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Mini pool in the forest

Mini pool in the forest
Photo Information
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: 2005-11-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-31 9:22
Viewed: 5175
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a shot taken in a rainy day. Cris made it while I wa holding the equipment and umbrelas.
Fungui photography in rainy days takes a lot of effort. Besides wearing waterproof clothes and bag for the cameras, you have to carry something to dry your hands before getting to work, some plastic bags o a camping cushion to be able to rest in the soaked ground, and two transparent umbrelas to cover the photographer and subject for the capture.
Each time you have to take someting out or in the bags, you need the help of your partner, if you lay your bag on the ground, it will get soked and dirty.
Ang usually not a plece to rest in the whole track!!!
A lot of organization id needed :)

Russula parazurea (I guess).

Location: Europe
Edibility: Edible
Clour: Green, Violet or purple, Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
Cap type: Convex to shield shaped
Stem type: Simple stem
Flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
Spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
Habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Russula parazurea J. Schaeff.
Blaugrüner Reiftäubling, Russule presque azurée, Powdery Brittlegill.

Cap 3–8cm across, convex then flattening, with greyish, dark colours, olive, violet-grey, greyish sepia or chestnut or tinged with dull green, wine or violet, firm, rather fleshy, sometimes greasy, usually matt, often as if powdered when dry, half to three quarters peeling. Stem 30–70 x 7–20mm, white. Flesh white. Taste mild or very slightly hot. Gills adnexed, pale buff, often forked.
Spore print palish cream (C–D). Spores elliptic with warts up to 0.5µ high, some isolated but mostly joined by lines forming a moderately developed network, 5.7–8.5 x 5–6.5µ. Cap hyphae with the terminal cell usually tapering and the supporting cells rectangular. Cap cystidia cylindrical to narrow club-shaped, without septa, moderately reacting to SV.
Habitat under broad-leaved trees. Season early summer to autumn.
(Never eat any mushroom until you are certain it is edible as many are poisonous and some are deadly poisonous)

I found this info HERE.

F:8 - 1/4 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod

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Hi Felipe & Cristina,
A lovely capture of this beautiful fungi. Very well composed shot with good details and nice surrounding also. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hola Felipe,
Pero por todos los Santos, de donde sacas estos hongos?... lOs de aquí parecen "aburridos" si los comparo con estos!... buen trabajo, y bastante loable si se toma en cuenta lo que dices en la nota, respecto al embrollo "logístico" de andar fotografiando hongos en plena lluvia!... ż2005?... A esto le llamo tener fotos buenas en archivo!
Saludos, Feliz Domingo, Jesús

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
I know very well the trials and tribulations of wet weather photography. Kay sometimes has to help me too :)
You and Cristina did a good job together here.
A very nice capture of the pool in this Russula under the Oak trees.
Thanks for sharing it :)

Hi Felipe

Well you are lucky to have a partner who will go out with in the rain and suffer all these problems :), be happy, I have to do it on my own (lol)!
Great shot of this lovely fungi. Fantastic capture under the circumstances. Beautifully composed amongst the leaf litter; a great shot.


Hi Felipe,

I absolutely know what Your words mean: "fungi photography on a rainy day...". It's quite depressing You're lying on the wet grass or on wet leafs, You need help and so... Not my "wet dream" to be honest. :) But your wife made her job quite well. The result's very effective, I especially like the mirror effect on the water. Beautiful textures, colors and sharpness. Bravo.

From this POV it's impossible to judge if it's an old specimen of Russula parazurea or anything else from the genus - let's only say the image is a top class one. Congrats and tfs.

Friendly regards, László

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