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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-12 17:00
Viewed: 2923
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends in TN.

Puffball mushrooms belong to the family of fungi. They differ in size and their surface can be smooth or covered with small warts or spikes depending on the type of mushroom. Puffball mushrooms are categorized into three different genera: Calvatia, Calbovista, and Lycoperdon. The mushrooms that belong to Calvatia grow to be as big as a football and are commonly referred to as giant mushrooms. Calbovista are recognized by their grapefruit-like sporocarps and felty warts. Lycoperdon are moderate sized with a round fruiting body that tapers to a wide stalk.

One has to be very careful while choosing a puffball mushroom for eating. You should be able to identify edible mushrooms from deadly ones. This is not the edible type and the color already change from white to brownish.

Thanks for viewing!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-12-12 18:10]
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Hello Jusni,
A nice close-up shot of this puffball. The color and outside texture reminds me of bread dough which has been sitting around for a long time and is starting to deteriorate. My analogy might make you laugh, but I work in a bakery, so I have seen plenty of old dough over the years.
Wonderful sharpness, color and exposure. Good DOF and I see you even managed to capture a little green fly in you photo.
Well done!!

Good day friend Jusni,
interesting shot of even more interesting fungi with the strange name Puffball! The little G7 creating wonderful endless depth of field! Even the little green fly in the middle is quite well captured. Good valuable notes regarding the nature of the specie. Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-12 22:09]

Very strange looking fungi, well captured. tfs.

interesting capture, TFS Ori

Hi Jusni,

this specie are unknow by me.
Good of sharpness and detailswith nice pov.
Fine colors.


hello Jusni
very good sharpness and good details,you can see the little fly very good
beautiful colours to
greeting lou

Hola Jusni

Vaya hongo más original. Es la primera vez que lo veo. Una bella composición y POV excelente. Los contrastes están muy bien logrados al igual que la luz.

Un saludo de Antonio

A fine macro capture of this very interesting fungi MF Jusni!
Nice details and fine composition!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-15 0:07]

Salam Jusni,
very exciting puffballs. The light gives a good effect to its top. There is a small insect on it.
Nice brown balls on green grass backgound.


Bonjour Jusni,
Agréable publication avec une prise de vue en plongée qui n'écrase pas les sujets mais au contraire les valorise dans une belle lumičre et sous une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Interesante captura de la luz, con buenas texturas y colores.
Saludos Jusni.

Hi Jusni again,

Great shot of the old puffballs, nice POV, sharpness and colors. The pic shows Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan, which species isn't so difficult to identify when old, due to the color tones of the fruit-body.

However, there are much more generas of puffballs than those 3 you mentioned. For example Calbovista, what you wrote about is a monotypic genera with one species only (Calbovista subsculpta Morse ex M.T. Seidl), and not a typical one at all.

Tfs, friendly regards, László

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