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Crucibulum laeve

Crucibulum laeve
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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: 2006-10-13
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/25.0, 8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-05 8:41
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Crucibulum laeve
Common Bird's Nest.

Fruit body a small cup or goblet containing a number of small flattened "eggs."
Cup 0.5-lcm high, 1cm across, tapered downward; yellow-ochre to tawny brown; outer surface velvety, inner surface pallid, smooth, and shiny; mouth at first covered with a densely hairy lid.
Eggs 1.5mm across; white; attached to cup by long thin cord. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 4-10 x 4-6µ. Habitat on decaying logs and twigs. Common.

I found this info HERE.

F:25 - 8 sec. - ISO100 - Manual exposure - minitripod

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Hi Felipe,

Awesome macro shot with fantastic colors and details. Those who don't know this fungus can't imagine how small it is. :)
Technically much better photo than the ones on "Roger's mushrooms" site You mentioned in Your note.

Excellent work, my Friend. Gracias, saludos, László

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-05 10:12]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
What an interesting species you've found here! I can't recall having seen it or perhaps it was too small to be noticed! This is a great macro showing the interesting details very clearly in a fine composition. Good natural colours too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-04-05 11:47]

Fascinating species! Perfect capture!

TFS, indeed!


Hi Felipe and Cristina,
A nice capture of this beautiful fungi. Excellent composition and details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello Felipe,
A technically excellent image, your usual very high standard :)
Your "library" of fungi images is unsurpased mf..
I would add that you always know/pic the perfect POV, maximizing the images net value. Also an aptly named fungi. Along with the flattened eggs left, I see a birds beak in that right fruit body..Amazing!
Very well done,

Hi Felipe

What a weird looking fungi, I have not seen these before.
Good composition with good DOF and sharpness.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2008-04-22 22:33]

Hello my old friend,
Alfter a long time, I come back and it is nice for me to discover your photos and this incredible mushroom that you have very well capted.
The "+++" : composition, great subject, POV, sharpness, exposure, warm colors, instructive complementary note...
The "-" : nothing or perhaps I am jalous :-))
Congratulations dear Felipe and thanks for sharing,

OOH! You've been posting fungi again and I missed them!
Well ... here I am now.
This is great Felipe!
Up to your usual impeccable standard,or even better!
Amazing detail in this perfect composition.
Excellent exposure,even lighting and great DOF.
Superb work!

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