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My 300th posting

My 300th posting
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-13
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region., Milestones [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-27 6:19
Viewed: 3727
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The spectacular Scarlet Cap (Hygrocybe miniata) is an uncommon fungi found most frequently in autumn after rain. It can found in a variety of forest type, from rainforest, woodland and even heathland. They are usually found as solitary individual growing amongst moss or leaf litter and usually have a cap size of around 10mm.
I found this one in rainforest several days after a rainy period.

Thanks for looking.

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Hi Chris,
Love this shot of a red waxgill.
I've been finding a lot of these in the last few days. I'm never sure though which is Hygrocybe miniata and which is rubrocarnosa.
I also find them very difficult to focus on.
The auto focus just doesn't seem to pick up those reds very well at all.
You've done a good job here though.
I posted a shot of a red waxgil a few days ago, but it was a little soft.
Took a few better shots the next day so I'll post one of those soon.

These are the perfect winter decoraton in the forest. You have very lovely Hygrocybes in your area, here we also have, but I guess they are not as common.
The colour saturation of this one is impressing, and in your photo it looks much bigger, you have done a good magnification.
Best regards, MF.

Hola Chris,
Es un bonita imagen de este hongo tan vistoso de bellos colores y agradables texturas, gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-27 8:01]

Hello Chris,
Terrific capture of this bright red fungus amongst the brown leaf litter. Very sharp and great colours. Very nicely composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Chris,
This is indeed a very nice and flamboyant specie. You caught excellent details in a beautiful environment. Exposure you chose is great! This is a very nice one! Thanks,

Amazing and striking red. I am sure it will capture most of the viewer.
Great take.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-27 13:08]

Hello Chris,
Striking red toadstool with very suitable BG to set it off makes this sharp image unusual and attractive. Compositionand colour management are first class.
You were lucky to be able to capture it, according to your note!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hello Chris,
stunningly colourful fungus standing out of the darkness.
Scenery of mysterious beauty, very well presented under very difficult light conditions.
Thank you! Best regards,

My congratulations to your posting #300!

Hi Chris,

What a pretty thing. You captured it really well and the composition is good. Well done.


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-28 10:57]

Hi Chris,

A wonderful 300th post and congratulations. This Scarlet Cap IS spectacular. The sharpness and colors are wonderful. Fantastic in the dark setting.


Hi Chris,
congrats on your 300th post, you have a very nice album.
The beautiful fungi with it's amazing red colour standout well from the BG. Good details and I like the low POV.
Well done, my friend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2007-05-28 13:09]

Hello Chris,

Congratulation your 300th posting.
The colour saturation of this impressing, the red colours are very attractive, my compliments for this one. TFS.


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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-05-29 3:57]

Hi Chris,

First of all congrats on your 300th posting,you did it with a nice picture of a fungi not that much seen on TN (probabl the 1st),well captured with good sharpness and colors,probably use of fillflash could be helpfull,well done and tfs


Hi Chris,
What a wonderful image of this very colourful fungi. I have never seen anything like this before. Your image of it is of exceptionally good quality. Fabulous.

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