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Golden And Scaly

Golden And Scaly
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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: 2018-10-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-14 14:40
Viewed: 428
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

I just came back (to Ireland) from my 2-week holiday spent in my home country, Hungary - with a few new fave photos. This is one of them.

This species was previously named Pholiota aurivella (Batsch) P. Kumm. (common English name: Golden Scalycap, hence the title), however, recent mycological studies based on DNA analysis proved the species in its wide sense is polyphyletic, and must be divided to the following 3 independent species:
- Pholiota adiposa (Batsch) P. Kumm.;
- Pholiota cerifera (P. Karst.) P. Karst.;
- Pholiota limonella (Peck) Sacc.

To confuse the situation more, both MycoBank and Index Fungorum mention all the above 4 taxons, including P. aurivella, as currently legitimate. Not being aware of which of the above I found, and also because the 3 (4?) species are macroscopically indistinguishable from each other, I'd identify the "model" as Pholiota aurivella sensu lato. Although the species (complex) is common, it's emerging the first time in my gallery.

Photo: taken in manual exposure mode, with manual ISO and white balance. Flash fired, camera positioned upside down. PP: slight level and color adjustment, moderate cropping, after re-sizing selective re-sharpening and noise reduction.

Thanks for looking.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2018-10-15 22:01]


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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2018-10-16 10:10]

Hi Laszlo
Well photographed this species. Nice color and bg.
Useful note as well.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-10-17 1:55]

Hi Laszlo,interesting note about the species and interesting too the camera settings to take this mushroom in this fantastic way. Decisive use of flash to take the best details and bright colors,very well done from your last trip at your home country. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-10-19 12:25]

Thank your Laszlo for sharing with us this very nice picture of the Golden!
Totally new for me.

Ciao Laszlo, great macro of nice specie, splendid light, wonderful natural colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend have a good weekend, ciao Silvio

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