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|Lycoperdon Perlatum is one of the most photogenic mushrooms I know. Although I posted a couple of images of these mushrooms already it is hard to resist taking more images of it.|
Probably the most common woodland puffball in North America, Lycoperdon perlatum is widely distributed and easily recognized, despite the fact that it is very variable in appearance. It grows on the ground, which helps separate it from Morganella pyriformis, which grows on wood. It has a fairly substantial stem, which makes the shape of the mushroom rather like an inverted pear. And, when young and fresh, it is covered with tiny spines. The spines often rub off by maturity, but they usually leave little scars where they were attached.
Like many other puffballs, Lycoperdon perlatum is edible when young and fresh. The flesh of young specimens is white and fairly firm; do not eat any specimens in which the flesh has begun to turn yellow or brownish.
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- [2007-10-12 12:14]
besides pictures of insects and amphibians, I next like pictures of mushrooms. Excellent contributions like this one show the delicate species and fine surface structures very well. Great depth of field and expert light balance result in an exciting 3-dimensional impression. Thank you for posting this nice picture.
Best wishes, Peter
nice ones, dash , Ori
- [2007-10-12 16:12]
perfect exposure and DOF, great shot
Good pov with perfect sharpness, vivid colour and so much details
great sense of depth with good exposure and focus
very well done
Very nice. Big congrats.
Best wishes, László
- [2007-10-16 18:37]
Theses are funny-looking things. I've never seen the likes of them before. Nice shot.