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Morchella esculenta

Morchella esculenta
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Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus E620, ZUIKO DIGITAL 14-42mm 1:3-5-5.6
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-19 10:21
Viewed: 1766
Points: 16
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Morchella esculenta, (commonly known as common morel, morel, yellow morel, true morel, morel mushroom, and sponge morel) is a species of fungus in the Morchellaceae family of the Ascomycota. It is one of the most readily recognized of all the edible mushrooms and highly sought after. Each fruit body begins as a tightly compressed, grayish sponge with lighter ridges, and expands to form a large yellowish sponge with large pits and ridges raised on a large white stem. The pitted yellow-brown caps measure 2–7 cm (0.8–2.8 in) broad by 2–10 cm (0.8–3.9 in) tall, and are fused to the stem at its lower margin, forming a continuous hollow. The pits are rounded and irregularly arranged. The hollow stem is typically 2–9 cm (0.8–3.5 in) long by 2–5 cm (0.8–2.0 in) thick, and white to yellow. The fungus fruits under hardwoods during a short period in the spring, depending on the weather, but it is also associated with old orchards, woods, disturbed grounds and burnt areas. Although a process was reported in 1982 to grow the fruit bodies under controlled conditions, attempts to cultivate the mushroom commercially have only been partially successful.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-19 11:53]

Hello Jiri,
Nice photo of this morel mushroom in excellent sharpness, details and colors. Nice to see its natural environment too. Taken from a good POV.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-19 15:14]

Hi Jiri,a specimen very similar of the mushromm posted by Lou today.Great capture,the use of flash give a high brightness to the composition,and the sharpness is absolutely fantastic.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Jiri

Excellent close-up photo of this mushroom, fine POV and appropriate
vertical framing, great focus, sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


hallo Jiri
very nice picture of this morchella
good sharpness and nice details
thanks gr lou

Ciao Jiri, great macro of strange fungus, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Jiri
C'est un magnifique champignon, bon cadrage, bonne netteté et des détails de bonne qualité

Top picture Jiri.
Well done.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Jiri,
Very well captured this Fungi with nice details and color. Like POV.
Thanks for showing,

Hi Jiri,
Beautiful shot, the details / sharpness are perfect, probably the colors are a bit washed out? Enchanting shot, anyway.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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