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Calocybe gambosa

Calocybe gambosa
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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: 2008-05-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 14:01
Viewed: 5031
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi lovers of Nature,

Calocybe gambosa, which You see here, is a very popular mushroom to eat. It's quite delicious (just tasted it...) and is usually the 1st of the large edible fungi to appear.

Distribution: Europe. Growing (in Central Europe) from April to June, very rarely also in warm and rainy September. In warmer countries like Italy it isn't rare in March, too.
I read in a couple of Hungarian books, that C. gambosa's frequent in a few places. Most probably it is, but practically this was the 3rd time I met it ever, in the past 2 decades. So, it's a very new specie in my photo collection. :)

I photographed this little group in the Southern Bkk, in a less known part of the Bkk National Park, ca. 5 kilometers from a village named Kcs, on a hill named "Small Wolf Rock".

Tech: used a thick branch as a tripod, flash off mode. Very little darkening as PP.

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Hello Lazlo. The white mushrooms look good against the green shrub. Nice texture and well exposed shot. Thanks for sharing. Jusni

Great shot for these mushroom, good exposure. Pilues, stipe and gills clearly presented. Well done.
Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-05 8:53]

Mmm Lazslo,what a wonderfull point of view to show this beautifull fungi's family,excellent sharpenss and details,very nice colours,excellent note too,great work!!Thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-05-05 12:57]

How cute this family of mushrooms!! It's really a splendid finding and a great shot of it. Magnificent POV, DOF, lighting, colors and exposure. I really like the framing and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
My best regards

Congratulations for your new specie in you photo collection.
In Spain is considered a spring specie, although in the north were I live I always found it in September.
Nice family you show here, the composition is very descriptive, showing different stages, and exposure ery pleasant.
DOF a bit sort for my taste, but I am not sure if you can select different apertures in this compact HP camera.
Sorry I can't give you back my greetings in Hungarian, but the only words I know in your language is tokaji and puttonyos :)))
My best wishes, MF.

Hello Laszlo,
The low point of view works well to show the most interesting details in the mushrooms!
Fine even light gives good details, and the colour reproduction is well done...
Pablo -

Hi Laszlo

Good shot of this fine troop of edible fungi. We don't have many edible one's in Australia, so think yourself lucky.
Good comosition and sharpness.


Another excellent fungi shot Laszlo.
Good control of exposure and good detail.
Nicely cropped and framed.

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