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Translucent textures

Translucent textures
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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: 2006-11-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 6:27
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I found this one, growing in the wall of a forest path near a river. I loved the light filtering through the mushroom and tryed to capture the beautiful traslucent textures.

This is an Armillaria Gallica, the same one I posted HERE in a group view.

Armillaria gallica Marxmüller & Romagnesi Syn. A. bulbosa and A. lutea. Ricken Cap 3–15cm across, very variable, convex to shield shapped, yellow brown, tawny, to dark brown, often with an olivaceous tinge, covered in darker fibrillose scales especially at the centre. Stem 60–150×5–15mm, often bulbous towards the base, yellowish becoming reddish-brown at the base, initially with a thick whitish to yellow cottony ring. Flesh white. Taste astringent, smell strong. Gills white at first then yellowish becoming pinkish-brown and often darker spotted with age. Spore print pale cream. Spores elliptic, 8–9 x 5–6µ. Habitat in clusters on or around trunks or stumps of deciduous and coniferous treesor shrubs. Season summer to early winter. Very common. Edible when cooked but should only be eaten in small amounts as some forms are known to cause stomach upsets. Distribution, America and Europe.
The fungus spreads by long black cords called rhizomorphs resembling bootlaces which can be found beneath the bark of infected trees, on roots or in the soil where they can travel large distances to infect other trees. This is one of the most dangerous parasites of trees, causing an intensive white rot and ultimately death; there is no cure and the fungus is responsible for large losses of timber each year.

I found this info HERE.

ISO100 - F8 - 1/13sec - Minitripod - Manual mode.

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Fabulosos colores y maravillosos detalles.
La calidad de la imagen en conjunto es extraordinaria, buenos efectos...
Estupenda nota.
Hasta pronto, JL.

Que bueno es levanatarse y poder ver fotos así!
Magnifica fotografía, donde la ntidez y los detales del hongo son extraordinarios.
El juego de luz y sombras es muy bueno, así como el contraste de colores entre el hongo y toda la gama de verdes del fondo.
Me encanta el encuadre y la composición cuadrada escogida.
Enhorabuena y gracias por compartir.
Un gran saludo y feliz fin de semana,

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Preciosa y original composición, el juego de luces contrastado con el musguito del fondo es genial. Que tengais un buen fin de semana. Saludos
José Ramón

Hola Felipe,
really nice capture of the fungi, it remind us that even in the darkest side of forest there is still a gloomy and beautiful creature like this, nice background of pack of small mushroom and good light effect

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Asi al trasluz queda muy bonita y hasta parece otra cosa como una medusa por ejemplo.

Jose Luis.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-28 8:10]

Hi Felipe

A wonderful shot - very atmosheric and the light shining through the cap is breathtaking.


I think you have captured the translucency very well. Well composed and exposed.
Great sharpness and DOF as usual
Well done Felipe.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-28 9:23]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Brilliant capture of this fungus in beautiful light which makes it quite translucent. Excellent sharpness and lovely colours.
Great shot!
TFS, Ulla

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-28 10:17]

Hola Felipe/Cristina,
ˇObra maestra de iluminación y composición! Sabio punto de vista a contraluz contra el fondo tan oscuro y bello.
Abrazos, José M.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-04-28 17:18]

Hello Felipe and Cristina, I like how the light is shining 'through' your mushroom here. And it looks good growing like this on a bank where I can see small ferns growing as well.
I'm hopefully going to look for mushrooms today - I've heard there are some growing, and the rain has set in too...
You both are an inspiration for me,
Thank you

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-29 14:02]

Hi Filipe

Another magnificent fungi shot from you, my friend!
The backlight here on this beautiful one is really fantastic and the effect created is indeed on of translucency.
The details are very nice and sharp as always, but on thsi particular one, the POV and perspective are unique!
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

This one is really shining through :-)
A very creative POV with fantastic light
TFS - Shir

Hi Felipe, usually I don't like photos of this kind, but this is wonderful SPLENDID LIGHT, great traslucent texture, BRAVO, ciao Silvio

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-05-01 14:45]

fantastic shot felipe,
a marvelous pov, great light and fantastic details, g ood composition and a very good photo job here my friend.
gr. jaap

Muy buenas pareja.
Se podría decir a primera vista que es una foto que es muy oscura, pero observando detenidamente se ve perfectamente todos los líquenes y demás vegetación. El contraluz de nota compańero.
Un abrazo

Hi Felipe,
I must have been away the day you posted this.
It looks great.
I love this type of POV and you've got the light just right to show the gills the best possible way.
An awesome shot!

Hi Felipe,

I know You momentarily don't have internet in Your new house, unfortunately, but I hope You read this in the office. I just came back to the site after a few-week break, and I can't avoid commenting one of Your beautiful fungi images again. This is a fabolous capture, excellent playing with shadows and the available light... I think on the contest of the Polish site www.grzyby.pl this photo should win a prize. Great exposure, natural colors - no more words, this is masterful. Huge congratulations, MF - I hope to shoot something as artistic image once as this one. Brilliant.

Thanx as always for this beauty, best wishes from Your Hungarian friend, László

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