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The Green Killer - 100th

The Green Killer - 100th
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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, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-22 23:53
Viewed: 3610
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Nature Lover Friends,

In the past few weeks my presence on TN was irregular, because I was (and still am) very busy with the website of our fungi association. But I of course never forget You, this site's a serious part of my life.

In the meantime I was lamentating a lot, what to upload as my 100th image, because it's always a special occasion, so the pic must be somehow special, too. I tried to choose from more than 100 (by my opinion acceptable) images - mostly fungi, but also plants, insects. And I chose this one: the Green Killer, Killer Amanita (in Hungarian), Death Cap (in English) - Amanita phalloides. Why this one? Because this is one of the most important fungus here in Europe and North America. Growing in forests, mycorrhiza with deciduos trees (mostly with oak species), frequent. Deadly toxic, there's at least 8 agents in it, from which the most dangerous ones are the amatoxines (alpha-, beta- and gamma), which attack and destroy ribo-nucleine acid (RNA) in human organism. The first and most important golden rule of amateur fungi hunters: "Do not pick any fungi at all if You can't recognise Amanita phalloides!"

Except for a very little color correction the image's non-postprocessed. But I hope You like it.

Miss_Piggy, cataclysta, LordPotty, maurydv, NinaM, saeedabbasi, gracious, pablominto, Dis. Ac., boreocypriensis, ocskaymarci, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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Hello Laszlo
Congratulations with your 100th posting here on Trek Nature. Don’t we all get attracted to the site, because it is a place of sharing, learning and enjoying each others talents. Your choice for your 100th posting celebration I find very interesting and your notes just as much. It is great to learn on a subject that one do not have the knowledge of. I like your presentation. The sight of 100’s of tree stems in the background and the dried leaves and pieces of branches on the foreground, adds to that the beautiful sight of a pale green fungi, is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks for sharing. It is a most pleasant presentation. Kind regards.

Hi Laszlo
Fantastic shot. Great low POV, fantastic depth of view. Also great composition I like it very much Congratulations on you 100th post You are doing a great job om TN ;-)

Hi Laszlo,
Congrats on your 100th post.
I've missed seeing your great fungi photos here.(I've been busy here,but not on my website...I need to update that:)
I hope you are well,and thank you for sharing this delicious looking fungi with us ;)

Hi Laszlo,

First congratulations on Your 100th, I had my own not a long time ago too. Picture is really interesting, very nice perspective with the mushroom in front and large view on forest in back, very good focus, nice natural shade and light. Good colours. Amanita phalloides and muscaria are the most common in Poland species of amanita. I think almost everyone can name red, typicall mushroom of Amanita muscaria but not so many now how this much more dangerous Amanita phalloides looks like. Good note.
I hope You will find some free time to post something again.
Thanks for your comments and wish You the best.

Ciao Lazlo,
bentornato e congratulazioni per questa splendida 100th immagine (anch'io ho posto su TN la mia 100th), con cui hai richiamato la nostra attenzione su un fungo mortale; le tue composizioni mostrano sempre perfettamente l'habitat del fungo e la tecnica di ripresa č sempre di alta qualitŕ, bellissima la luce del sottobosco, ottimi dettagli.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-11-26 16:10]

This is a superb shot, Laszlo, and most interesting too. I like the low pov which shows at the same time the environment of the fungi. Even though there are many things in the frame, the central point of the picture is the fungi. You managed very well this situation for a beautiful and interesting picture. Thank you!


Dera Laszlo ,
Nice work.
It has great composition.

Best regards

Hello Laszlo,
Sorry for my delay to congratulate on your 100th posting, thanks for your works from the past that sharing the nature of fungi in this site!
this is a good image of the fungi with a perfect pov with those wonderful lighting over it!
good sharpness, nice colour and details
well done

Hello László,

This is a fine composition, showing well how the subject is located in the habitat!
Good details in the autumn forest, and the colours tell the story of the season...
This is a fine documentary with good details!

Pablo -

Congrats on #100, a milestone indeed!

Hello Laszlo,

You have one of the deadlyest fungi there are an Amanita in there natural habitat.
They were in middle century brought for killing kings and other high people.
Good pov and beautiful clours.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-22 1:49]

Hi Laszlo,
thanks for the response to my fungi shot. There are always a lot to learn, and indeed such a good news to hear you have you fungi association.
This one is lovely with its natural colours and complemented by the intact surrounding you keep in full view. Well shown and such a useful note.
Excellent image to be shared.


Hi Baratom, sorry i missed this special posting from you and a belated congrats on reaching 100th posting, a great milestone on TN. A fine macro and landscape shot indeed. i love your DOF selection in all of your postings ie this. A razor sharp and splendid capture in all aroun my friend!
TFS and cheers,


Szia Laci!
Mélyen gyökerező tudományos ismereteim és sok évtizedes tapasztalatom alapján bizonytalanul bátorkodom megkérdeni, hogy ez egy gyilkos galóca? (:
Érdekes ez a kicsit magas és nem túl közeli nézet, mert innen elég kicsinek látszódik. Viszont így remekül érvényesül a mondás: "Kicsi a bors, de erős!"
Gratulálok a századik képhez, kívánok még százszor százat!!

Hello László

Years later congratulations for your
100th photo you post that day !

As you can see from my photos & critics,
I love photos where the subject birds / mammals
/ butterflies & insects / flowers / amphibians
/ reptiles / fungi, are in the photo with their
environments like this photo of the beautiful
mushroom in the photo with its environment, TFS


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