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Lactarius chrysorheus

Lactarius chrysorheus
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-15
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-03 4:04
Viewed: 4618
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my previous post, I showed and old and dry fungus called Lactarius chrysorheus, and I thought that it was fair to show a fresh an imaculate one too.

Fungi of the genus Lactarius, sometimes called Milk-caps, are characterized by the fact that they exude a milky fluid ('latex') if cut or damaged.

Sometimes the flavour, colour or evolution of the latex can be used to determine the especie, like in this case. If you look at the picture in the left, you will see some imaculate white fresh latex drops flowing out of the cutting I have just made on the gills with my knife. Now if you look at the detail which is csptured 1 min. later, a yellow tone can be seen on the drops. After some hours, it would be dry, and colour darker. The taste of this latex is sour and a bit hot. This features added to the shape, place, season, etc. lead most probably to Lactarius chrisorheus.

Left: F:8 - 1/10 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod
Top right: F:8 - 0.4 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod
Bottom right: F:8 - 1/13 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-03 4:43]

Buenos días Felipe y Cristina,
Lactarius chrysorheus al descubierto, vista por todos los lados. Además de unas imágenes impecables, el tamaño y la proporción de cada rectángulo es ideal para el punto de vista y aspecto resaltado. Perfecta, bonita e instructiva...
Abrazos, José M.

Hi Felipe, splendid setrie of photo, now I know why is named Lactarius, thanks, great sharpness and lovely details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Felipe,
Beautiful pictures of this fungus. The image is crisp. POV and composition are great. Thanks to educative and informative note.

Hi dear Felipe ,
nice image and well done.
it has great details and beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-03 15:26]

Un trabajo espléndido y muy instructivo sobre esta curiosa seta. Desde luego el nombre de Lactarius no se lo dieron porque sí, ¡anda que no suelta leche! El collage ha quedado magnífico englobando perfectamente los distintos aspectos del hongo.
Felicidades y un fuerte abrazo

Muy buenas Felipe
Otro gran documento el que nos muestras, mis felcicitaciones.
Un saludo

P.D. Te puse un correo desde TN, no sé si te llegaría... era relativo a una pregunta sobre el objetivo macro tuyo.

Belle présentation bien didactique.
Bonne journée.

A very educational set of images. A great idea and very instructive.
Each image is pin sharp and well exposed. Composition of the left one is very good.
Great work Felipe.


Un trabajo excelente como nos teneis acostumbrados.


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