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Mrs. Piluliformis

Mrs. Piluliformis
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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: 2004-12-12
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-18 15:05
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Psathyrella piluliformis.

First of all I wanted to say that in Spanish, like in many languages, all the names of al objects including inanimated ones, have genre, either male or female. "The Mushroom" translated to Spanish is " La Seta", so mushrooms are female in Spanish. That is why my title is Mrs. and not Mr. :-D

Psathyrellas include quite a large group os species and subspecies.
This specie is know as a variety of Psathyrella hydrophila.

Some info:
* Pileus : Cap 2-4.5 cm broad, convex, broadly convex at maturity; surface smooth, moist, hygrophanous, chestnut-brown to rusty-brown, fading to yellow-brown to tan, the margin usually darker and appendiculate with veil fragments, the latter white, then dark-brown from maturing spores; flesh pallid, thin, fragile.
* Lamellae : Gills adnate, crowded, narrow, light-brown becoming dark-brown in age.
* Stipe : Stipe 2-7 cm tall, 0.3-0.7 cm thick, hollow, fragile, equal or the base slightly enlarged; surface white, smooth; veil white, fibrillose, soon deciduous, remnants left on the cap margin or forming a faint superior annular zone.
* Spores : 4.5-6 x 3-3.5 microns, elliptical, smooth; spore print dark brown.
* Habitat : Grouped or clustered, usually at the base of hardwood stumps; fruiting from late fall to mid-winter.
* Edibility : Questionable. Described as edible in some texts but not substantial enough to be of culinary value. There is also the possibility of confusing this mushroom with the potentially deadly Galerina autumnalis (see below).
* Comments : The genus Psathyrella is a large group, Psathyrella hydrophila is one of the few species that is relatively easy to recognize. It is distinguished by a clustered fruiting habit, usually at the base of hardwood stumps, a hygrophanous brown cap with appendiculate veil fragments that in age become colored with maturing spores, and a white, fragile stipe. Galerina autumnalis, a mushroom containing deadly amatoxins, is similar in color and size, but has a viscid/sticky cap when moist, the cap margin is typically striate, not appendiculate, and the spores are rusty-brown rather than dark brown.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/8 - Minitripod
PP: S&H, slight BG blur with mask, USM, frame, resize.

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Fantastic macro, excellent sharpness, composition, POV, colour and DOF!
Nothing is wrong here, well done Felipe.

Hello Felipe. Here you are again with your very efficient f/8 and very slow speed combo to bring us a beautiful shot, sharp, super DOF and wonderful colors. The multiple sizes, the ground wih some in preparation make a very attractive composition. Just a bit of tender green moss is perfect too. Very well done.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-01-18 17:27]

Another great shot Felipe. Excellent composition whith nice colours and sharpness. I like the details in this photo.



Felipe, Near perfection..we must leave some room for improvement hey? Excellent notes..Another superb post!!

Very good picture Felipe. Excellent sharpness and DOF with oof BG. Colors are superb. In french "champignon" is masculine.
Excellent note.

Excellent shot of this cluster of mushrooms. I think the color and detail are beautiful. Perfect lighting allows the texture to really stand out here.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-19 4:18]

Fungi Master strikes again :-) Amazing Felipe. Another picture which I just love to. Composition is superb with one from left and one from right out of focus and central bunch of fungi perfectly sharp and clear. You are magician if we are talking about light and colours. Blurred BG and green moss on FG complete the great picture. To favs!

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

Another great composition, the only nit for me is the branch on BG, the rest is just great full of details.
Well done.

Great again Felipe.
Your fungi pictures are stunning.
Great composion, DOF , colours and details.
Excellent post.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-01-19 13:51]

I like it very much Felipe,
the composing of this shot is realy super, the pof is great even as the dof.the black frame makes it complete with the good note, very good job

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-19 22:54]
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Well, what can I say. Ok, I will tell the truth. The first word which came to my mind when I saw your picture was Stroumpf. You know the Stroumpfs?
Each of your subjects has his own personnality, very well detailed.
An excellent photo with a very educational note.
Thanks Felipe.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-21 6:35]

Beauitful shot.Good light,colorand composition 10/10 .Excellent.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 2:05]

Wow Felipe. Your work here is superb (As usual) The sharpness and detail here is stunning and I like the lighting a lot.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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