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Gourmet treat

Gourmet treat
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Minolta HT-SI, Minolta AF 35-70
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-03 6:28
Viewed: 3954
Points: 22
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The summer and autumn seasons of 2004 was one of most prolific mushrooms year in a long time. Elders from villages said that they recall such mushroom abundance in our forests somewhere in 60's.
I think there was no square meter in the forest floor without at least a mushroom.
I caught here togheter a mixed bunch that would make happy any mushroom lover and gourmand.
The red-orange one is Amanita caesarea, one of the best apreciated edible mushrooms. It grows usualy in much southern and warmer places; only in very favourable years it's showing up in Northen Romania too. In 2004 I was able to pick-up almost 10 kg in a single trip.
The other one is much common, but nonetheless one of the favourite of a mushroom picker: Boletus aereus, a bolete very similar with B. edulis, from wich can be told appart by the white flesh under the cap's skin (slightly pink in B. edulis).
I think you allready guessed that all from this photo ended up as a marvelous dinner :-)

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-03 6:52]

Nice picture of the mushrooms. Nice composition and colors. Both edible species are very rare in my country and they grow on hotest areas only. I have seen never the Amanita in nature.

thank you for these well described and pictured mushrooms. I have never seen Amanita caesarea in my country, although it is reported from its warmer regions. I also think there are by no means too many gourmets tasting A. caesarea. In our place they would be scared of mistaking it for A. muscaria. That may be a good thing for the survival of this species.
I love mushrooms. I'm getting hungry looking at your picture. All the best!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-03 8:11]

Hi Petru!

Beautifull catch! Mighty boletus and edible amanita - both look great. Good exposure with flash, nice colours and details. I like views from deep forest like this one! I hope we'll take similiar photos soon.

hi petru
voila encore de beaux champignon tres colorés,belle composition vu le peu de lumiere ambiante.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-03 13:06]

Hi Petru
I am no insider in the world of fungi, but I can appreciate a good photo when I see it. I believe this photo says a lot about the habitat and environment that these little ones grow in. I especially like how you captured these newly appearing mushrooms as they break through the forest undergrowth and humus. Good colour, good exposure and very good POV. TFS.
PS. What do you call a person who studies fungi?

Good use of flash under these very low-light conditions Petru. Sharp details, great color seen in these delectable "treats". Well done.
Thank You!

good note and nice picture os the mushrooms!
Great colours and composition!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-02-03 16:13]

Hi Petru,
Great fungi shot with great colors,pov,dof,sharpness,note and focus.
These are nice looking yummy mushrooms:)Cheers,

Hi Petru,
Amazing colors and detail in your flash exposure here. Judging from the surrounding vegetation, these are pretty small. Well done!

Hello Petru.
very interesting fungi shot. Colorful photo, great sharpness, colours and details. Well done. Thank you.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-02-04 17:05]

Hello Petru,

Another interesting view into the variety of fungi. Personally, I like them very much, especially on my plate. In Poland picking mushrooms is a very old and important tradition. I have never eaten Amanita cesarea - is it really so tasty!?
Best greetings,

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