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Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Mane
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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: 2006-10-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-59 points Chapter 7 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-01 4:25
Viewed: 5004
Points: 53
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Hello the TN’s friends, as you know, 2006 is the Year of Mushroom, so I show you in a Bamboo forest a shot of two Shaggy Mane in perfect harmony of shape! I hope that you will like!!

Coprinus comatus (O. F. Müll.:Fr.) Pers.Tentamen Disp. Meth Fungorum: 62. 1797. Common Name: Shaggy Mane·
Pileus Cap 5-14 cm tall, 2.5-4.5 cm broad, columnar, becoming bell-shaped; surface dry, white with a brown central disc, breaking up into coarse, white and brown, recurved scales; flesh thin, white, and soft; odor and taste mild.
Lamellae. Gills adnexed to free, crowded, white, becoming pink, then deliquescing from the margin into a black, inky liquid.
Stipe. Stipe 8-20 cm long, 1-1.5 cm thick, white, smooth, hollow, equal to bulbous at base, veil white, membranous, usually sliding to the bottom of the stipe.
Spores. Spores 12-16 x 7-8 µm, smooth, elliptical with an apical pore; spore print black.
Habitat. Scattered, grouped, or in dense clusters on disturbed ground or grassy areas; found frequently along roadsides, paths and in playing fields; fruiting any month of the year when moisture is available but most abundant soon after the fall rains.
Edibility. Edible and choice, but must be cooked quickly before the caps turn to ink.
Comments. With its distinctive columnar, shaggy cap which dissolves into ink at maturity, Coprinus comatus is one of the easiest of all mushrooms to recognize. Coprinus atramentarius, another inky cap, is somewhat similar, but has a smooth to fibrillose, not scaly cap surface, and lacks the elongated cap shape of C. comatus.
from: http://www.mykoweb.com/

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2006-11-01 4:53]

Excellent composition with a perfect DOF and a great light Dear Didier. Excellent note too.
Best regards,

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2006-11-01 5:57]

Yes here we have the bambo plantation in SIVI and it reminded me of that visit, nice mushroom shots.

Bonjour Didier,
je connais bien cette espèce, en effet ils poussent dans ma pelouse!
belle composition et merci pour les rensegnements,

Hello Didre,

This is really a great photo, the bambo the Ivy and the fungus has really mad this an excllent subject matter tho photo, The Light Bg POV Maybe a little more DOF bust I really thank this is a great Photo, great Job

TFS Kyle

Hi Didier,
The composition looks superb! The excellent DOF was a good choice to show the surrounding Bamboo. Rich colors and nice detail. Great POV here.

Nice shot..good compo.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-01 9:47]
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Very interesting habitat Didier. Good composition and framing. TFS

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-01 11:58]

Hi Didier,

I havent seen so much (actually none) with bamboo and mushrooms together,you captured this very well with excellent colors,and dof,very well done and TFS


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-11-01 12:49]

very nice one Didier,
the shot is very nice taken, good pov and a fantastic composition, well done, I like it.
gr. jaap

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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 13:00]

Bonsoir Didier,
I like this shot with a so broad dov that lets see not just the fungi but the beautiful bamboo forest. Lovely colors, excellent details a great composition.
Best regards, José M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-01 13:09]

Excellent, I don't know what is better the wonderful mushrooms or the lovely bamboo wood. Wonderful details, colours and composition. Perfect POV



Interesting image, good perspective and sharp detail. Lighting on the mushroom is a bit harsh, right side is blown....no details.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2006-11-01 13:18]

bonjour Didier,
ça met en appétit tout ça, car ils sont tout à fait excellents ces champignons là je m'y connais.
Jolie prise de vue.


Hi Didier,
a wonderful arrangement.
To find this moshroom - it's ok - but to find it together with bamboo, how did you do that?
Seems you were in Asia.
I like it, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

I do like it, the contrast of the white with the unusual bamboo forest in the BG is very nice, great POV.
Whites are overexposed on the fungi caps. In this kind of difficult lights, I make a barrier with two sticks and a paper hadkerchief to filter light and avoid burnt parts.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-02 2:40]

Hello Didier,
Wonderful capture.I liked POV,large DOF,BG and composition a lot.Excellent work!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-02 2:55]

Bonjour Didier!

Fungi look very good [except small OE on caps], but for me BG is most fascinating thing here. Superb bamboo forest with ivy. Great colours and composition. Very interesting place, I hope you'll post more photos from this area.

les couleurs sont parfaitement nettes, tu as fait là du super travail
j' ai visité aussi le site que tu proposes, il y a aussi de bonnes explications, idem sur celui que j' ai inscrit sur ma photo de LEPIOTE DEGUENILEE
merci du partage et bon W.E a toi

bonjour didier
je pense qu'il aurait fallut mettre ce cliché devant les deux autres champignon,car brassen l'a chanté "les coprins d'abord".
bien vu pour le cliché et merci pour la note.

fantastic picture, TFS Ori

Bonjour Didier !
Très joli ! J'adore la composition, avec cette forêt de bambous à l'arrière-plan, et toutes ces feuilles de lierre sur le sol sont fantastiques ! Des couleurs naturelles et un peu sombre, donnant à la photo une belle ambiance d'automne. Félicitations !

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-16 18:20]

Hello Didier

A lovely shot of the forest floor ,revealing these two fungi.I like the compositon,and the well saturated colours of the bamboo and ivy.Good low POV and well done on the DOF.TFS


Things I like:
Very, very nice composition. Fungus are wll placed in the foreground and the bamboo leads us through and into the background. Low POV gives us an insects eye view of a 'jungle'.
Things that may be improved:
There seems to be a slight cool (ctan/blue) tone to the image.
The top of the right mushroom is over-exposed.

Salut Didier
Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique bien réalisée pour ce champignon que je n'avais jamais vu... Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
merci et au revoir...JP

Hello Didier,
I too like the "harmony" of shape here.
The DOF that includes the bambo in your BG makes it an interesting composition IMHO.
Sharp details and good color..
The complete note helps to "shape" up the post nicely :)
Well done mf.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-02-06 1:24]

Bonjour Didier,
J'aime votre paire de coprin. C'est un champignon commun mais qui l'est moins dans votre composition originale grâce aux bambous en fond.
Compliments mon ami.

Great shot! The White mushrooms in the front with the parallel bamboo trees in the behind give a sense of depth. The low angle works well. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing.

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