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Inonotus hispidus - To My Polish Friends

Inonotus hispidus - To My Polish Friends
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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: 2008-08-31
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary, Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-22 8:26
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Another fungi image and another dedication from me today, this time the specie is Inonotus hispidus, a dangerous plant pathogen, the monster of apple farms. It's common, in most of the cases infecting fruit trees, first of all apple (Malus) species, but also ash (Fraxinus sp.) and locust (Robinia sp.). I dedicate this photo to the following Polish photographers:

- Slawek (chudy), who likes tinders (bracket fungi) very much - maybe this specie's still missing from Your collection.
- Grzegorz (red45), who also like fungi; one of my best Friends from TN, who's such a quality as photographer which I will never have.
- Adrian (aes_thor), who's very good in macro photography and likes the small fungi very much - the smaller the better :)
- and last but not least Pawel (cloud), who we also share the interest about fungi.

Why do I dedicate the pic to them? Because it was photographed in the ruin village of Derenk, which was established in 1717 by Polish (góral) people, and was the only Polish village within the current borders of Hungary. It was ruined in 1943, because the governor that time, Miklós Horthy, created a preserve in the territory, and he became bored of the village people who often shot "his" bears and other animals. A shame of our history...

Now You don't find Derenk on an average map. If You're curious where it exactly was, check out the Hungarian village Szögliget and the Slovakian Jablonca - Derenk was just on halfway from them, just on the borderline of the countries. Now Derenk became a monument village within the territory of the Aggtelek National Park, with a free museum in the only remaining building, the village school. The site of the monument village is still under construction, but Polish people can get informations in their native tongue here (now a bit, later more).

Photo: the fruitbody was growing on a very old apple tree (a remain of the village...), on at least 4 meters, so another POV was impossible. You can get a closer look of the fungus by clicking workshop1, while workshop2 shows the village area now.

Not my best ever shot technically, due to the slight overexposure, which I tried to improve with gamma correction, but due to the special place this is what I wanted to dedicate to the Polish photographers of the site.

Thanks for reading all these, I hope You like the pic.

red45, chudy, NinaM, Dis. Ac., boreocypriensis, zulfu, eng55, Mikolaj, maurydv, jusninasirun, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
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To red45: Két jóbarát :)Hormon_Manyer 2 03-22 09:18
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Bardzo interesujące zdjęcie. Dobrze wykorzystanie światła.
Bardzo dobra kompozycja i kolory.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-22 8:39]
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Hello Laszlo!

Thank you very much for dedication, my Friend!

"Lengyel, magyar két jóbarát, együtt harcol s issza borát" :-)

Very good timing Laszlo, because 23rd of March is Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship in your country.

Very interesting story in your note. I didn't know any Polish villages in Hungary. Picture is very nice, too. Good mix of blue sky, old tree and...surprise! fungus :-)

I must say that yesterday I was going to send post with fungus and dedication to you, but Slawek was faster :-)

Best wishes to you and your family!

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-03-22 10:46]

Siemanko Laszlo.
It thanks for dedication for my friends.
I be glad that friendship flourishes hungarian polish :).
I salute and I wish nice week.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-22 14:56]

Hi Laszlo,every time a great surpise in the way to take fungi's pics.Today you leave your POV from the ground but you have this nice idea...only the fungi is kissed by the sun in a dark background. A great idea and a perfect realisation,my best compliments,have a nice week,LUCIANO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-23 2:15]

Hi Laszlo,
beautiful composition of light surrounding the fungi. Glowing and shining around with the tree trunk seen in beautiful texture and colours.

Nicely seen in isolation.


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-23 18:16]

Both Poland and Hungary have such history, it is incredible to us in America! I really liked reading your notes, it is very instructive and the picture takes its sense more by reading it! Let's celebrate your companionship and let me appreciate your picture ;-) It was a tricky situation where the shadow is very dark and the bright light is lighting the fungi. Yet, you managed very well the problem and not only do we admire the lit fungi but also the beautiful moss on the beautiful trunk of the tree. Thank you!


Hi Lazlo,

another fungi shot in his natural habitat and surrounding.
Good pov and beautiful colours.


Hi again Baratom Laszlo, another amazingly beautiful capture of a mushoom from you. Thanks to you i am learning so much on fungi -mycota:)- The sunray near the fungi enhanced the composition so well. Also nice dedication to our Polish friends! You are very kind man MF!
TFS and cheers,


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-03-25 5:30]

Hello again Laszlo, a beutiful shot of a mushroom growing on a trunk with nice composition.
TFS and G's,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-25 13:06]

Hi Lazso,
Very nice capture.Well seen and composed.I liked especially lighting a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

Hello Laszlo! Nice shot. Very funny art of nature. Good sharpness. Well done!

Hello Laszlo,
a very beautiful picture of fungus, i like the ray of light in a pleasant composition, very good sharpness and colours.
Best regards.
Have a good weekend

Hi Again Laszlo,

Irresistible light in the forest with the spot hitting directly on the mushroom. Beautiful play with light and shadow with pleasing framing. Excellent work and well done indeed.

Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.
Best regards,

Hello László

You have choose a very fine POV where that
shadow & light play with also being an
environmental photo for this fungi it gives
an atmosphere effect to the photo, TFS


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