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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: 2004-12-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-04 17:16
Viewed: 4706
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I think this one is a Psathyrella bipellis but it is imposible to be sure unless I buy a microscope, and that is not one of my priorities :-D

I am always talking about the difficulties on identification of mushrooms, anyone that has tryed to do it, understands me. But this time I am getting in one of the most difficult family, the Psathyrellas.

For example have a look at THIS google image search of Psathyrella candolleana, you wont believe all these shots are from the same mushroom. In fact, some authors are still stablishing the differences and classifiying this family into different species.

You can also find some nice shots of Psathyrellas in Clive´s web page (fungiman in TN) THIS.
I recomend this fantastic site to all fungi lovers, in fact I had it in my favourites before Clive joined us. Thanks for your wonderful work Clive !

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/15 - Minitripod - Manual mode
PP: crop, levels, USM, frame, resize.

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Cracking shot Felipe again so much detail seen in your shots of fungi,
i know its difficult to ident them, ive just spent 3hrs +with the books spread out and the web following slender leads and still no luck.
I was talking to the head man of the RPS (Royal photogrphic Society, he was saying the ident problem will not be ended till DNA profilling has taken place of all the variations seen with a family and sub groups. This is about the most i have ever got out of him he likes to charge lots of money to show people how to do picture and gives no freebies.

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  • edji Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 83 W: 8 N: 22] (426)
  • [2005-01-04 18:51]

Nice photo. We can see easily the detail of this mushroom. Well done.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-04 21:46]

Felipe, this picture is wonderful. The details are amazing. Your focus on this one is superb. Well done.


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-04 23:20]

Excellent shot.Good compostion and very fine details.Green&dry leaves gives more nice Depth.

Hi Felipe, Another wonderful photo! What a interesting hygrophanous cap so typical of Psathyrella. Nice POV.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-05 4:22]

Looks like winter in Spain is similiar to Polish - same fungi, same browns, same dry oaks leaves :-)
I like composition and shapes of this two. Details and DOF are great. Very good work Felipe.

I have a weakness for those mushroom photos Felipe,
I have made last autumn a lot of them, and there are really good one made. But I always have a problem with the light, you used a flash, or let it out. But Yours are very good with the light, good colours, god pof and dof, well felipe I just like it, good job

Hi Felipe.
Great composition, details and colours.
Very well done.

Points later , out of dimes.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****

A great shot full of details, well done.

Great shot Felipe. Very well presented and taken. Good work

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-05 16:05]

In Namibia, we have sandstone formations in the Namib called Desert Rose, strange, rock "crystals" that looks a lot like your main subject here. This is beautiful good mood and lovely colours, Felipe!
The bit of green here works well for me in creating some contrast and bringing some "colour"into the frame.

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