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Weeping widow

Weeping widow
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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: 2006-10-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-23 12:49
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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda

According to some older and developed specimens I found around, this is a emerging specimen of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda. It is growing directly on the side of a road, making its way through the stones and the asphalt.

The Lacrymaria group may be considered a sub-genus of Psathyrella, or may be regarded as a genus in its own right. The best known member of the group is Psathyrella lacrymabunda (= Psathyrella velutina = Lacrymaria lacrymabunda, etc.) which is common and quite easily recognizable from its shaggy cap and black ring area coloured by the spores. It gets its English name, "weeping widow", not from any poisonous nature, but from its tendency to exude droplets of moisture from the gill edges. Unlike many Psathyrella species, it is a good edible fungus.

I found this info HERE.

ISO100 - F:8 - 1/50 sec. - Manual exposure - On the ground

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-23 13:43]
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Hi felipe. I have never taken a picture of any mushrooms.I must try. this has amazing detail and colour . The top looks like brown bread.
well done. TFS. good notes too.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-07-23 14:30]

Hola Felipe. Muy interesante foto y nota de este Hongo. Muy bellos colores y gran nitidez. Luis52.

great portrait, TFS Ori

Hi Felipe Cristina,
A tough and sturdy fungus to be growing on the road side. ou really got down low to take this photo. A good sharp and clear photo,

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-24 1:25]

Hola Felipe,
Very nice capture of this fungi. POV, colors, focus, sharpness, details and the textures are very good. Well done and TFS

Hi Felipe,
Como siempre me impresionan la claridad, nitidez y DOF de tus fotos.
Me encantan las piedras!
Saludos, Shir

Fantastic texture detail.
Superb sharpness, better than anything I can get out of my S2, the Sony has a superior lens.
Excellent comopsition, nice warm tones.
Good light and exposure. Great POV.
Another masterpiece Felipe.


Good colour and detail in this capture Felipe.
The 'furry' top reminded me of some of the Hypholoma we have here. I must post one soon.
Excellent post again.
Well done.
Cheers, Steve

Magnífica seta. Es curioso el sustrato en la que ha brotado...
Una delicia para la vista.
Un saludo, JL.

Very good control of DOF with good colours and sharp!

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-30 8:08]

Hola Cristina, Hola Felipe:
estaba viendo la galeria, es impresionante la canidad de hongos diferentes!! pero este me llamó la atención por la textura que tiene, como si fuera la corteza de un árbol... es muy raro.
La foto es genial, ideal para un portaretrato. El POV es muy bueno, porque hace al hongo gigante y le da algo de protagonismo al suelo también. El BG está muy bien logrado.
Luz, colores y focos son excelentes.
Han logrado un muy buen trabajo!!!
saludos, chicos!! que tengan un buen fin de semana!

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