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Fairytale Land

Fairytale Land
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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: 2008-08-21
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 2:15
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Points: 34
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Fungi image from me today, done on my trip to the Bükk mountains yesterday. Now, in late summer, it's time of Leccinums, the species of - by my opinion - the most photogenic fungus genus. Although I'm experienced with fungi, I have a dilemma about ID specification: this one on the photo is either Leccinum aurantiacum or Leccinum versipelle. Both are edible, so no problems after eating, but Leccinums are very difficult, even impossible to identify correctly without knowing the mycorrhiza partner (to know more about what mycorrhiza connection is, please read the note of this photo of mine. In this case it doesn't help so much, because L. aurantiacum's partner is poplar (Populus tremula), while L. versipelle is obligate mycorrhiza fungus of birch (Betula pendula), but I found the photographed specimen in a forest of birch and poplar. By the way, taste of it was fine.

Shot in JPG, 0.3 underexposure, manual white balance settings. Beside the usual framing - signing - re-sizing trio only a little sharpening selectively to the cap, and a little color correction (+4 to green).

Ah, about the title: a scene with a redcap fungus always seems like an illustration of a fairytale... At least I think so.

By the way, this is my 1st photo here which was shot with my new camera.

Similar scene with vertical composition may be seen here on TrekLens.

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Hi Baratom Laszlo,
A stunning and perfectly focused shotof this mushroom with great natural BG.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Laszlo,
I loved the sunlight that falls on the mushroom that gives a nice shadow!
The colour of the mushroom makes a beautiful colour contrast with the surrounding!
well done with the notes

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-08-23 3:31]

Edible or not, I don't think I would want to even try a little bit of the mushrooms we find in the forests now.
It is a lovely fairytale scene Laszlo, and I understand what you mean

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-08-23 5:46]

Hi Laszlo,

Beautiful picture indeed! It conveys well the atmosphere of the woods.

Well done!


Hi Laszlo,
this really looks like a fairytale land. Very well done.

Hello Laszlo,

Fantastic close up of this mushrooms.Excellent composition with beautiful colours.Sharpness and details are good.

Hi Laszio,

Your camera did pretty well in the mixed light. The colors and sharpness look good. I am a bit uncomfortable with the wide, high contrast B & W frame. It has the highest contrast of anything in the photo and there for detracts from the subject I think. The white, right next to the black has the effect of visually coming foreward and it fights with the mushroom that also wants to come forward. I played with a workshop.

Evelynn : )

Hi Laszlo.
I liked this!
Beautiful and different fungi!
Very good perspective and DOV.
José Roberto

Hi Laszlo, I enjoy seeing the huge variety of mushrooms and toadstools that your gallery holds. This is very much like the ones in kids books for sure. Good placement and clarity as well as colour. TFS. Murray.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-24 2:03]

Hi Laszlo,i'm happy to see again your wonderfulls pics from the forest ground!! This is one of the best,the sun that kiss the fungi make a difference,my best compliments,have a nice Sunday ,Luciano

Hi Laszlo

Great shot of this fungi. Your lucky there are so many types you can eat there. Most of our native ones are toxic!
Great composition, sharpness and POV.


Szia Laci!

Grat a géphez, szerintem jól döntöttél a kategóriában!
És grat a képhez is, ahhoz képest hogy csak ismerkedtek tökéletesen sikerült! Kompo, színek, dof, minden. És szép részletgazdag. Bocs a rövidségért de rohannom kell!


Hi Laszlo,
Very nice mushroom, wonderful light and forest in the background, good focus and colours, your photo reminds me of trips to forests in Poland,
TFS & regards,

Itt határozottan nem értek egyet a ws-sel, vagyis határozottan egyetértek Veled! Egyrészt szerintem a legnagyobb "bűn" szürkével keretezni egy képet, mivel úgy vágja haza a kép kontrasztját meg színeit, ahogy van. Másrészt az olyan kép, amin csak egy gomba van, valljuk be, nem túl izgalmas, olyat bárki tud. Az olyan kép viszont, amin van egy gomba, de remekül mögé van komponálva az erdő és látszanak a fény-árnyék különbségek, az már valami! Pont úgy, ahogy itt láthatjuk!

Hello Laszlo,
a splendid picture of this Leccinunm taken with superb sharpness, a lovely composition of atmosphere, light and colour, done in the true "Ladislao" style and manner, very well done
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-09-06 3:04]

Hi Laszlo My Friend,
This is a real fairytale shot. There could be a toad on its hat looking at you in a serious mood. That how I would think about this fungi.
nicely shot with features well seen. It is hard for me to witness it here.
well presented with good lighting and lovely environment.


Nice shot. Really looks like a fairytale land. The play of light and shadows look wonderful. Good composition too. Thanks for sharing.

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