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Coprinus plicatilis

Coprinus plicatilis
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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: 2006-11-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 14:25
Viewed: 4832
Points: 38
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Coprinus plicatilis
Synonym: Parasola plicatilis

I already posted a strange unopened specimen a long time ago HERE.

Some info:
Pileus : Cap 1-3 cm broad, narrowly ovoid, becoming conic, expanding to broadly convex or plane, the disc sometimes slightly depressed; surface smooth, translucent-plicate or ribbed, yellow-brown at disc fading towards the margin, becoming grayish overall in age except at the center; flesh very thin, fragile; odor and taste indistinct.
Lamellae : Gills free, subdistant, narrow, pallid, then gray, finally blackish, not deliquescing.
Stipe : Stipe 2.5-6.5 cm long, 1-2 mm thick, equal, round, thin, fragile, hollow; surface smooth, pallid; partial veil absent.
Spores : Spores 9.5-12 x 6-8.5 µm, elliptical, smooth with an apical pore; spore print black.
Habitat : Solitary to scattered in grassy areas, disturbed ground or well-decayed wood chips; fruiting all months of the year when moisture is available.
Edibility : Inconsequential.
Comments : This delicate Coprinus rates a 9.5 on the 10 point "fragility index," and collecting it in one piece can be a challenge. It is characterized by a translucent, pale grey cap with a yellowish-brown disc and free gills that do not deliquesce. Fruiting bodies typically grow to maturity and die all within a few hours, often replaced by fresh crops on succeeding days if the weather remains moist.

I took the info from THIS site.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/10 - - Minitripod

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-03-06 14:28]

Hola Felipe Mateo and Cristina,
great depth of field with excellent sharpness from top to bottom. The 'hat' structure is shown with extreme clarity.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-06 15:22]

Hello Felipe,
Excellent capture.POVcontrast,details,lighting and 3D effect are wonderful.

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-03-06 15:36]

Hola A ambos.
Muy bonita foto, parece un pequeño paraguas. Me gusta el centrado y la nitidez de la imagen.

Hola Amigos,
Impecable imagen de este hongo paragüita. Por mi casa hace unos mese salieron uno casi iguales, pero lamentablemente entre el césped y las fotos no me salieron bien. Muy bien logrado!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-06 15:40]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Brilliant composition showing this fascinating fungus. Great sharpness and very fine background which makes it stand out. Excellent POV and composition. Very interesting unopened form too! As usual high standard shots!
Many thanks, ULla

Hello Felipe I believe you have mastered the fungi very well another great shot. DOF is perfect, It really stands out well from the background, the detail is fine, Light is nice. tfs rgds Necip.

Hola Felipe, lovely and elegant view of this strange fungus with beautiful colors and splendid light, well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-06 16:26]

Hola Felipe/Cristina,
Esta seta me parece especialmente bonita. Su sobrero que parece de cartón y su pie tal esbelto son muy estéticos y la foto está en su punto. El punto de vista y la luz setán de lo más logrados.
Saludos, José M.

Bonsoir Felipe & Cristina
L'ouverture est très bien dosée, juste pour obtenir la profondeur de champs idéale, avec une très beonne netteté de l'ensemble du chapeau et du pied. Une espèce très délicate, magnifiquement photographiée.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-06 19:29]

Hola Amigos,
maravillosa imagen nos presentan,
y bello pov.
un disparo muy original...
bellos detalles y texturas,

Hi dear Felipe ,
nice image with great sharpness.
excellent colours,sharpness and light.
well done

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-07 3:51]

Hi Filipe

Simple but very effective!
I really love this classical shape of this fungus...it must me the Rolls Royce of the mushroom world :))
The details here are terrific and very sharp and the contrast with the BG is great!
Excellent lihting and composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

De una elegancia y calidad impresionante. Siento no poder dedicar más tiempo a dedicar fotos como las tuyas, son una maravilla. Un cordial saludo.

José Luis

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Preciosa sombrilla, como siempre la luz nitidez y composición son extraordinarias, aparte de su calidad óptica, se ve que tienes muy bien dominada la Sony. Un cordial saludo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-03-07 14:29]

This looks wonderful. An attractive umbrella - so perfectly formed. Textures and colours look great, and it is nice and sharp too. TFS

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-03-07 14:38]

wow that is such a lovely shot. Perfect DOF with the whole cap in sharp focus and the BG nicely oof. It does give a great 3D effect. Excellent framining and POV



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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-03-12 4:25]

Hello again!

Clear, sharp, detailed. Perfect! No need to write more - everyone see that you're still the best, my friend :-)

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  • urko (56)
  • [2007-04-04 8:57]

Hola Felipe

Buenisima la foto, muy buena la iluminación teniendo en cuenta que son lugares con poca luz, espectacular el sombrerito que tiene párese de papel y como con un tallo tan fino pareciera aguantar todo el peso.

Como me dijiste en algún momento la 717 es una cámara como pocas yo hoy en día tengo una reflex pero la sony me acompaña a todos lados.

Un abrazo.

Jorge Hulin

Fantastic little umbrella for bugs. :)
Perfect exposure, details, colors. Another superb shot of You. This is a common specie, but very difficult to photograph, due to its ephemerical life. Un saludo, László

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