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Ochre-brown Colony to Sergio

Ochre-brown Colony to Sergio
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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: 2008-06-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP PhotoSmart R607
Exposure: f/2.6
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-21 10:22
Viewed: 10678
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

My today upload, this nice ochre-brown colony is dedicated to my Italian Friend Sergio Stella (flashpoint), who has a couple of brilliant fungi shots in his gallery.

ID specification: Kuehneromyces mutabilis. Fine edible, but may easily be confused with the deadly toxic Galerina marginata (maybe my next upload). Quite common species all over the world, except for the tropical regions. Totally absent from South America. Used mostly for soups and sauces.

I photographed this bunch in the Bükk National Park, near Jávorkút ranch, late afternoon, way back in 2008. I was quite surprised my shot became useful with 1/16 sec. and without tripod. PP: selective sharpening on a few caps + blurring the background a little bit. Nothing else except for the usual framing, signing, re-sizing trio. Thanx for looking.

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Hello Laszlo
wonderful shot of beautiful mushroom cluster growth on old trunks. great sharpness and composition with green tree in rare side. splendid colors and POV/DOF. nicely framed and noted with good information. great work indeed. thanks for sharing. have a nice new week.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-02-21 10:34]

ragyogó felvétel, jó szerkesztés és csodálatosak a részletek, gratulálok!

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-02-21 10:37]

Siemanko Wladek!
Pretty colony of mushrooms, excellent sharp snapshot with the nice inscription for Sergio.
I am greeting Slawek

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-02-21 10:49]

Szio Laci
Great dedication for our friend Sergio.
Amazing fungi with wonderful sharp details and colors.
Congratulation for this lovely capture!

Hello Laszlo,

A great capture of this fungi with very nice colors, sharpness & details. Well taken, composed & presented. TFS & regards.


Ciao Ladislao,
una splendida dedica all'amico Sergio; una bellissima immagine di questo gruppo di funghi, come sempre, in una composizione magnificamente ambientata, che ci fornisce molte e preziose informazioni sul loro ambiente di crescita; mi congratulo non solo per la tua indiscussa competenza, compresa quella fotografica, ma anche per il fatto che sei un punto di riferimento irrinunciabile per tutti gli appassionati dei funghi su TN.
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una buona settimana.
Ciao Maurizio

Wonderful shot, Laszlo, seems as if these fungis are climbing up and the first ones are still up there ;-)
I also love the BG, the big green trees.
Beautiful arrangement, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Laszlo
great sharpness composition with very nice light and good details
beautiful colours
great shot Laszlo
greeting lou

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-21 13:15]

Hello Laszlo,
Splendid composition in the close up of the fungi. Great detail and colours as this fungi feeds off this old stump. Thanks for sharing this excellent your fine work Laszlo.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-21 13:21]

Hi Laszlo,
Very beautiful capture of this fungi colony.I liked
framing,exposure,large DOF and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..

Hello Laszlo,
Great composition, with the fungus in its environement, with a well managed light. 1/16sec: You don't need a tripod with such a hand! The background is so beautiful... I gives the desire to make a walk in this forest. Have a nice week,

ciao Ladislao!
non ti sei fatto pregare e subito mi hai dedicato questa magnifica macro,con un pov
avvolgente che mostra questa colonia di funghi nell'ambiente naturale
grazie e buona settimana ciao sERGIO

Hi Laszlo friend,
Bravo, a beautiful perspective, this photo has very good elements of depth and foreground, the fungus emerges as the main reason and the rest of the environment is appropriate. Good job, really pleasing to the eye. TFS, Regards, have a nice week!

hello Laszlo

a very beautiful Fungi and in the same time forest landscape photo,
with a fine POV that in French we say « en contre-plongé »
you choosed this beautiful POV to have the forest at the background,
with fine focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hi dear Laszlo ,
Nice work and great compsition.
Nice note too.

Best wishes

Hi Laszlo.
Nice picture of this mushrooms grown in an interesting place.
Well done.
Friendly regards.Alin.

A beautiful low angle capture with fine depth control Laszlo, so the whole forest is included within the close-up study. A nice composition with great aesthetical merit. TFS indeed!

Hi Baratom Laszlo,

A fine dedication to our friend Sergio. Your choice for the crop works well here, and the colours look very nice, particularly within the contasting BG trees. Great clarity too, well taken.
TFS and have a nice new week!


Not only a beautiful fungui shot, with excellent light and beautiful atmosphere, but I can also smell those humid pines at the bottom. Just how I like it :)
As you know not internet at home, but I follow your work from my office from time to time... but wifi is nearer... :)))
Best regards from your friend,

Hi László.

You have captured this fungi from fine pov. It it like towering modern architecture against the lush green forest. Beautiful light with very good off centered framing.

Excellent note and I can imagine how low did you get to achieve this pov :-)
Well done!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-22 4:46]

Hello Laszlo,
Beautiful clarity in this photo. It looks so natural. Great sharpness an details. Superb choice of POV and composition. Very nice DOF.

