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Into The Local Myco-History pt. II.

Into The Local Myco-History pt. II.
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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: 2008-07-27
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 9:34
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Points: 32
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Into The Local Myco-History pt. II. - Treasure In The Park


First of all: Happy 2009 to eyeryone.
I continue the new year where I finished the old: with a rare fungus specie. The main difference: although my yesterday upload, Fomitopsis rosea wasn't detected in Hungary before, it isn't a rare specie in Northern Europe, while this one, Rubinoboletus rubinus (= Chalciporus rubinus) is rare everywhere, but my detection isn't the local debut of it.

There are 7 species in Rubinoboletus genus, from which this is the only European specie, all others are tropical / subtropical. R. rubinus is on the local and also on the international Red List Of Fungi, in category 2 (EN, endangered).

Hat: yellowish brown, dry.
Pores: cherry-red.
Stem: the combination of the above mentioned colors.
Flesh: pale pink, in the lower part of the trunk yellow-ish.
Height: 2-4 centimeters.
Hat width: 3-6 centimeters.
Presence: from July to September, in deciduous forests. Mycorrhiza connection mostly with oak (Quercus) species, but other partners are also possible (the specimen on my image was connected to hornbeam - Carpinus betulus).
Edibility: edible, but due to it's very rare, please don't pick if You see it.
Similar species: the habit of Chalciporus amarellus is almost similar, but it's only growing in pine forests, under Picea, Abies and most importantly Pinus species, and is also rare. Another, critical (and also rare) specie is Chalciporus pseudorubinus, only under pines belonging to Pinus genus.

Source: species list of our Fungi Association of Miskolc.

I found 2 specimens of Rubinoboletus rubinus on a very special day, 27th of July, 2008. It was special, because this is my father's birthday, I bought my Panasonic camera at 8:00 A. M. than, plus I found lots of fungi, including these ones in the city park named "People's Garden". Originally we went to the playgrounds with our children...

This was the 10th occasion this specie was detected in Hungary, and the 1st in the state / county I'm living in. And what a surprise: not in the mountains, but in a park in the city... ID specification by me, controlled macroscopically by Mr. Bálint Dima from Hungarian Mycological Association.

I dedicate this image to the memory of 2 men:
- to Mr. Gábor Bohus mycologist, who lived in the same city as I, and who died in 2005 at the age of 91. He was the first who detected this specie in Hungary in 1951.
- to Mr. László Balla, my member mate in Fungi Association of Miskolc, who died 3 days ago. Rest In Peace!

Thanx for reading all these, I hope You enjoy the pic.

red45, boreocypriensis, siggi, Noisette, gracious, ocskaymarci, marhowie, jusninasirun, valy67, maurydv, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-01 10:04]
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Hello Laszlo!

Another trophy to your collection and another very interesting post. I like very much Latin name of this specie. It also looks great. Good composition of picture with fungus covered by shadows and brighter BG. Good work again!

By the way - I was in your hunting area in '87 in small town of Leninvaros. Unfortunatelly I don't remember any fungi, but remember great swimming pools complex :-)


hello Laszlo

great picture
good sharping and nice colors

greeting lou
and happy 2009

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-01 12:28]

Hello Laszlo
Beautiful picture of this mushroom, the colors and details are good, I like the composition is very interesting.
Good job and Happy New Year

Hi my dear firend Laszlo, another beautiful capture of a pretty mushroom from a wonderful POV with great DOF, details and sharpness. i am learning so much on mushrooms thanks to you. Thanks a lot!
i wish you and your family a very healthy and happy New Year!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-01 14:25]

Hello Laszlo,
Great composition, lovely and vivid colours, sharp details and perfect focus,thanks for the note,
Regards Siggi

Hello Laszlo,
An excellent capture of this Rubinoboletus with good environmental feel.
A good dedication to these two Polish mycologists. I'm sorry to hear of the death of your friend Laszlo Balla.
Many of the people in our fungi and orchid clubs are very old too.
I hope to capture some big boletes for you in about 3 or 4 months.The big Austroboletus will be fuiting in March/April
Happy New Year ... again ;)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2009-01-02 10:20]

Hello Laszlo , Beautiful capture , very well composed , And a Very Good 2009 . Greetings Teunie .

hello laszlo
well composed shot of this fungi with great natural colors and very clear details on the mushroom. Ilike the note too
TSF Jacqueline

Hi Lazlo,

nice picture of this fungi in his natural habitat.
Good pov and dof.
Beautiful colours.


Hello Laszlo,
It's me again!
this is another good one with such low pov and dof!
apart from the sharpness and details on the subject, I loved the beautiful light that penetrated through the trees that makes a good bg against the subject!
well done

Tényleg nagy dolog, ha ilyen ritkaságokra akad az ember. Az meg még nagyobb, ha ilyen jó fotót tud róla készíteni.
Remek a fókusz és tetszetős a napos liget a háttérben.
Igazi kincs vagy Te az egyleteteknek!!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-04 21:35]

Hi Laszlo,
sometimes when I lok at these fungi, I think how many millions shapes colours and so on. What a greatr creation. Like this one so unique and cute in its own way.
Well taken and well presented. I like this low angle as it depict the forest scene very well, and I feel being tranformed to a snail.


Hello Laszlo,
Well composed image with great exposure, details, POV, and natural color.
Great note on this rare fungi also, thanx.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year,

Hi Laszlo,

Congratulations for another historical image. Very good low angle capture with such fine details. Well placed pov and TFS,


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-10 13:07]

Hello Laszlo !
I love to see such old mushrroms, they look beautiful - worn-out but beautiful. I also like the composition and the low POV, allowing us to see the forest in the BG. Nice natural colors and excellent details, too. It was a very nice way to start the new year ! Very well done !

Ciao Laszlo,
bellissima immagine nel tuo stile personale di ripresa con l'equilibrata suddivisione fra il primo piano del fungo dagli ottimi dettagli e l'ambientazione sfocata, tale suddivisione č resa ancor piů bella dal contrasto di luce che hai risolto in modo brillante con una perfetta esposizione, molto belli e naturali i colori.

Hello László

The very low POV you choose at the level
of the Mushroom showing its environment on
the background, it is the beauty of the photo,
the diffused beautiful light, great focus
sharpness, details, also contributing for that. TFS


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