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Amethyst deceiver

Amethyst deceiver
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Copyright: Jose Ramon Pato (JORAPAVI) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 0 N: 629] (4643)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-27
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms II, Edible, My Purple Obsession 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-29 15:27
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Laccaria amethystina

Laccaria amethystea. Click a photo to enlarge it. back to list

synonyms: Amethyst deceiver, Clitocybe laqué améthyste, Violetter Lacktrichterling

location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Violet or purple
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Laccaria amethystea (Bull. ex Mérat) Murr. syn. L. laccata var. amethystina ([Huds.] Cke.) Rea Violetter Lacktrichterling Clitocybe laqué améthyste Amethyst deceiver. Cap 1–6cm across, convex to flattened or centrally depressed, deep purplish-lilac when moist drying pale lilac-buff, surface slightly scurfy at centre especially with age. Stem 40–100 x 5–10mm, concolorous with stem, covered in whitish fibres below but mealy near the apex, base covered in lilac down, passing into the lilac mycelium. Flesh thin, tinged lilac, stem becoming hollow. Taste and smell not distinctive. Gills often distant, concolorous with cap, becoming powdered white. Spore print white. Spores globose, spiny, 9–11um in diameter. Habitat coniferous or deciduous woods, often with beech. Season late summer to early winter. Very common. Edible. (Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous.) Distribution, common in Europe uncommon in north America apparently restricted almost entirely to eastern north America. Season August-September. Edible.

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Hola José,
Bonita vista de estos extraños hongos violeta. Tal vez están un poquito separados para mi gusto, pero de todos modos me gustan los detalles y el suave y uniforme fondo. Linda nota.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-29 15:48]

Hola José, sensación de frescor y agradable compo, buena iluminación y colores... saludos

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-29 16:14]

Excelsa captura estimado amigo... la belleza de los especímenes es realmente llamativa.
Gran punto de vista para captar delicados detalles de los hongos con un colorido y nitidez perfectos.
Me encanta el encuadre que elegiste y del fondo... ni hablar.
Un gran saludo y felicitaciones por una excelente entrega.

amazing crystal crisp pic, TFS Ori

hola JOSE
premiere fois queje vois des champignons violets, mais pourquoi pas
bien nets et bon BG flou
merci du partage amicalement

Precioso el colorido Jose Ramón. Extraña para mí pero sencillamente hermosa. Buena iluminación y grandes detalles.
Muy buen trabajo. Saludos y gracias por estas pequeñas maravillas.

Que hermosa foto José!
Magistralmente ejecutada en todos los aspectos.
Coincido con Hernán, moviendo solamente un poco el punto de vista a la derecha la composición hubiera quedado mas compacta.
En hora buena,

Hi Jose,
A brilliant picture. Perfect pov, dof, exposure and sharpness. Nice blurry background. Very well done and TFS.

hi jose,
nice post,
well composed,
nice pov, good dof,
sharpness is good,
colours are lovely,
tfs & regards

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-30 3:31]

Hello Jose!

Another very good picture of small fungi. Excellent colours and details, very nice composition with mosses. I like it very much!

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-30 4:22]

Hola Jose,
a really nice picture of the fungus and also of the moss. Interestingly, the colours of the plants are faintly reflected also in the background giving the picture a very harmonic disign. Thank you for giving this colourful insight into the microworld from a superb point of view.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Jose,
It is a very beautiful image indeed.
I really like it very much.
Everything is goood!
Compo and depth and light are outstanding!!!

Wow this is a stunning shot Jose of a very beautiful species. The low down POV is perfect, as is the DOF. Fantastic sharpness and composition.
Well done.

This is the first time that I see purple mushrooms. Very nice macro, details are great and perfect POV.

Bonjour José
Excellent travail de composition.Tu nous envoies un bel assortiments de champignons
Jolies couleurs et finesse du détail et très belle présentation.
Merci et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-30 9:18]

Hi Jose

What a splendid capture you have here!
These two vividly colores fungi look amazing and contrast so well with the moss and their surroundings!
I raelly like the low-angled POV, the DOF is impecable - keeping them both in great focus but still isolation them and leaving a beautiful blurry BG.
Also the lighting is great and the detalis are very clean and sharp.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-30 10:25]

Hello Jose,
Very nice close up.POV,lighting,colors,BG and visual impact are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2006-11-30 12:53]

Hi José
Very nice blurred bg and good focus, beautfull colours and light.
tfs paula

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-30 14:57]

Hola José Ramón,
Bella image de esta llamativa seta. El color, el punto de vista y los detalles son expléndidos. Excelente uso de la profundidad de campo.
Saludos, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-11-30 15:18]

Hi Jose.
Fantastic in its beauty shot. Colours of the mushrooms, details, sharpness and illumination are perfect. BG is tremendous: great colour tones and blurriness. Composition and presentation of the shot are outstanding. BRAVO and TFS.

Hi Jose,

The colors and BG match perfectly. I like the soft color of overall composition.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-01 13:46]

STUNNING colours! perfect POV, excellent DOF and sharp details

PT all out today



Otra vez la larga exposicion no solo te ofrece una profundidad de campo unica, sino una saturacion de colores envidiable. Nunca las habia visto con semejante color, me supongo que te habras ayudado un poco con el postprocesado... o no?
Una vez más, todo perfecto.

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