Hi László,

A very interesting, little mushroom, and a really nice image of it in its home forest. Nice, soft light adds much to this image.


hello my friend Laszlo,
low POV and your very good glance create a splendid composition, great scene with your beloved subjects, with very good photo output!
"keep photographing!" TFS

Hı Laszlo,Very good capture.TFS.
I understand you have rich archives fungi and mushrooms

Bonjour Lazlo
Merci pour cette prise de vue, qui me plait beaucoup.
Belle netteté, nuances de couleurs trčs réussies.
Merci et ŕ bientôt...JP

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-22 13:30]

Hi Laszlo,
This magnificent image.
Nice POV that gives us more beautiful with some top colors.
A fantastic dedication to Sergio, my congratulations.
Friendly greetings,

Hello Laszlo
great shot of this fungus, taken from a beautiful POV, i like her position on the tree trunk, the fine details, the natural colors and the forest in the BG
Have a good night

Ciao Laszlo. Splendid light and colours on the fungies and intrigant environment. Nice gift for our friend Sergio.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-23 4:44]

Hello Laszlo,
Pictures showing the main subject in its natural surrounding are always fascinating and instructive. I love this view on the fungi and the forest. You really have chosen the best point of view possible to make a most pleasing composition. Just great!
Thanks and kind regards

Hello Laszlo, super macro shot of these mushrooms with super details and composition. I love the athmosphere here.
TFS and regards,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-23 6:04]

Hello Laszlo,
Excellent close-up shot of these very atractive mushrooms.
Colours, details and composition are wonderful.
TFS ang G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-23 6:49]

Hello Lázló,
This is great!
The POV, the contrasting OOF forest BG, the colours and lighting make this an excellent sharp portrait of K. mutabilis well presented in a pleasing composition.
This species is common in Sweden, but I have never had the courage to pick it for eating.
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-23 10:47]

Hello Laszlo,
Excellent presentation of these bouquet of fungi. Good POV, DOF and focus. Excellent light and natural colours.
Best regards Siggi

Ciao Laszlo, fantastic light on lovely fungi, great natural colors, great view of magic forest, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-23 15:13]

Hi Laszlo,

I don't get to see many fungi here in the desert so really enjoy them on TN. This cluster is just beautiful - they seem to be climbing out of the tree trunk. Wonderful lighting, colors and details. The setting is magnificent and a superb composition. I love how the trees frame the mushrooms.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-02-24 3:12]

Hi Vladyslav.
I am impressed so much with your decision to mark me as favorite TN-member. It so high honor for me. Thanks a lot for kindness as well as for wonderful shots from you.
I am amazed with creative approach The fungi colony look perfectly on a fairy-tale forest. Brilliant POV and composition of the shot. Bravo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-24 3:46]

Hi Laszlo,your composition are always a great spectacle and are truely the best way to capture fungi's pics....another impressive work,excellent sharpness and fantastic background...i will try to copy your style..ehhee...have a nice day! Luciano

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-25 5:13]

Fine image of this species, what I liked is the habitat as background, lovely concept. tfs.

Bonjour Laszlo,

Good picture of fungi. Its nice to see them in their environment instead of a close-up. Good exposure, balanced compostion. Nice work and TFS.


Como en otras ocasiones, un buen ángulo de disparo que permite apreciar el entorno perfectamente. Buena luz y colores, aunque algo justa de foco.
Saludos Laszlo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Laszlo,
Thanx for the WS, I like it. Great angle of this fungi and nice contrasting greens and browns.Nice sharp subject and the black frame fits in very well with the overall image.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-03-01 20:09]

Hello Laszlo,
I really like fungi photos and this is an outstanding one indeed. Love the composition and low POV you chose. The detail is tac sharp and the colors are soft and natural. I can almost smell the rotting wood and pleasing aroma of the mushrooms. Well done!!

Hello Laszlo
Thanks for your comment.
A great mushroom colony. Perfect composition and excellent details. TFS.

Hello Laszlo,

I have been send the debate fungi to an prof.
Fungi are very difficult and I shall been place moore.

Very nice autumn picture with good pov.

Excellent shot. It is really difficult to take such a beautiful pictures of fungi. The parallelly standing trees in the bg rhyme well with the fungi in the front. Also I love the colours, specially the green of the trees. Gives the feeling of a nice cool and pristine forest. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Laszlo.

Thank you for the picture of that colony of mushrooms.

The composition and the point of view are excellent. Good sharpness also as well as appropriated depth of field. The colors are properly saturated and natural.

Thank you for the sharing. See you soon on treknature for other pictures.

All the best.


I love the way that you have managed to show this photo of fungi in the wider setting of the natural environment, and I really appreciate your notes on how to achieve this. I don't know what programme you use, but with my basic version of photoshop, it seems impossible to blur backgrounds or add framing as you have done here.

Your knowledge of fungi is impressive! I must buy a guide the next time I am in the UK.

Have a great weekend.

Warm regards, Amelia

Warm eye pleasing capture Lazlo! Extraordinary point of view, great composition, natural colors and detail. It is understandable the great bunch of comments received from the members of TN! Bravo, my friend you have just proved that an art can be created even with compact pocket camera! Speaking of that I just recently both the ultimate compact Canon G11 for my wife and I am just amazed from it's tiny sensor! The quality of the image even cropped to a 100% is very close to that one of a 10MP DSLR! Wow! Have a great day and all the best Lazlo!
George Veltchev

Ciao Lazlo,
i funghi, la mia passione! Ottimo scatto, mi piace il punto di vista con lo sfondo degli alberi, il tutto rende bene l'idea dell'ambiente in cui nasce il fungo. Bella luce dettagli visibili anche in ombra, mi piace molto, bravo!

Hi Laszlo, I am so happy you have said something about the picture `Northern shovele`` needs to improve. with better photography technique. Yes, this is actually an snapshot. I was wondering if I should post it up for sharing but I did. Thank for your honest criticism.

Yours here has great POV and DOF. Great shot, Thank very much

Hello Mr.Laszlo,
Nice to see this fungi family.I like its colour.The way you have cropped,its really nice.We can cherish the beauty of its natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

the delicious colony so nicely highlighted and dramatically approached from a very well chosen close to the ground point of view - a winner!
Thank you for all - and happy new year to you!
Kindest regards from Austria,

Hello there Mr. Lazlo,
I'm also a lover of fungi specially the edible ones. This is a great shot. Wonderful Composition. TFS!
Kind Regards,

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