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Fly Agaric Mushrooms


Fly Agaric Mushrooms
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma 10 - 20 EX DG
Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-24 12:32
Viewed: 2600
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fly agaric mushrooms

They may look like the nice toadstools in Enid Blyton novels, but fly agaric mushrooms are actually pretty nasty and potentially lethal.

Fly agaric mushrooms, also known as Amanita muscaria, grow wild throughout the northern hemisphere. They are known for their distinctive appearance, being bright red with white spots, and for their hallucinogenic properties. They are usually dried and eaten, although they are not commonly taken because of their unpleasant side effects. The strength of the mushroom varies intensely depending on where and when it is picked.

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  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-10-24 12:34]

Hello Les.
A nicely composed shot of this group of Amanita.Thanks for showing me this one.
Regards Siggi

POV 100 points
made good use of your wide angle!!

Ciao Les, lovely composition with beautiful fungi, fantastic autumnal colors, splendid sharpness and wonderful light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-24 13:39]

Hello Les,
Very nice photo of these mushrooms in beautiful natural colours, good sharpness and an excellent composition. Taken from a well chosen POV.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Les
Excellent photography, beautiful POV, egregious sharpness and natural colors.
compliments
Hello Vanni

Wow! Great perspective and rich colours with a good DOF. I love all the detail and clarity in the foreground. A winner! TFS Trevor

Hi Ron,
beautiful amanita muscaria in autumn colours. Perfect composition. Amazing colours.
Have a nice day,
Maciek

Impressive photo Les! Very good POV, Excellent composition, wonderful BG and very good sharpness! The lighting and the colours are fantastic!
Regards,
Christodoulos

interesting low angle with beautiful mushrooms in beautiful colors. excellent clarity and details. tfs.

  • Great 
  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-25 5:00]

Hello Les
Excellent presentation.Good POV it almost give us a 3D view.Great light and colours.I also like the DOF and the sharpness.
TFS Michel

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-10-25 6:55]

Hello Les,
This species is favourite object for photographers but isn't easy to take with good result. Yours is even very interesting with autumn mood.
Regards, Pawel

hello Les
very nice autumn picture with great details and good light
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hi Les,
The composition and the whole shot is beautiful, no doubt. I feel the watermark a little pointless, even intrusing - but except for this, get my huge congratulations for the visual impact your photo gives. Bravo.
Best regards, László

Hello Les.
Excellent photo, colours and sharpness. Very good POV.
Regards.

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