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Agaricus Xanthoderma

Agaricus Xanthoderma
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-28
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/175 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-09 9:36
Viewed: 5503
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I thought that this small mushroom ( a bit OF!!) in the medium of the dew of the morning could make a rather pretty photograph!! the small water droplets give a little freshness to the scene. I hope you like it!!
Agaricus xanthoderma Toxic to about 50% of the population, but why the other 50% would want to eat a fungus that reeks of phenol is beyond me. Looks like it ought to be great to eat, rather like any other big Agaricus.

When you cut or bruise the edge of the cap or the stipe, it stains bright yellow (hence the common name, 'yellow stainer'). Add that to the smell (and the huge, pendulous ring), and it's easily distinguishable from other Agaricus.

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Salut Didier,
Belle capture de ce champigon. J'aime beaucoup les détails (je ne crois pas qu'il soit OF) mais je pense un peu sur-exposé dans la partie plus pâle, du moins je crois. Ceci est une belle composition et j'aime bien le fiat de voir son environnement naturel avec cette belle profondeur de champs. Merci

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-09 10:04]

Hello Didier,
Beautiful close-up of this nasty one that can easily be mistaken for an edible mushroom. You must have been lying low in the grass to achieve this very nice angle! Very nice DOF with water droplets in front.
TFS, Ulla

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-09 10:23]

Hello Didier,
Very nice close up.Details,POV,waterdrops,framing and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-10-09 10:38]

Hola Didier, un gran punto de vista. Muy bella la humedad ambientasl. Buen POV y DOF. Un saludo y TFS.

José Luis

nice shot of the mushroom , very good explanation.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-10-09 10:44]

Belle composition prise sous un angle intéressant.
Bonne journée.

Excellent color and well exposed Didier..
Very good DOF and sharpness, with the morning dew a very nice touch. I like the way the Coolpix has brought the OOF BG into the frame too :)
Nicely done & TFS!

Hi Didier.

Very good shot, a very attractive composition. Technical properties of the photo are also impressive. Very artistic POV and excellent DOF completed with an appropriate frame.

Well Done & TFS.

bonjour didier
si l'odeur est desagreable je suppose qu'il n'est pas comestible?
pour ce qui est de la netteté je la trouve bien.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-09 13:39]

Great POV and autumnal colours. I love the water droplets in the grass. Excellent details. Nice composition as well



Hello Didier,
this is a great photo from a Karbol Champignon. Excellent sharpness, great colours and great POV. This is a very nice composition. Thank you for sharing.

Hi Didier,
Great composition - I love these kind of mushroom captures.
DOF is very nice getting the whole mushroom in focus - also giving some detail of the background.
TFS - Shir

Hi Didier,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. The low POV is really good.
Well composed and well framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great week.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-10 1:29]

Bonjour Didier,
Oui, vous avez bien fait de nous présenter ce tableau ! La composition est fraîche et belle en effet. Je n'ai jamais croisé cette espèce...
Compliments mon ami.

bonjour DIDIER
très original ce champignon rose !!! jolie couleur, nette et bon détails
merci du partage

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-10-16 23:38]

Didier, excellent colors, composition and pov.

I like saturation and sharpness too. The droplets add a lot to the image.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-28 18:35]

Hi Didier
Great composition and shot. Great colours, POV, details, sharpnes, light and DOF.
Wexcellent shot mf


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-01 3:38]

Hi Didier,
Lovely shot with excellent details, light and a broad dof that lets see the background surrounding the fungi. Excellen pov and composition.
TFS, José M.

Bonjour Didier,
Very nice pic with interesting lights, fantastic Agaricus in the focus and beautiful background. The waterdrops are also very attractive, although I think some of the grass-blades should have been removed from between the lens and the fruit-body. Otherwise a well photographed, effective scene, great visual impact. Merci.
Best regards from Hungary, László

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