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Suitable Goodbye from 2010

Suitable Goodbye from 2010
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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: 2010-10-07
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/11
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 6:57
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Points: 46
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Suitable Goodbye from 2010

Hi Trekkers,

Why the title? Because this year was extremely good here in Hungary fungi-wise. Lots of rain in the whole year (which unfortunately caused deluge in a few places), so I found a handful of species which were new to me almost every day. 2010 was simply the best year I ever experienced in my life.

On "suitable" I mean even on the last day of the year, I'd like to share a (for TN) new species with you, in the name of "learning from nature through photography". Unfortunately I didn't find a site with useful species info in English (only in other languages), so I write it myself.

Hygrophorus penarius Fr.

Cap (Pileus): diameter 5-13 cm, convex than irregularly spreading, with a bit wrapped edge. Surface smooth, may be a bit cracked in dry weather conditions, not slimy (unlike of most species of the genera), white, whitish.

Gills (Lamellae): white, bone white, subdecurrent to decurrent, distant, broad.

Stem (Stipe): 5-8 x 1-3 cm, cylindrical, thick, cavernous when aged, white, whitish, fibrous.

Flesh: hard, white, odour pleasant, taste mild.

Distribution area: mycorrhiza connection mostly with oaks (Quercus spp.), sometimes with other deciduous trees (Carpinus, Corylus, Fagus), on calcareous soil, from August to October, Northern temperate zone. Not common.

Edibility: edible, but not delicious.

Similar species: most Hygrophorus species have slimy cap surface. From the few with white and not slimy cap Hygrophorus piceae Kühner has pink-ish gills and living in spruce (Picea spp.) forests exclusively. Hygrophorus fagi G. Becker & Bon is smaller in size and its obligate mycorrhiza partner is beech (Fagus spp.). Both species are rare.

Photo: done near Bükkszentkereszt village, in the Bükk mountains, in Carpino-Fagetum forest association. Shutter speed 1/2.5 sec. Used a thick branch as a monopod. Shutter priority mode, manual exposure, manual white balance. PP: shadows / highlights (added 4% shadows), minimal color correction in both shadows and midtones, very slight level and curve adjustment. After re-sizing the caps were selectively sharpened (USM).

Thanx for looking and reading the TN debut of the species. Have a great new year to all of you & your loved ones, best regards, László

marius-secan, flashpoint, PeterZ, maurydv, uleko, KOMSIS, Alex99, boreocypriensis, CeltickRanger, Argus, Dis. Ac., maaciejka, anel has marked this note useful
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Ciao Laszlo, lovely composition with nice couple of fungi in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful forest in OOF BG, fine details, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-31 7:24]

Hello Laszlo,
Very beautiful photo of these unique mushrooms. The contrasting colours are splendid. Great DOF and sharpness. Taken from a perfect low POV.

ciao fungiman!
chiusura del 2010 con questa specie
nuova nel suo ambiente naturale
auguri al mio amico ungherese
per un 2011 ricco di soddisfazioni e felicita' con la tua famiglia...e un anno ancora piu' ricco di funghi!!!!
ciao sERGIO

Hello Laszlo,
Fantastic capture with lovely colors and great details.
Very nice composition and POV. BOLDOG UJ EVET!

I think it makes the photo great is being able to see the background habitat, rather than the fungi alone. regards Yiannis

Ciao Ladislao,
per l'addio a questo 2010, un anno ricco di funghi, almeno in Europa, hai scelto una magnifica immagine che lo rappresenta splendidamente, perfettte le tonalitŕ dei colori e una stupenda prospettiva con un taglio compositivo ben bilanciato, immagine bellissima sotto ogni aspetto
Tanti cari auguri di un Felice Anno Nuovo a te e ai tuoi familiari
Ciao Maurizio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-31 8:24]

Hello Laszlo,
A very fine view of these beautiful and smooth fungi taken from a lopw POV showing the Beech forest in the background. Great sharpness and beautiful light and colours.
TFS and Happy New Year! Ulla

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-31 8:40]

Hi Laszlo,
Lovely capture with a very good focus, sharpness, colors, details.
Happy New year 2011!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-31 8:51]

Hi Laszlo.
Goodbye 2010 Year and Welcome 2011. I hope we will see many your amazing fungi (and not only) shots here. I like BG(s) which produced compact cameras so much. They are always very impressive and supplements the main subjects perfectly. Using DSLR it is so difficult to achieve such effects. Reproduction of pair of amazing mushrooms is terrific. Colours, shapes, texture are simply great. Inclined curve of ground at a BG is a nice element of composition of the shot. Blue sky and remote trees supplements whole scene exceptionally well. Best wishes in coming 2011 and see you soon.

Hi Laszlo!!! very nice picture with good sharpness and beautiful colours!!! Happy New Year!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-31 9:56]

Hi Laszlo.You know how i like this point of view and the forest in background!This is the last gift of a fantastic year,i must to say you a big thanks for your pics and i wish you all the best for the new year! Luciano

Hi Bro,

Awesome last presentation of 2010 in usual Laszlo style! Thanks for the valuable notes too.
I wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011.
Warm regards from cold Izmir,


hello László

this is a very beautiful fungi composition with
this POV in the level of the subjects but with
that beautiful background the POV « againt's diving »
translation from the French « en contre-plongé »,
and i love the way the background it is blurred
with showing details, TFS

Happy New Year 2011


Perfectamente destacados los elementos principales sin perder de vista el ambiente
como tan bien sabes hacer tú.
Buena manera de despedir el ańo.
Hasta pronto Laszlo:
J. Ignasi.

Hellow Laszlo,
A perfect composition of fungi in their habitat of broadleaved forest; colours and sharpness are very good. My best wishes for a happy new year, Pambos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-12-31 23:48]

A Happy New Year to you and your family László! This fine Hygrophorus shot nicely says goodbye to the old and hello to the new year.
A great POV with the beech forest habitat in the BG suitably portrayed to allow the mushrooms to stand our with fine sharpness and colours.
Thanks and happy hunting for 2011!

Hello Laszlo,

an happy new year for you and your family.
I hope another good fungi year.
This one are red listed in the Netherland but only to findby the North sea in the dunes.
You have one in the woods?
So i am in doubt!
Good frontal pov and sharpness.
fine colors.


Hi Laszlo,
This is a great capture with a lot of details and nice composition.Wellcome again.TFS

Hi Wladek,
I agree that previous year (2010) was extremely good in fungi-wise also in Poland. Very nice point of view of these fungi. Great composition, perfect depth.
Thanks for sharing and
Happy New Year.
This year I'll try to take many fungi photos during season, not only to collect them. Of course adhering Yours advices.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-01 3:30]

Excellent image of this fungi with brilliant viewpoint to show the forest behind, good colors too. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-02 1:00]

Hello MF Laszlo,
this is the beauty of your shot. Showing the details of the fungi and retaining the surroundings very well. The white fungi is so lively and the tree trunks in the background is seen too.
The forest just resemble our rubber plantation, not so dense.
the light in background too gives a special effect to your composition.
Well seen in well composed view.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-01-05 4:16]

Bonjour Laszlo,
Again an interesting point of view chosen to present this fungi species. A natural and very pleasant shot, showing well the environment in which these fungis grow.
To you a very Happy New Year too and many new fungis to discover
Kind regards

Hello Laszlo.
I´ve been seeing your gallery and it is very interesting. I especially interested in tree species with which each is associated mycorrhizal fungi.
This photograph is one of my favorites, with the perspective of the fund.
Thanks a lot.

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