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Hypoloma sublateritium

Hypoloma sublateritium
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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: 2005-12-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-12 14:26
Viewed: 4939
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hypholoma sublateritium (sometimes called Brick Cap) is rarer and less well-known than its relatives Hypholoma fasciculare (Sulphur Tuft) and the edible Hypholoma capnoides. Its fruit-bodies are generally larger than either of these.

In Europe this mushroom is usually considered as inedible or even poisonous, but in the USA and Japan it is apparently a popular edible fungus. One further reason to avoid it is the possibility of confusion with Galerina marginata or H. fasciculare.

Cap: 3.5-10cm in diameter, usually with a brick-red coloration in the centre and a paler margin. It is smooth, sometimes with red-brown flecks in the middle and sometimes with flaky veil remnants, which can easily be washed off in the rain, on the outside.
Gills: Crowded, starting yellowish and becoming greyish with age. They do not have the green colour of H. fasciculare.
Stipe: Light yellow, darker below.
Spore powder: Olive purple-brown.
Taste: Mild to somewhat bitter.
Microscopic characteristics: Spores 6.0-7.5 3.5-4.0 μm, with germ pore, cheilocystidia variable.

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

ISO100 - F8 - 1/500 - Diffuse flash - Manual mode - On the ground

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  • Great 
  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-12 14:48]

This is a great shot. Point of view is impressing once you open the picture. Congratulations, also with lighting and sharpness Greetings Reina

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-12-12 14:54]

What big mushrooms you have here Felipe. I like your POV looking up at them and emphasising their size too. It is interesting seeing how they have pushed up the soil as they have appeared. And I like your dark blue BG showing through the trees too. Well shown and than you for sharing.

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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-12-12 15:47]

WOW, what a wonderful shot. High quality in all things, and the soft texture you captured is amazing. Composition effectively directs the focus on the bit where the delicate tecture is most obvious (top right). Great POV. Wonderful BG brings out the subject.
Kind regards,

Hi Felipe,

Great shot. love the POV and very sharp image. I've been taking an interest in fungi lately, although my attempts at identification seem to be lacking. I've posted a shot of some I took in Sweden, http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Sweden/photo35507.htm
and wondered if you had any ideas?

Hi Felipe,
This is an amazing photograph. I know these are fairly small, but your POV here makes them look like giants of the forest. Superb texture and colors in this shot. The exposure is perfect. I salute you on this one! OUTSTANDING!

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-12 18:38]

I had my wife look at this one Felipe. She said, "Wow!" I said, "Isn't that beautiful!?" She said, "That really is beautiful! The color contrast and all..."
And so it is!

Quite the masterpiece once again Felipe!

I love your creativity and your talent! Simple awesome!

Many thanks,

Hola Felipe,
Another mushroomie capture from you - always makes me happy.
Technically - no comments, it is as good as always - maybe even better :-D
Fantastic composition and POV
TFS - Shir

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-13 2:50]

You're better and better, Felipe! This picture is little masterpiece! Dark blue BG is amazing, DOF and details superb. Perfect.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-12-13 4:44]

Hello Felipe!
Magnificent mushroom close up.Clear details,POV,sharpness,DOF,framing and composition are excellent.TFS....:-)

Another excellent shot Felipe, great use of the diffuse flash. Your usual high standard of exposure, DOF and POV. Masterful work.

Hi Felipe,
Good detail and colours. Great POV and sharpness.
Nicely composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting. Have a good week.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-12-14 1:29]

Hola extramundi, impresionante punto de vista. La nitidez es increible y los colores me encantan. Tengo algunas fotos de hypholomas que despues de esto he decidido no publicar ;-))
La textura conseguida en todos los elementos de la seta (incluidos bichillos espaturrados) es excepcional.
Un saludo de circe

It does look delicious. Nice POV and flash control, Felipe. Well done.

No chance to get into the fence yet. Will try oveer the weekend. :)

Fantastic shot Felipe. Stunning details, excellent sharpness and colours. Great POV, DOF and composition. Thanks for posting.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-12-17 15:05]

Hi Felipe,
Great shot!
Excellent POV and nice framing,
perfect exposure and lighting with good detail.
Well done and thank you!

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