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In The Virgin Forest pt. III.

In The Virgin Forest pt. III.
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-31 1:36
Viewed: 4264
Points: 26
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In The Virgin Forest pt. III. - The Dinner

I continue my "In The Virgin Forest" series - it's a conception built for 6 photos. I already have the idea what to upload and in which order - also even on where to break the series again and which photo with (in order to be shown I'm not a fungi photographer exclusively...). Of course, some changes will be possible if I'll have fresh pics. So, after The Common and The Sensation here's the 3rd part: The Dinner (follows: "Another Rarity", "The Corpse Eater" and "Epilogue". I should upload more into the series, but I think these must be enough).

But I shouldn't like to tell everything in advance. Instead I tell the fungus specie on the recent pic is Pleurotus pulmonarius, the Summer Oyster, a very fine edible fungus, which we found many of in the Virgin Forest last year. Although we only picked the nice fruitbodies (so this common specie didn't extinct from the forest, be sure), we've had not less than 2 baskets full of them... The dinner was very fine.

Can't really be confused with any other species. Maybe except for another oyster, Pleurotus calyptratus, but it has in most of the cases very thin pellicle (remain of velum partiale) on the lamellas, grow on softwood like Populus and Salix, and most importantly on lowlands, never on such high altitude. Also edible.

As a workshop You can see the typical habit of Pleurotus pulmonarius (stem missing or insignificant) on its typical substrate (rotting broadleaved. This time beech - Fagus silvatica).

Photo: not much PP. Slight unsharpening of the background and very little smart sharpen of the focused area + cropping. No color or level change at all.

I hope You'll like it.

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Hello Laszlo - again !
Nice to be your neighbor on TN, today ! :-) These fungi are very beautiful, very elegant, and you have captued them with so much skill and talent... Perfect exposue on the whites (which is always such a dfficult part for me), excellent composition and POV, and it's nice to see the forest in the BG, too. Very well done !

Ciao Laszlo, wonderful exposure and perfect focus on a splendid fungi with fantastic details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hi Laszlo,
This is a really beautiful shot.
You've managed the exposure well and got good sharp detail in those gills.
I've never eaten these kinds of mushrooms.
Only the plain agaricus.

Hi Baratod Laszlo,
What an effective POV you used here to obtain a fine and detailed macro of this mushroom. All lamellae are distinctive against to hard light conditions. Superbly composed and managed the DOF well as usual.
TFS and have a nice sunday MF!

Hello Laszlo
super sharpness picture with great details
beautiful colours

i have bought a pot with yellow pleurotus
where yourself the fungi let grow
i have them allready
they are smal and very beautiful of light yellow colour

greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-05-31 12:36]

Hi Laszlo,the light position help you to have a best result as possible.The details of this fungis is impressive!! And you're a master of fungi....you know....and today you show us another example of yur fantastic class.My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Ciao Ladislao,
a great view of these fungi, very good detail of the lamellae and very beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-06-01 13:41]

Hi Laszlo,
Lovely close up.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Well caught and composed.
Thanks for posting..

Hello Laszlo
your fungi shots are always welcome, they are all very special
this one is taken from a great POV showing us the underside of this beautiful white species
lighting, colors and sharpness are excellent
have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-06-01 21:34]

Hi Laszlo My friend,
such a lovely fungi. i like to see its gills so well patterned and well lighted with detailed parts.
It make me think of the edible one here where they are grown in saw-dust bags.
thanks for your beautiful words and very motivating and encouraging notes. i really appreciate it, thanks my friend.
I feel so excited about it. But there is always a lot to learn .


Hi Laszlo,

Wonderful photo, excellent first level of this fungus. Much detail. Shows you the possibilities of exploiting its compact camera at the maximum. Congratulations!
Here in Venezuela we have similar species, occasionally I have photographed some but, obviously, I have no photos as well as theirs. Besides, I was unable to classify these fungi (here we call them "ears stick").
When I have the opportunity, I publish a photo, maybe you or any member with more experience in fungi, help me with their classification. Thanks for posting and for the excellent briefing note accompanying the photo.



Hello László,

Pin sharp details, impossible to get it any better!
The fungus really stand out with the cream white colour against the greenery...
A fine piece of macro work as always, with a well worked out note!

Pablo -

Hi Laszlo.
This nice fungi look very delicate and fine.
Good photo and beautiful composition in yours photo.
Friendly regards.Alin.

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