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Mycena epipterygia

Mycena epipterygia
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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: 2006-09-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/5 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, 50-60 Puntos (chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 15:28
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Mycena epipterygia
(This is the closest I got, if you have any other possible id. please let me know)

Robert Brown suggested the M. Epipterygia var. lignicola, and I think he might be right.
Thanks Robert.

I want to dedicate this shot to my friend "Suso" who offered me his Sony DSCF828 while I have my beloved F717 being repared. It is very important for me not to loose opportunities during the fungi season, and photos like this one are just imposible with a reflex cam like the 350D, unless you have an angle finder, and canon is very expensive. If anyone knows about a good compatible one, let me know.

Caps are 1-2.5 cm, smooth, shiny, conical to bell-shaped, yellow to grey or brownish, with a striate margin. Gills are attached, white, and age brownish. Stalks are up to 7 cm tall, translucent yellow, and slender. Spore prints are white and amyloid. Widespread and common, it fruits on conifer wood or under conifers. Mycena viscosa also has a yellow stalk but is much more robust.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/5 - Manual exposure - Minitripod

ciccio, RAP, shirgold, horia, red45, Juyona, Valf, TAZ, coasties, jrubiocasado, scottevers7, sgo, jmp, Janice, marhowie, Runnerduck, SkyF, AndyB has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To scottevers7: Thanksextramundi 1 10-18 15:43
To Robbrown: Thanks very much for your suggestion.extramundi 1 10-04 19:53
To RAP: Gracias Ricardo. Acerca de la F717extramundi 2 10-03 09:49
To shirgold: Thanks my friend.extramundi 1 10-03 09:25
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  • ciccio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
  • [2006-10-02 15:48]

Buenas amigos, simplemente preciosa, de una elegancia y sutilidad que se sale. Me encanta. Enhorabuena y un saludo.

José Luis

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-02 15:49]
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Es bueno verte de nuevo por aquí amigo mío.... y con otra estética imagen con bello POV, excelente iluminación y foco.
El DOF permite un desenfoco adecuado del fondo con colores muy cálidos y suaves.
El encuadre es armonioso con el resto de la composición.
Veo que la F828 de tu amigo ha rendido buenos resultados.
Ya tuviste novedades de la reparación de la 717?
Un gran saludo para ambos... Ricardo

Hola Felipe!
You've done it again - an amazing capture - I am speechless
This year is very bad for mushrooms in Finland - so no new images, I hope next year will be better.
Saludos - Shir

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-02 15:56]

Hello my friend!
Nice to see another picture from you!
And what a great one it is :)
This little fungi look very nice in this light and such excellent and natural surroundings.
Very good low-angle POV, impecable DOF and sharpness and lovely colors.
Great work!

Bravo and TFS

Superb picture.Exellent macro.TFS.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-02 17:01]

Hi Felipe!

As we clearly see you're Sony-man :-) Amazing and surprising result as always. Compact cam, but it often produces [with your help ;-)] pictures much better than dSLR. Another perfect shot from microforest my friend. Caps look so wet, shinny and fragile. Composition with much open space is great. And I like bonus from BG - germinating plant with seed on its top. Superb work!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-02 17:44]

Hola, delicada escena, perfectos detalles, y originales tallos... saludos

Hello Felipe, cracking capture the 828 seems to be doing a serling job in your hands one of the best immages I have seen produced with the camera.
as far as I can tell your Ident is correct, though it might be the form M.e. lignicola but this is only a thought.
TFS yours Robert

Hola amigos,
¿Cómo hacen para encontrar toda esa maravillosa diversidad de hongos??!! Estos son increiblemente delicados. La composición, la iluminación y sobre todo los detalles son realmente espectaculares, con una nitidez asombrosa.
Saludos trasoceanicos

Nice! I like the effect of the DOF and goof focusing. Interesting macro world

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-02 20:13]

Hello Felipe

Super sharp detail and lovely composition.Nicely saturated colours.A beautiful fungi image.TFS


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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-02 21:00]

Hi Felipe,
Nice picture. Very sharp. TFS.
Regards, Francois

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-03 2:01]

Yes, I like my friend ! So, I notice that manage well also the F828... You made an wonderful shot. Exposure, sharpness and DOF are excellent. And these mushrooms are cute.
Bravo Felipe.

This is great. Lovely shot. Good clarity and sharpness. Nice colours. Super to view. TFS.

Impresionante foto, me encanta esa nitidez, esos brillos, vamos si parece que se traspasa la húmedad de estos hongos de aspecto de túlipa.
Preciosa en todos los sentidos.
Un saludo

Hi Felipe,
Such delicate little beauties! Flawless exposure has the colors and intricate detail looking amazing. Great camera work.

There is a company called Hoodman that sells aftermarket supplies for cameras. I believe they have right angle finders for many cameras that would be cheaper than the camera companies versions.

Another clasic beauty from you Felipe.

Brilliant POV and composition, great exposure.

Very well done, I know how hard these are.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-03 12:52]

Brilliant focus on these interesting fragile looking mushrooms and they stand out so well from the brown leafy background. Very Nice!!
TFS, Ulla

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2006-10-03 12:52]

Thank you so much for this very pleasant composition with the delicate fungi masterly captured - as if in a fairy wood! A picture like this sure triggers our curiosity about the fantastic world of fungi around us (which I have just recently ventured into myself). TFS and best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-03 13:18]

Hola Felipe|Cristina,
Bellísima, esbelta, delicada, tersa, bien compuesta y perfectamente expuesta foto. Me encanta el contraste de color y textura de la micena y el fondo de hojas muertas. Excelente y bajísimo el punto de vista.
Un saludo, José M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-03 14:03]

Like lampshades

Lovely autumnal colours, the funghi looks quite alien against the leaves. Excellent POV and details. Especially good as it wasn't your normal camera



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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-03 20:13]

Yes, you make your caps look like a work of art Felipe. Beautiful composition, the lighting is excellent and all is nice and sharp. Thank you

Hi Felipe,
I'm always amazed the way you managed to photograph those beauties :) You really have this characteristic style of yours. This is excellent with great details, POV, DOF, lightning and composition. I like this POV that makes us feel like we were little insects in the forest looking at those giants :-) Fantastic capture and thanks for those useful notes. Regards,

Hello Felipe,
Excellent capture with the "borrowed" digicam, hope they don't take too long with the repair..
Everything looks very nice here, fungi master ;)
..and even the master needs help with the ID sometimes :)
Very well done.

Hej Felipe!
Juz te grzybki ogladalam i ciagle do nich wracam. Widac, ze to naprawde malutkie okazy. Piekne kolory, kompozycja, a przede wszystkim podoba mi sie glebia ostrosci.
Gratuluje swietnej jakosci - Roma

Superb work, absolutely faultless. You must get incredible dirty whilst taking these shots *lol*
Excellent low composition and exposure. Stunning, thanks for posting.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-16 9:14]

Hello Filipe,
this shot is great, I love the POV it adds to the height of those funghi. Beautiful crisp image with very good details and excellent sharpness.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-11-06 17:21]

Hello Felipe,
Your fungi shots never cease to amaze me!
This group is quite exceptional.
The lighting is excellent,superb detail and great DOF.
Very nice indeed,TFS!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-12-24 15:54]

Hi Felipe
Wonderful picture, great DOF & fantastic sharpness

Great DOF and lighting on these beauties!

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