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Liver-Pool - To Grzegorz And Ivan

Liver-Pool - To Grzegorz And Ivan
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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: 2009-08-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary, Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-08 8:36
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One of my fresh shots, taken a few hours ago, about Fistulina hepatica, the Beefsteak Polypore (in English) or Liver Fungus (in Hungarian). Annual, growing on dead or living hardwoods, common in Hungary.

Although Fistulina hepatica isn't rare in our area, I rarely found it and I haven't had a photo of it in acceptable quality, so it was on my wish-list - until today, when I went to Miskolctapolca with my children, to walk in the park, playing on the playground etc. Beside the perennial tinders (we know each infected tree in the park, although there's a lot) we found this annual specie, too, which was new to us there.

I was extremely lucky on this week, because my wish-list became shorter with 3 items. On Tuesday Ganoderma lucidum, yesterday Laetiporus sulphureus and today Fistulina hepatica, all in parks of the city. Of course my detections on these species weren't my very first, but it was the first occasion I was satisfied with my photos about the mentioned fungi.

PP: little level correction, gaussian blur on the background with different doses, USM on the focus area.

Title: Liver - see the Hungarian name of the specie. Pool - I found the specimens on the lakeside.

Workshop shows an older fruitbody, also photographed today.

Dedication: to Grzegorz (red45) and Ivan (Argus), because both gentlemen managed to shorten their wish-list with one serious item today (Grzeg) or yesterday (Ivan) - beside both being highly respected members of our beloved TrekNature.

Thanx for stopping by, have a nice weekend.

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Hi Baratom Laszlo,
A stunningly awesome capture of an another spectacular mushroom with immaculate clarity, Eecellent focus and composition. i am sure our mutual friends Greag and Ivan will love this dedication:)
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-08 10:01]

Hello Laszlo,
many thanks for this tribute!
It's great when one can realise an aim,
like you did with this fine capture of what we in Sweden call the Ox-tongue mushroom!
It is prized because affected timber is coloured a special brown with Fistulina hepatica which makes the timber attractive.
The image shows this species well with good sharpness and colours.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-08-08 11:46]
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Hello Laszlo,
This species isn't known to me because I search usually only edible common known fungi and know inedible very well which grow in the ground. Our region is rich with forests which in Hungary you haven't. When I look on yours it's maybe small size and don't know why you used so small aperture only f/2.8. Thanks for sharing.
Regards, Pawel

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-08-08 14:44]

Czesc Laszlo!

Big thank you for dedication - it was very good and lucky day for us!

This fungus is called in Polish oak's small tongue :-) Yes, rather weird name :-) Photo is very with natural colours, nice DOF and very detailed surface of main subject. Congratulations my friend! I wish you days like this one more often, but let there be always something new to chase on your wish-list :-)

Szia Laci!

Mint tudod, magához a kép témájához nem tudok okosat hozzászólni, de mint kép nagyon tetszik! A kis mélységélesség művészi hatást ad, plusz az is jó, hogy az előtérből is egy pici még éles. Így olyan hatást ad az egész, mint egy portré, bármilyen furának tűnik is ez az összehasonlítás :)
Nagyon sokat fejlődtél az utómunkában is.
TFS ;)

Baráti Üdv,

My good friend Lazlo! it is a pleasure to see your photos of mushrooms again!

I've been quite busy with my job and I have little time to devote to photos and TN, I hope to visit the site more frequently in the coming days!

Curious spice this photo today, I see that you've seen a bit forced with the approach, but the result is good. Besides, you've made a good management and has achieved that PP 3d feature that I like about your photos.

As always, the note is very good.

greetings and hugs,


Hello Laszlo
a great shot of his strange Fungi, i like the nice details on the texture
the colors are very good and wonderful composition and DOF
Have a good night

Hi Laszlo,

you're a real specialist ogf fungi.
Nice pov and dof with fine colours, maybe a little more were better on this picture.


Ciao Laszlo,
a splendid picture and interesting documentation, excellent POV and focus, marvellous natural colours in a nice composition, the WS is also very good.
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-22 4:19]

Hi MF Laszlo,
this is a very special capture of the fungi. Very unique and I have never seen any of them here yet. It is a very lovely and weird looking, like ginger to me. Nicely presented and beautiful details are seen.


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