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Leslie And The Magic Torch

Leslie And The Magic Torch
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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: 2009-09-24
Categories: Humorous
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Alex99 favorite pics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-01 11:05
Viewed: 10924
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

1st of April is always special: the International Fool's Day. :) For me firstly my younger son's birthday (5th now), but due to I dedicated a photo to him on last 1st of April, I try to make fools of You, colleagues now. :) I stocked this "nighttime fungi-shot" for this occasion.

Title and photo: when I was a child, there was an English tale on TV entitled "Jamie And The Magic Torch". The English version of my name's Leslie, and I used a torch as light source, so the title was evident. :) The fungi were found a few meters from one of the hostels in Szentlélek ranch (the "ranch" is practically 3 hostels within ca. one and a half square kilometers in the mountains around an ancient cloister - already ruins - on ca. 650 meters asl.), where we spent the night. Shot was taken from my Joby gorillapod.

ID specification: The Porcelain Mushroom (Oudemansiella mucida). I already shared a normal (= not night) photo of it almost 3 years ago.

Thanx for looking, greetz, Leslie

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-04-01 11:11]

Gratulálok ehez a ragyogó fotóhoz, a fiad születésnapjához, kellemes húsvéti ünnepeket kívánok!

un éclairage extra-ordinaire
je m'évade dans cet univers plein de poésie

And we accept the fool! Fantastic intrigant work here with fascinating shades and graphic effect. TFS.


excellent photo Laszlo, the light output is great!
"keep photographing"my friend

Hello MF Laszlo,
What a fairy shot! This is a magic mushroom for sure and you son will like it! The light seems to come from the fungus itself. Great idea to use a torch.
Thanks for your comment on my lizards: I spent a while with them today, they are so interesting! Have a good night,

Ciao Lazlo, fantastic light on lovely fungi, superb composition, wonderful sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Excellet shot!!!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-04-01 12:27]

Hi Leslie :-)

Scary shot for me :-) When I was young I was very afraid of abduction by UFO - it was clearly influence of watching stupid movies on tv :-) Your shot looks like fully illuminated UFO saucer. I...I...I...just run away!!!!!!!

By the way - series titled 'V' was one of these stupid movies from tv. Now we've got quite good remake of it. Try it!

Hi Laszlo,
Ah ... only you can happen a fungus take great life with an excellent play of light like this. Good work, Greetings, Thanks for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-04-01 13:59]

Hello Laszlo.
Great colors, perfect DOF, Details, Great capture, and composed Photo, Tfs.
Best regards Siggi

Olá Laszlo

Linda, linda foto.
Uma luz incrível, ótima nitidez e
bela composiçăo. Belos detalhes.
Grande abraço

Hi Laszlo or should I say Leslie?
A brilliant capture of this Mushroom. The light from above shows a great new view and the symmetrical underside of the mushroom. Wouldn't it be great if you could by a lamp that looked like your mushroom. Well done!
TFS and Happy April Fool's Day.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-01 20:56]

Hi My Friend Laszlo,
wow...this is a real shine from right under. Great effect and the beauty is well shown.
It reminds me of the jelly fish in the sea.
You have given this fungus a good view in wonderful composition of light and excitement.
The overall composition is very artistic.


NB: Thanks for your critique on my wild berries. It is very useful indeed and it is full of insight from you.
I like your words as it is very constructive, allowing me to reflect and think and venture more.

Wowww... Bareatom! This is absolutely incredible work! As all your previous posts, this is also an expertly taken macro capture of this mushroom from a great POV with perfect exposure. An artistic one indeed.
TFS and have a nice day and WE MF!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-04-01 23:37]

Hi Laszlo.
You picture looks like splendid art paint. Fantastic work, extreme esthetic effect. Refined work with lights, shadows, shapes and details. POV and composition also cannot imagine better. My congratulations and kind regards. Bravo.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-04-02 0:33]

Hello Lazslo,
An original, artistic and very beautiful photo of this mushroom taken from a perfect POV. The light is gorgeous. Great composition and sharpness.

Ciao Ladislao,
una brillante idea per mostrarci questo meraviglioso fungo come una lanterna magica, i dettagli delle lamelle sono fantastici inondati dalle trasparenze luminose, bellissima composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una Buona Pasqua
Ciao Maurizio

Great shot and very creative. Very well made, can't find anything else to say

Excelente y original contraluz. Creada una preciosa atmósfera casi misteriosa .

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-04-02 6:37]

Beautiful and creative lighting you did for this lovely image, great shot. tfs.

Hello Laszlo,
excellent close up, great light and colors, sharp details,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-04-02 9:11]

I will repeat what everyone is writing. The light is very pretty on this image. Great point of view and composition too.
Greetings and TFS.

