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Colors of Spring

Colors of Spring
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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: 2013-04-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Funga Hibernica - Fungi of Ireland, Ascomycetes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-03-17 6:02
Viewed: 1886
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Trekkers,

Although Sarcoscypha austriaca (Beck ex Sacc.) Boud., the Scarlet Elf Cup is an often shared species here in TN, probably you understand the reasons: it's fruiting in mild winter and early spring, where colors are not so common in the nature, so every piece seems like a little pearl (or scarlet to stick to the common English name).

Photo: taken near Ballinamore Bridge village, in Co. Galway, Ireland, 2 years ago, with my tiny compact camera. Found on a log in a pile of firewood. Aperture priority exposure mode, manual white balance.

If interested, you can have a look on my previous photos about this species: from Ireland, from Hungary I, II, III and IV.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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Hi Laszlo,
Without zooming, just thumbnail is enough to understand who has posted this picture. I have just watched your pictures which you mentioned in your NOTE. I like your picture....

*Excellent example of "Rule Of Third",
*Splendid light and soft BG,
*Sharpness is just perfect,
*Nice details on Fungi as well as foreground dry grasses,

Thanks for sharing with helpful NOTE,
Regards and have a nice Week,

Ciao Laszlo, lovely spring composition with beautiful fungus, fine details, excellent sharpness, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello László

Happy that I can again connect to TN but there is some bugs
I am posting and it is not appearing in the gallery, for your
photo here it is my first Critique with TN's new server
it will be a test for me if it will appear or not !

You have choose a great POV and framing you give to show this fungus,
in a very beautiful light helping for the excellence of the photo,
great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-03-17 18:14]

Hello Laszlo,
I didn't realize this pretty fungi fruited in mid winter and early spring until I read your notes. It is very colorful in contrast to the rotting wood and dried plant material. Attractively framed and showing excellent detail. I love the very low POV which includes the blue sky into the composition.
I understand that they can be found in North America, but I can't say I have ever run into any while in the field.

Hello Laszlo,

nice picture , great POV an exellent photo.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-18 9:51]

Hi Laszlo,back to your famous POV as i can see....ehehe...and the result is another time fantastic,what a contrast between the orange and the blue of sky,magnificent work about this curious murshroom that i never seen in my country.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Laslo,
A very interesting photographers note about this specie. Nice colorfull Scarlet Elf Cup. Looks like Shrek's ear....
Very good details and sharpness.

Hello Laszlo
Very atractive picture my Friend.Perfect composition wonderful colors and light.Beautiful to see.TFS
Best wishes

Quite an interesting picture with your compact camera.
Your note gives a fair idea about the incidence of this tiny red Fungus in mid winter.

Bonjour Laszlo,
La publication est intéressante mais je regrette qu'elle ne mette pas d'avantage en valeur l'aspect concave du sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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