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Standing Tall


Standing Tall
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 0:49
Viewed: 4626
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well, not standing very tall - it is actually a small mushroom that I found not far from home. It was growing on a moss covered rock and so presented a great background to the image.
The forest floor is very dark and tripod is essential.

Any help with ID is most welcome!

Many thanks to cysorz for his excellent critique and the ID supplied:

Mycena is a large genus of small saprophytic mushrooms which are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem. Most are grey or brown, but a few species have brighter colors. Most have a translucent and striate cap, which rarely has an incurved margin. The gills are attached and usually have cystidia. A few of the species exude a latex when the stem is broken, and many have the odor of bleach.
Mycenas are hard to identify to species and some are distinguishable only by microscopic features such as the shape of the cystidia. Some species are known to be edible, while some are known to contain toxins, but most of them are not known, as they are too small to be useful in cooking (Wikipedia).

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A minimalistic shot ;-)
Hi Shir, that's wonderful, what a funny funghi, growing up to the sky - that's lovely, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-08-12 2:30]

hi Shir
voici une image simple mais j'aime beaucoup se côté pur et frais. Excellente présentation avec une netteté bien dosée et des couleurs saturées.
well done

gaetan

Good compo, Shir.
I like the DOF in your image and the overall greenish colouration. Excellent compo.
TFS
Annick

Hello, Shir!
I am not a mycologist, but I suppose this fungus belongs to the Mycena family.
Mycena is a large genus of small saprophytic mushrooms which are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem. Most are grey or brown, but a few species have brighter colors. Most have a translucent and striate cap, which rarely has an incurved margin. The gills are attached and usually have cystidia. A few of the species exude a latex when the stem is broken, and many have the odor of bleach.
Mycenas are hard to identify to species and some are distinguishable only by microscopic features such as the shape of the cystidia. Some species are known to be edible, while some are known to contain toxins, but most of them are not known, as they are too small to be useful in cooking (Wikipedia).
Tadeusz

great close up, great composition, TFS Ori

Hello Shir.
I like the unusual emerald greens you captured in this photo.
The composition is beautiful and contrast of the fungi vivid.
The OOF area in the foreground gives a lot of depth to the view.
Thanks and looking forward for more fungi :)
Best regards, Felipe.

Hello,
Almost unbelievable, perfect macro. Wonderful compo, a small fairytale-land. And yes, this emerald green also looks fine. Congrats, TFS, regards from Hungary, László

Hello Shir,
Perfect shot. I like very much the overall greeness that contrasts well with the gentle colour of the mushroom. The main object is perfectly composed within the frame and nothing distracts the eye from it. Also the diffused light and DOF work well. Congratulations!
Best greetings & TFS!
Michal

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-14 8:23]

Hi Shir

This is a spplendid macro shot from you, my friend!
I really like the shallow DOF that you used here and the charming bokeh it gave you in the BG.
One can easily judge the size of this small fungus just by looking at the nereby moss, but they look great next to eachother and make a lovely composition.
Wonderful work!

Bravo and TFS
Horia

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