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Lycoperdon Perlatum

Lycoperdon Perlatum
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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: 2007-09-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-12 12:06
Viewed: 5211
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.

from mushroomexpert.com:

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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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-10-12 12:14]

Hello Shir,
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

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-10-12 16:12]

perfect exposure and DOF, great shot
Regards, Dejan

Hello Shir,
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

  • Great 
  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-16 18:37]

Hi Shir,
Theses are funny-looking things. I've never seen the likes of them before. Nice shot.

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