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Chestnut Mushroom


Chestnut Mushroom
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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: 2004-10-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-06 9:08
Viewed: 4179
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this is a Hypholoma Sublateritium also called the The Chestnut Mushroom

This one is another from the Genus Hypholoma, a very near relative to this one I published some days ago.

Edibility: Inedible for humans, because of its sour taste, although it has a very good smell. I am sure it is not sour for other species, as almost every one I found is eaten by some insect, bird or whatever.
Cap Color: Red-orange, Cap Diameter 6.5 ± 3.5 cm, Cap Shape CONVEX
Flesh Color: Light yellow
Fruiting Patterns GROUP
Gill Length RANDOM, Gill/Pore Color: Grey 80 - olive brown, Gill/Pore Shape ADNATE, Gill/Pore Spacing CROWDED
Hymenium Type GILL
Habitats OPEN WOODLAND, WOODLAND
Nearby Trees ALDER, BEECH, BILBERRY, BIRCH, CHESTNUT, HAZEL, OAK, POPLAR, WILLOW, Substrates DEAD TREE.
Seasons AUTUMN
Spore Color: Purple brown
Stem Color: sandy brown, Stem Diameter 0.85 ± 0.35 cm, Stem Height 11.5 ± 6.5 cm

Hope you like!

F8 - S:1/5. Hand held, but with the objective rested in a root.
PP: crop, levels, USM, frame, resize.

RAP, TAZ, gerhardt, carper, AndyB, PDP, Callie, marhowie, japie has marked this note useful
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  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-06 9:12]

Parece una imagen familiar... papá, mamá y el bebé al pie de ellos... jejeje.
La composicion en este caso es excelente, por la flora que se encuentra entorno a los hongos tan bonita y atractiva como ellos mismos.
Bellos colores, marcadas texturas y excelente perspectiva y encuadre, completan una presentacion redonda.

  • Great 
  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-10-06 11:17]

Je ne le connaissais pas ce champignon. C'est intéressant de le découvrir grâce à cette photo de qualité où on le voit en 3 tailles...
Well done !

Felipe, very nice capture and a unique compo on this one. Great details and the usual interesting note. TFS.

  • Great 
  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-10-06 12:15]

another great shot of you Felipe,
I like the way you took this one, the composition and the colours aregreat, fantastic job

  • Great 
  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-06 13:25]

Another very nice capture.
Excellent detail and texture,a good contrast against the dark moss.
A great note too,very well done.

  • Great 
  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-06 13:34]

Good work Felipe, another great fungi for your collection. The textures and colours are very impressive, composition excellent. Well done.

  • Great 
  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-06 15:22]

Hi Felipe
You have wonderful mushrooms in your "backyard" this one has lovely colours, and the setting reminds me of Christmas, why I don't know, because ours are warm and not SO green. Well done.

Very nice job Felipe, Love the compositon & the way the surrounding vegetation fills the frame around your subject. This is what makes this one great. The tones & textures are fantastic & the angle of the shot is perfect! Enough said..Great job here!!

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-10-07 3:52]

This is beautiful Felipe! The lighting and the exposure is excellent and so is the sharpnes. I really like the composition too.

Thanks for posting

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