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The king boletus

The king boletus
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Copyright: Ania Jazdzewska (jazdzurka) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 23 N: 315] (1055)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-11-23 11:45
Viewed: 4064
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody.
Finally I have time to upload the picture :)

Collecting mushrooms is very popular activity in Poland. So, during late summer and in autumn the forests are full of people (sometimes there is more people in the forests then mushrooms).
There are even the examples from the literature that show our groove to picking up mushrooms. I want to present you two of them.
1. In polish epopee by Adam Mickiewicz - "Pan Tadeusz" ("Master Thaddeus, or the Last Foray in Lithuania: a History of the Nobility in the Years 1811 and 1812 in Twelve Books of Verse") there is a part relating picking up mushrooms by the heros.
2. There is also the poem for children telling story about the mushrooms in the forest entitled "Mushrooms". It is written by Jan Brzechwa and I will try to translate the beginnig of this poem (this is free translation naturally):
The king "Boletus" was wandering in the forest, knocking his one heel,
And from anger was completely brown,
as the flies were biting him...."
Futher, different species of mushrooms are called to help the boletus in fighting with flies.

I think that it is enough for the introduction. Now time to something more serious. In the picture you can see boletus (Boletus edulis), very tasty mushroom that grows in decidous and coniferous forests. It likes the presence of oak trees. Its cup is brown, and hymenophore white (in older exemplars it became light green). The shank is light brown with white net.
In the workshop I'm presenting you the collage of this species and other (Tylopilus felleus), very similar one that is not tasty as it is bitter, so welcome in my workshop.

Thank you for your attention

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Cześć Aniu,
Bardzo fajne ujecie borowika, ta zeschnieta galazka swierka dodaje uroku.

Bonjour Ania
il y a une feuille floue qui gêne un tout petit peu en premier plan, sans quoi cette image serait parfaite.
Cordialement, Antoine.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2007-11-23 12:35]

Hi Ania,

Lovely view of this mushroom. Excellent composition and light. A very tasty mushroom!



Hello Ania,

Very nice composition. Good POV and DOF. Very nice colours. Well done.

Nice capture of this species.
It is interesting to see the varieties.
Especially this close. You have crystal clear colours,and good focus.
Did you take a bite from it...haha.

Hello Ania,
Excellent details in this aging mushroom!
Great texture and fine natural colours, well done on the close-up work and the reproduction of fine details...
A well balanced composition!
Pablo -

Nice pic
This one doesn't look much as a king though. Half eaten and fighting its way through the dead branches.
Brilliant pic though. Beautiful colors.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-11-28 5:22]

Czesc Aniu!

Piekny egzemplarz nie ma co :-) Bardzo mi sie podoba kompozycja z rewelacyjnym swiatlem, kolorami i zielona galazka oplatajaca delikwenta. Atmosfera super! No i dzieki za przypomnienie Brzechwy!!! Nie slyszalem tego od wielu lat.

hello ania,
nice post presenting the mushroom with lovely colours and good details, spot on focus and very good lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

Now that is a good story to go with the picture.. A fine image as well as a nice read. Very well done Ania. You are going to be a teacher one day perhaps???

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  • sray Silver Star Critiquer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 0] (242)
  • [2008-02-29 11:32]

Hi Ania
I like that shot . Crisp detailed and colorfull . Oh Oh took a bite already !

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