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Pholiota aurivella

Pholiota aurivella
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1991-09
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Zenit EM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-05 0:22
Viewed: 6333
Points: 32
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Name: Pholiota aurivella
Family: Strophariaceae

A quite large mushroom, growing in groups on dead or live deciduous wood.
Has a yellow to yellow-brownish cap with metalic reflections (hence the latin name aurivella, derivated from "golden"). The fertile part produces rusty-brown coloured spores. The stem is slightly darker than the cap.
This is an edible mushroom and being large, one can pick enough of them from a group or two, to have a 4 servings meal.
Can be found starting with May till November.

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To cedryk: Romanian citizenpetrudamsa 4 12-05 08:36
To reina: Working with Zenitpetrudamsa 1 12-05 08:05
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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-12-05 2:57]
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Hai Petru, nice capture. Yesterday I went for a big walk and saw loads of them, didnt succeeded with lighting. You did a good job here. Its not a digital camera you have tough? I bought a zenit in Russia I think. Too difficult for me, so now Im impressed..
Good day, Reina

Hi Petru!
Nice close-up!
Photos of mashrooms are very difficult to do so great to look at yours.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-05 4:21]

Elegant family, Petru. I love this POV with blue sky as BG. Nice DOF and sharpness, very well composed picture. They looks golden indeed.

Salut, Petru!
Nice shot of these mushrooms. I can learn a lot of new things from your photos and excellent notes.
Do you live in Romania now?
Cu bine!

Nice shot Petru!
It's very well framed, has good quality and, what I like most, blue sky in BG.
I like it very much.

Hi Petru,
Superb composition and perfect lighting!
Thank you!

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-12-05 7:56]

Nice capture. I like the POV. The colours and lighting work well. Take a look at my fungi grwoing in elephant dung posted on this site.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-05 10:29]

Petru, this is a very nice shot.

Excellent lighting, exposure, pov and composition.

I like colors and bg - the blue sky worked well.


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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-12-05 19:52]

Petru you are giving Felipe a run for his money on this one!
Very nice in all aspects! Well seen, composed, and shot.
Thank you!

Great light and color with an excellent POV Petru. A well composed frame also. Well done!
Thank You.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-12-06 11:46]

Sorry - But I don't have much time at the moment, hence short post - but very nice.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-12-06 21:08]

Hola Petru.
Muy bella foto de estos hongos, buenos colores y contrastes, excelente composicion.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-12-07 4:15]

Good capture, Petru. I like the colours and DOF. Unusual fungi. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2005-12-07 11:12]

I dont know how this wonderful picture past me without my look at it. Verey nice and bright. Coloures are terific. Nice family of fungus.

Desde lugares distantes compartimos enfoques de la macrofoto!! lo pongo en mis favoritos!!!!
saludos CARLOS

Buna Petru,
Very nice shot of a cluster of Pholiota aurivella - Zenit is really a good camera, and yes, was the only available for us in the "old times". Beautiful exposure, sharpness and color saturation - eventhough I discuss about the edibility of this species. Not toxic, but quite bitter, as I read in local literature.
Best regards, László

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