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Somewhere In The Forest

Somewhere In The Forest
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Copyright: Leonid Fedyantsev (Macroleo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 109] (886)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 105mm 1:2.8 EX DG Macro
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 4:06
Viewed: 4022
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Boletus edulis is an edible basidiomycete mushroom. Most commonly known as porcini (from the plural of its Italian name porcino), it has a number of common names, including cep (from its Catalan name cep or its French name cèpe, although the latter is a generic term applying to several species), king bolete and penny bun.
The fruiting body is a large imposing mushroom the cap of which may reach 25 cm (10 in) in diameter and 1 kg (2.2 lb) in weight. Symbiotic, it forms an ectomycorrhizal association with pine and is found in pine forests and plantations in autumn.

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To iris: Thank you!Macroleo 1 03-06 00:12
To Miss_Piggy: Thank you! And about the greyish plantsMacroleo 1 03-02 05:22
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Hello Leonid! Wonderful guy. Good capture. Perfect contrast and sharp. Interesting texture. Good luck!

Hello neighbour, thanks for your kind words on my mountain picture.
You have posted a well captured image of a large Mushroom today. The light management is perfect in this shot and the colours are very natural.
Thanks for sharing this image and best regards.

Hallo Leonid
I do not have much knowledge about fungi and because of that I prefer not to give my comments on these kinds of postings. I can however not let this huge fungi pass my eyes without adding my little comment for what it is worth. A well composed image with good and clear details. The greyish plants as your backdrop emphasise the details and colour of the fungi even more. A splendid image indeed. Trek Nature is without a doubt a very interesting and most educational site. Not a day will pass that I don't see or learn something new. This time I know I saw a huge mushroom. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-02 4:46]

Hello Leonid,
Very interesting light on this Boletus and its fine surrounding. Very subtle color-combination, very artistic in my eyes. Excellent composition and natural colors. For me the black frame is just a little too heavy.
Thanks and best regards

Hello Leonid,

Fantastic capture.
Nice colours with great details.
Light,focus and sharpness are splendid.
Good composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-03-02 5:25]

Hello Leonid,
Great shot. Good composition, I like the texture on this fungi. Good DOF and sharpness.
Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-02 7:12]

Hello Leonid,
Excellent photo of this mushroom. Very beautiful contrasting and natural colours and great sharp details. Superb low POV and a good composition.

Hi Leonid,

Cudowny grzyb. Kompozycja kolory bez zarzutu.


Hy Leonid
This mushroom are between the most tasted in the world,in my oppinion! Are delisious! I like the contrast between the mushroom and the lichens, showing more or less the environment in which this musrooms are growing! Well done and TFS!

hello Leonid
beautiful composition
greta colours
greeting lou

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-03-02 12:01]

Hola amigo,
bello trabajo y composición,
interesante trabajo y nitidez,
saludos Leonid

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-02 13:46]

Hello Leonid !
Wow, this is a wonderfukl picture - seems like you're very talented with mushrooms too. I love how this beautiful Boletus looks a bit "lost" in the middle of this sea of lichens almost as tall as him. I like the soft natural colors, the composition, the POV, and the details are excellent too. Very well done !

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-02 20:51]

Hi Leonid,
Wonderful shot of thus fungi and I like this natural setting. Very neat and sharp image with natural colours and great clarity. Superb light handling and I like your low POV to portray it. Excellent composition.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-03 19:37]

Lenoid, Too close and well presented. The capture is nicely done with sharp focus. Ganesh

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-03-05 21:33]
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Hello Leonid,
Pleasure to be back in your gallery to find this edible Porcini mushroom which i have only been able to bring home in dried form from the exotic vegetable market here.

I like the title you use, indicating the depth of the forest you would have had to reach into to find this beauty.The compositon is every bit appreciable.Lighting must have been one of the most difficult tasks here and you managed it excellently.It looks quite a well rounded fungi in its fresh form.They are chooped up most of the time ( i realise it is possible as you describe it could grown even into a kg)when they are packed and this is a pleasant version to look at.The texture is wonderfully reproduced at the stalk and the cap, the cap looking almost like a nicely browned bun.I also love the habitat you have captured it in( wonder what is it).You must have really had to dig into the ground to work up a good PoV.Very well done.

TFs and cheers

Well done on the DOF and Focus in this macro Leonid! The detail on that Bolete looks delicious, especially the stem/stipe. Hope you found a bunch to saute and eat. Thanks for sharing!

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