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Gyromitra infula

Gyromitra infula
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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: 2010-09-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Ascomycetes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-13 11:28
Viewed: 6588
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends, you're posting your beautiful fungi photos so fastly that I'm almost unable to follow you. :) For today I chose a species I found during a mycological conference in September, near the city of Sopron.

Scientific name: Gyromitra infula (Schaeff.) Quél.. Common English name: elfin saddle. Reported from the Northern hemisphere + South America. Rare in Hungary, and as far as I know, the only Gyromitra species growing in autumn (the others are all spring fungi). Not totally a new species on TN, I found 2 images of it, but both were posted in 2008.

Photo: moderate cropping, level adjustment, framing, re-sizing, selective sharpening.

I hope you like this strange trio.

maaciejka, eruyanik, Dis. Ac., tuslaw, marius-secan, boreocypriensis, Argus, uleko, CatherineD, paolo49, anel, Pitoncle, Noisette, jhm, omereser, Alex99, maurydv, lovenature, lazyman, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
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Hi Laszlo,
very interesting shot. I haven't seen such a fungi so far. Amazing. Outstanding shapes. Great job Laszlo,

Hi Laszlo,
i didn't know why but these Gyromitras reminded me some zombies are in the woods scene! i haven't seen them so far, except the photos like which you have uploaded here. Nice triplets within the fresh environment looks contrasty!
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-13 12:19]

Hello Laszlo,
What a wonderful species. And taken in great clarity and beautiful colours. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and from a very good low POV in a great composition.

Hello Laszlo,

this are an very rare specie in the Netherlands an on the Red liat and protected.
good sharpness, pov and detils.
Fine natural colours.


Ciao Laszlo, great trio of strange fungi, wonderful light, splendid autumnal colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hola Laszlo

Vaya cosa más rara, que hongos más extraños y que bien presentada esta fotografía, extraordinaria composición, colores y nitidez perfectas. Un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-13 15:18]

Hi Lazlo,i can't believe...these are incredibles.What a strange design and what a strange colors too,they seem made whit the red wine..ehhe...fantastic pic as usual from the pov that i like a lot.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.

Ciao Lazlo. So strange specie in very good natural colours and details.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-11-13 18:56]

Hello Laszlo,
What an attractive fungi photo you have poated today. The low POV and exceptional detail makes for an awesome image. The DOF is superb and the exposure is perfect. I feel as though I could reach out and actually touch them from my computer screen. Outstanding work!!!

Hello Laszlo,
Very good composition with fantatsic details and clarity.
Nice colours and great POV. Very good clarity and focus.

Szia bareatom,

What a strange shaped mushroom species resembling Arum flowers in first sight!
The lighting looks excellent and details are flawless. Impressive POV and DOF!
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Greetings from cold London!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-13 22:55]

Hello László,
An impressive capture of this species of Morel, Gyromitra infula, not only the high quality of the image but taking three in the same photo is fantastic! Well composed and well seen in their natural habitat.
We only have G. esculenta, a springtime species that was once a popular eating species, but is now considered too risky even after cooking.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Hi Laszlo

Crazy looking fungi, well captured with a lovely composition.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-14 2:29]

Hello MF Laszlo,
wow...what an exciting capture of these fungi. Look very much different from the normal ones. The caps are so different.

Well taken with excellent sharpness and details. The colours are so lively and the contrast with the green leaves are exciting and attractive to the eyes.

Very well low angle composition from the fungi master.


hello Laszlo
super good composition with nice light and beautiful colours

greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-14 7:53]

Hello Laszlo,
What a beautiful species of Morel, or rather it is your capture that is so impressive!! I love the low POV, the beautiful light and colours. Excellent focus and sharpness too. Judging by the surrounding leaves I expect they're quite small?
Many thanks and bewst regards, Ulla

Very impressive. I haven't seen them before. TFS.
Best regards,

Hello Laszlo,
Very impressive scene, taken from an excellent POV. Great DOF and sharpness. Well done and TFS. Have a nice week,

Hello Laszlo, very beautiful picture , details, light and sharpness perfect, interesting subject. A nice imagine. Regards, Paolo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-15 2:20]

Hello Laszlo,
These fungis are an amazing apparition, some kind of fungi-trolls or little old men in the forest. I like your low point of view and the nice green surrounding making this shot look very natural and fresh.
Kind regards

Bonjour Laszlo,
Très bon angle de prise de vue sous une excellente profondeur de champ permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Laszlo
excellent capture of this nice trio, i love their shape very much, great presentation and low POV, beautiful colors and natural surroundings
Have a good night

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-16 5:42]

Hello Laszlo,

Nice fungi triple, nice beside each other.
I see these not in Belgium in the forests.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent taken.
Very well captured, nice composed.
Nice done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Laszlo,
Very interesting macrofungus species.
Great shot,
Best regards,

Hi Laszlo,
Well this is a first for me,interesting and a unique formation well portrayed with the cleaver angle you have captured this image.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-22 11:21]

Hi Laszlo.
I have picture of one mushroom only. This is all my mushroom gallery. Yours is simply great. Every shot is a small masterpiece. (Small my size in pixels :)). Great presentation of unknown for me species. Shapes, colours, texture are reproduced superbly. I also like wonderful POV and scenery at whole. Well done and TFS.

Ciao Ladislao,
un bel contrasto di colori per questo fungo particolare, ottima immagine e come sempre completata da note interessanti.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Laszlo
Wow, these Gyromitra infula are one funky looking fungi. Your detail and low view show off their shape and rich color nicely. Thanks for sharing these not so common fungi.

Hi Laszlo,

This is very interesting species's fungi, so I saw fungi of red and strange style firstly. You catch well them by trio. And, they harmonized well surrounding green.
Can we eat this fungi?


Hello Laszlo - I always prefer Odd Number composition and here a nice example. Excellent captured with very good details. Like to see its natural habitat. Thanks for showing us this link. Regards and have a nice Sunday tomorrow- Srikumar

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