomically.

Best regards, László (Wladek)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-07 16:00]

Hi Lucja,maybe you crop a lot and the details are not the best,but i like the excellent and rich composition and the nice scoop,not easy to find mushrooms in this month..eehehe...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Czesc Lucjo,
widze, ze nawet grzyby u was juz rosna :) A dzisiaj w Krakowie pada snieg! Koszmar!
Ladne i ciekawe ujecie.
Wesolych Swiat.

Hello Lucja

A different composition with the POV from the top
showing us details from all the image, and i love
the more warm color tones, TFS


good composition though it could be a lot sharper

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