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Fairy Parasol

Fairy Parasol
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-05 4:04
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Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coprinus plicatilis.

With thanks to Clive Shirley / Fungiman who kindly identified this fungi for me. I can recommend his website – Hidden Forest. He has some wonderful photos there and it is very interesting to vist.

Clive says this fungi looks to be Coprinus plicatilis. I sent him the photos and he thought the habitat was a little strange as it was covered in leaves from the deciduous trees. Normally the fungi is found growing in grass and he was right – the fallen leaves were covering the grass in the park where I found them.

Species: Coprinus plicatilis
A delicate species that last less then a day. Found singly or in small groups after rain.
Common Name: None
Found: Grass areas
Substrate: Ground
Spores: Black
Height: 75 mm
Width: 20 mm
Season: Autumn.
Edible: Unknown

Coprinus plicatilis is also known as the Fairy Parasol, or the Japanese Umbrella.

Thanks Clive. See Hidden Forest.

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Hello Janice,
very interesting posting,good note. Owing to for this so good photographic work. That is a wonderful composition.

Hi Janice,
First of all I must tell I'm a bit more strict with fungi photos than with others - You know how much I love them. So, this isn't a bad shot, but - by my opinion - doesn't show anything about the habitat of Coprinus plicatilis, doesn't show why it's called Japanese Umbrella. The top of the fungus is a bit oof, the rest's OK in sharpness. Great work with noise reduction on the bg.
Otherwise, it's a common specie worldwide, but very difficult to discover because of its ephemerical life. Usually begins growing at dawn, and becomes rotten to noon. So, I congratulate for discovering it.
Tfs, have a nice weekend, László

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-05 6:40]

Hello Janice,
This is a lovely composition showing this pretty fungus next to a beautiful American Oak (I think!). Very sharp details and wonderful colours too. Japanese Umbrella seems a very suitable name!
TFS and cheers, lla

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-05 12:22]

Hi Janice!

Your Polish is better and better every day :-) Parasol means umbrella also in my language :-) Very good composition with fungus and leaf. Looks like autumnal picture :-) Sorry, it was cruel :-)

Interesting fungus, very well composed!

Hi Janice
TFS this one - well seen and captured. I enjoyed reading your note to learn a little more about fungi. It is interesting to read one of the comments above to see that this one opens in the morning and goes rotten by noon.

Hello Janice,

Beautiful photo of this interesting mushroom.Good sharpness,composition and light.I liked very much.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-07 0:33]

Hi Janice.
I welcome your creative idea and title so much. I have similar shot (I used as a model wild poppy flower) however, my associations were different. Very nice lights and colour palette. BG is so impressive and nice. My compliments.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-07 6:18]

Hi Janice,
Wonderful capture.I liked DOF you managed,lighting,composition and visual effect a lot.
Thanks for posting.

Hi Janice,
Well composed, I like the one leafs stem that reaches up to kiss the room :)
Excellent light, color, and details mf.
Just one ?
I can't fiqure out why they have to call it a parasol ;-}}
Well done,

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