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Puffballs


Puffballs
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Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-15
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/6.3, 30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Puff-balls [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-21 5:54
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Puffball
Lycoperdon perlatum

Fruit body 2-9 cm tall, 2-4 cm broad, subglobose to pyriforme to elongated pyriforme, at maturity with an apical pore for spore dispersal; ground color white to pallid to pale brown; surface composed of conical spines, 1-2 mm tall, surrounded by a persistent circular row of warts; spines white to pallid to pale brown, leaving scars as they fall off.

Gleba white, firm; becoming soft and yellow, then brown to dark brown and powdery as spores mature.

Habitat
Solitary, scattered, gregarious, to clustered on ground

Edibility
Edible, but bland. Should be eaten only when young and firm with the gleba still pure white.

Source: www.mykoweb.com

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What a happy familly :-)
Great shot.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-21 7:04]

What a nice mushroom family. I like their shape when young. Sometime I eat them when nothing better ;-) Congratulations Jan and thanks for sharing this beautiful shot.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2638 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2005-10-21 7:52]

Excellent family portrait Jan! Very good POV, details and sharpness. Autumnal mood...

Hi Jan,
This is a fantastic image of puffballs. Have tried myself but did not get such a beautiful shot (I'll keep practicing)
POV and details are excellent.
TFS - Shir

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 462 W: 14 N: 366] (2689)
  • [2005-10-21 11:40]

excelent shot. SO cleare and full of details.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 478 W: 0 N: 16] (2615)
  • [2005-10-21 12:36]

Wspaniałe zdjęcie Jan.
Fantastyczna kompozycja i perspektywa.
Doskonała jakość.
Robert.

Very nice shot of the puffball mushrooms, excellent POV, Very nice lighting. Paul :)

Very intresting mushrooms. Jan, this is a great shot. Great colours, excellent sharpness and a nice bg. A very nice composition. TFS.

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  • MAYNE (20)
  • [2005-11-15 10:23]

The clarity is amazing in this image. I really enjoy looking at the texture these have. Wonderful shot.

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