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Lonely in the forest

Lonely in the forest
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10
Categories: Fungi
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 2:02
Viewed: 1488
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the southern hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species. It associates with various deciduous and coniferous trees.
The quintessential toadstool, it is a large white-gilled, white-spotted, usually red mushroom, one of the most recognisable and widely encountered in popular culture. Several subspecies with differing cap colour have been recognised, including the brown regalis (considered a separate species), the yellow-orange flavivolvata, guessowii, formosa, and the pinkish persicina. Genetic studies published in 2006 and 2008 show several sharply delineated clades that may represent separate species.
Although it is generally considered poisonous, there are few documented human deaths from its consumption, and after having been parboiled it is eaten as a food in parts of Europe, Asia, and North America. Amanita muscaria is noted for its hallucinogenic properties, with its main psychoactive constituent being the compound muscimol. The mushroom was used as an intoxicant and entheogen by the peoples of Siberia, and has a religious significance in these cultures. There has been much speculation on possible traditional use of this mushroom as an intoxicant in places other than Siberia, but such traditions are far less well documented. The American banker and amateur ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson proposed that the fly agaric was the soma of the ancient Rig Veda texts of India; since its introduction in 1968, this theory has gained both followers and detractors in anthropological literature.

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很漂亮的草菇 這草菇的頭部就像是一張飛毯
非常美麗 光線柔和 草菇非常的優美
這構圖真有著巧思 宛如一枝獨秀在人間

Hi Siggi,
Excellent presentation of this wonderful fungi! I love its image, the head of which is like a beautiful carpet. Excellent sharp details, fabulous composition, and splendid natural colors. Very well done, my friend, and thanks. Have a nice weekend!

Hi Siggi,
Amanita muscaria is a very spectacular mushroom to photograph. Your photo is good, also, but I should have added a little more light while doing the necessary level adjustment. Otherwise everything like composition and sharpness, are eye-catching.
Best regards, László

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Siggi, esta fotografía se me antoja una metáfora de la Hermosura, resplandeciendo en la penumbra, entre un mar de hojas muertas...
Felicitaciones por tu composición.
Hernán Bortondello

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-10-26 10:00]

Hi Siegfried,
Beautiful image of a nice mushrooms loner. Excellent detail and focus. Good composition and natural colours in difficult conditions.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Siggi, great view of fantastic fungi, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Siegfried,
I like your presentation.In dark surrounding,fungi looks very sharp and well detailed.Good POV and colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards And have a nice time,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-10-26 15:38]

Hi Siggi,great decentralized composition,excellent details,just a bit undersaturated for me,beautiful abstract peinture in background on the left.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siggi
I love your shooting
The colors are well mixed, and the look is very elegant
Thank you and congratulations
Best regards

Ciao Siegfried. Great low POV to create a great compo. Very good colours results despite the low light. Excelelnte details.


Hello Siegfried,
I mist some of your photos. Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Excellent details. Outstanding colors and perfect focus. Incredible clarity as usual.
You managed perfect this composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-10-29 6:41]

Lieber Sigi,
Ein anderes feines Pilzbild mit dem bekannten Fliegenpilz. Sehr schöne dezentrierte Präsentation, feine herbstliche Farben. Gut gemacht!

Another beautiful photo with excellent composition, nice lighting and good sharpness.

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