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Melanoleuca strictipes

Melanoleuca strictipes
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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: 2008-06-28
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP PhotoSmart R607
Exposure: f/2.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 10:44
Viewed: 5616
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear photographer mates,

I'll never forget 2008. It was such a good year for fungi here, which I never experienced before - most of all spring and summer, because autumn was rather average. I've managed to find and photograph a lot of locally rare species, which I've never seen before, and also managed to make reasonably good photos of more common species. I have no idea when will I upload all those photos from this year which I'd like to share to TrekNature - maybe to 2011 or later...

My today choice is Melanoleuca strictipes, a nice subalpine specie, which is rare in Hungary, and which I've seen the first time in the just ended year. Found on altitude of 600 meters above sea level.

Melanoleuca species are hard to identify, sometimes impossible without microscopical analysis. But there isn't too much of them living here, and the habit of the other species are different. Growing only in the European subalpine zone, in North America it's replaced by a very similar specie, Melanoleuca evenosa (the difference is only microscopical, and of course the continent). Another closed specie is Melanoleuca subalpina, also from the high European mountains, but it was never detected in Hungary. Edible, but not delicious.

I know this isn't my best shot ever technically (was done with my old R607), but I wanted to share this nice subalpine specie with You. PP: selective sharpening to the closest fungus, unsharpening the background, noise reduction, color correction, framing, signing, re-sizing.

Thanx for Your visit.

extramundi, red45, bizsu, ocskaymarci, maurydv, jusninasirun, boreocypriensis has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-01-03 13:05]

Hello Laszlo!

I'm glad that you've got good year with fungi photography - mine was very bad :-) Another very interesting specie. As always good note and picture. Most of all I like diagonal composition with one fungus mirrored by another. Even taken with HP this photo doesn't look bad.

A big HELLO for my frind Lazslo, and of course my best mycological wishes for 2009 ;)
I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed this season, and it is a pleasure to see this subalpine species which I had never seen before.
Thanks very much MF. I hope to be back soon with time to enjoy all those species you are talking about, which you had never seen before, :)
Receive our best wishes for you and your family.
Regards, Felipe.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2009-01-03 14:19]

Hello Lásló
Even if you say that this is not your best shot technically, it is really a great shot with excellent exposure and very good details on these curious mushrooms. They remember me the Agrocybe praecox that I posted time ago, but more slender and beautiful. I am amazed and delighted with the great variety of fungi that you can find in your land. I wonder if you have to walk a lot to find them, but it's worth making the effort.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best wishes

PS: I didn't know the changes about the points, I've been too long out?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-01-03 15:55]

Hi Laszlo,as you can see the last mine exit from your photographic school..ehehe...this is another pearl in your fantastic collection,as your style the point of view make a difference! My best compliments,have a great 2009,Luciano

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  • bizsu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 6] (160)
  • [2009-01-03 17:29]

Szia Laci,
Ez csodálatos. Hát te igazán nagy gomba szakértő vagy:) Én csak csodálni tudom ezeket az érdekes lényeket:)))))
Remekül fotózod őkez, és az utó munka is klassz. Gratulálok, és Boldog Újévet, és szép képeket kívánok a következő évben is!
Üdv, Zsú

Remélem, hogy 2009 is legalább olyan jó termést hoz mint 2008. Érdekes és elegáns gombák, a kép róluk pedig nem hagy semmi kivetnivalót maga után!

Ciao Laszlo,
bellissima immagine con un'accurata ambientazione dei funghi catturati con ottima definizione, molto buona la resa dei colori che rende bene l'atmosfera del sottobosco e l'habitat umido.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-04 21:31]

Hi Laszlo,
Thanks for your concern and encoouragement in my fungi shot. Indeed I really appreciate it.
You kindly help me out in the species and categorization.This shot of yours is in real well intact surroundings. Pure white and good contrast is presnted. I experience difficulties whenever I shoot white fungi.

Thabks and best regards,

  • Great 
  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-13 14:48]

Hello Laszlo
Wonderful picture, the composition is very natural and pleasing. The elements on the ground is very interesting, amazing colors.
Thank you so much

Hi again László,

Another interesting specie framed so well under good lighting. The diagonal fallen branch adds depth to the frame. Well done again and TFS.


Hi again MF Laszlo:)

A classical peer Laszlo shot! a spectacular low POV with great DOF, excellent details and well prepared notes for readers. Thanks a lot MF i also learn on mushrooms thanks to you, Steve and Gert.
Have a nice night Baratom Laszlo!
Take care!


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