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Spore beast II

Spore beast II
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/2 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-18 17:46
Viewed: 3963
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I wanted to post this to images to complete another I took last year of this same specie.

I can avoid getting surprised once and again when I find this incredible 25 Cm - 1/2 Kg. fungus., as hard as leather and firmly attached to the ground.

Now I think we have all the different stages, all of them impressive:

THIS ONE I post today, it is complete open, but the lack of rain conserved the original shape of the spores.

IN THIS POST we can see it is still not open, but the rain already hit the spores inside it.

THIS OTHER ONE is completely open, and the rain washed out all the spores.

IN THIS WORKSHOP the spores are partially washed and I added my mobile phone so you can notice the real size of this beast.

Hope you like!

F8 - 0.5 seg. - On the ground - Manual mode

red45, marhowie, Luc, TAZ, dew77, sAner, Signal-Womb, carper, klemmg has marked this note useful
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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-10-18 21:16]

Gravamen personal de la foto: muy bueno.
Energía del evocation en mí: fuerte.
Impacto visual fuerte.
Aptitud de la foto para el sitio: excelente.
Gravamen personal de la nota: más que completo. Ahora me siento que es menos inconsciente.
Gracias Felipe.

Interesting post Felipe,
Good detail and well explained in your notes.
Good sharpness and colour. Thanks for posting

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-19 3:34]

Woooow ! Incredible this huge mushroom ! I imagine the surprise when you found it... Good idea to show us the other pictures for this strange species. Congratulations Felipe end TFS.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-19 4:19]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful close up.It's crisp clear and razorsharp.POV,colors,DOF,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-19 4:56]
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What a gigantic puffbull Felipe! Amazing work - I saw your recent picture and workshops - this is really impressive! Completely opened fungus looks like victim of huge explosion ;-) I hope you rescued your mobile from it ;-)))

I received your letter about Lodz's Square and sended you answer, then sended another mail about Istanbul. Did you received it? Something wrong is with my mailbox - it sometimes eat mails ;-)

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-19 6:58]

Never seen this before ... 1.2 kilos! Wow! Excellent note. Well done & TFS!


Hi Felipe great to see you post again. Your capture and WS conveys beautifully the wonders of this huge mushroom. Excellent clarity and perspective in each each. Very well done.

You've done an excellent job by showing these various stages Felipe. A complete work. Very well done. Thank You.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-19 10:59]

hi Felipe. Piekne okazy i doskona³a fotografia.Kompozycja i jako¶æ techniczna OK.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-10-19 14:29]

beautiful shot Felipe,
very nice composing shot from the mushroom expert. Good colours, good pov, very nice job.
gr. jaap

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-10-25 16:28]

WOW! Very interesting, and well documented. More please!
Kind regards,

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