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Maestro And The Choir

Maestro And The Choir
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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: 2019-09-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-10-05 12:45
Viewed: 358
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

When I saw this scene on an old conifer log with the species Forked Staghorn (Calocera furcata (Fr.) Fr.), the 1st time in my life, it reminded me to a micro-choir with the micro-maestro (hence the title). The species is much more rare than the well-known Yellow Staghorn (C. viscosa, my photo on TN), and although both grow exclusively in coniferous forest, their ecological needs differ. Calocera furcata's only growing on big-sized logs / trunks, which are rotting on the ground from a few years, while C. viscosa has a more ruderal lifestyle, growing on fallen small branches, cones, even in needles. That's the reason why C. furcata, although widespread and is having circumboreal distribution, is considered rare and endangered everywhere.

Photo was shot in the Gougane Barra Forest Park, in full sunshine what I got in the spruce forest for a few seconds only. That's the reason of using ISO 80, f/4.5 and 1/250 sec. in a rather shady forest. Fruitbodies were growing on a fallen log above the swamp. No PP was necessary except cropping and re-sharpening after re-sizing to the TN standard.

Thanks for looking.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2019-10-05 18:04]

Hello, my more concentration over the NOTE rather photo though can't follow hundred percent sure but it satisfied, well placed exposed and composed TSF.

Beautiful image . Well composed and exposed. Very appropriate caption!

Hello Laszlo,
Perfect focus all of them with excellent details and exposure. Like background here and low POV. Good work...
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-10-07 4:02]


hallo Laszlo
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely colours
gr lou

Ciao Laszlo, lovely composition with nice specie, fantastic light, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-10-09 13:12]

Hi Laszlo,fantastic pic showing this curious species,like yellow hands coming from the ground,a very lucky meeting and the best way to take it! About my tunisian butterfly,i understand that the blurred leaf isn't good to see,but i was with an organized group and no time to make better. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2019-10-10 7:47]

Szia László,
Superb work!!
The details are great. Excellent focus, very good sharpness and light.
Have a nice weekend,

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