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2010-04-02 14:03]

Hi Laszlo,
That's a true magical torch! Fantastic balance between the light and dark parts of the pciture. Nice POV too. It's a great idea to make a common fungus looking like from another world.
Congratulations and TFS!

Hello Laszlo
wonderful picture with fantastic light effect throught the hat of this fungi,
superb point of view and sharp details, the dark BG makes this shot more beautiful
Have a great WE

Nice and interesting picture.
A very special image of a mushroom.
Friendly regards and Happy Easter.

hello László

it is an artistic way you present us this fungi,
i went to see but there is no flash you used
and looked at the Exposure: f/2.8, 1 seconds,
with the camera management and the help
of tripod you obtained a very beautiful light
on this fungi, and with fine focus sharpness details,



great sperimentation,Lazlo
i like the result of this lantern-fungi
thanks for continuos contribution to this site
Happy Easter to you and your family sERGIO

Hi dear Laszlo,

What a nice shot.Lovely light.
Great composition.
Very well done dear Laszlo,
I like it.
Kind regards

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2010-04-04 22:47]

Hi Laszlo, A remakably beautiful nature photo. I like the porcelain-effect very much. Good macro with unusual POV. TFS, Murray

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-04-04 23:31]

Hello Laszlo,

Very great photo job.
The light from above shows a great new view and the symmetrical underside of the mushroom
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-04-05 4:36]

Hello Laszlo,
Finally I will comment this marvellous picture, you have done here some magical work. What a great idea with the torch! The result is just amazing. But finally isn't the magical very often created by the light falling on creatures, plants or objects?
Original posting! Thanks a lot.
Kind regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-04-05 8:21]

Hello Laszo,
This is certainly a magic capture of this beautiful fungus! How clever!! I love the details and the colours created by the torch light. Very well done!
TFS andf best wishes, Ulla

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2010-04-05 9:21]

WOW! That's a beauty László!! What a fine job you did on the lighting with a torch. It's crystal clear and sharp as a knive! Very well done thanks!


une oeuvre d'art super mise en scčne.

merhaba László hocam
fantastic macro capture of very beautiful mushroom with perfect light using and focus. POV, colors and composition splendid. Its transparency and torch gave a wonderful work. thanks for sharing this beauty. have nice weekend and have a good night my friend

Hello Laszlo,
Now this is truly a fairy paradise. Absolutely stunning my friend. Absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing.

Wow Laslo, hope you are well.
That is the most amazing shot.
What a pefect fungi & perfect lighting.
Remember my April fools trick 2007,the green Amanita viridis ? It got on national TV here on 1st of April this year.
I've just got lots of great new fungi pix so I might be around a bit more.

Hello Laszlo, nice to meet you around :)
Congratulations for this beauty. What a creative photo!
The effect is perfect, here you show how a with the simplest eqipment you can pull off a dream shot.
Excellent, really.
Still with ultra slow inet connection, but soon this will change :)
BEst reagrds, Felipe.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-08-31 4:39]

Woww..LaszlO, what a beauty!!!
Impressive composition with fabulous light!!
Congratulations a great work!
Ciao! Vanda

An interesting and beautiful photo! I like the composition and the angle of the mushroom, as well as the colours, increasing the mystery of the subject!!!Erodotos

Hello Laszlo.

You are good and has very amusing sense of humor. I am amazed with the glow of this fantastic looking mushroom until I was reading down for the ID.

Brilliant and have a wonderful boxing day my friend.

Kind regards - Jusni

hello Laszlo,

you asked me of i like this one, and yes i like this one.
Taken with good pov and dof and composition.
Fine colors.

This one looks well on my stile but other images from you more other stile.


Hello Laszlo!

Someone can say - nothing special - it's just a mushroom, but POV light and composition made extraordinary picture! Very well done!


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  • MARIEL (18)
  • [2012-04-22 15:27]

Hello! I love this picture!The effect of the torch was magical. I feel like touching the fungus! Good job!

Glad I found you pictures, Lazlo! This is beautiful - even if it "fools" us - you've made a very special image with the lighting if this mushroom.

Dear Laszlo,
Apprezzo tantissimo questa foto per l'eccellente luce e la bella composizione. Il gioco di luci e ombre tra le lamelle e lamellule mi ha colpito molto. Forse una cornice un poco piů piccola darebbe piů risalto alla foto, ma č solo una mia impressione.
Ciao, Antonio.

Hello Laszlo.

Interesting picture of that illuminated mushroom.

Thank you for the sharing.

All the best.


Hello Laszlo
Beautiful picture of this fungi. I like your PP work. Beautiful light and excellent POV.
Thanks for showing this beautiful picture,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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