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Golden Oldies - 50 today !

Golden Oldies - 50 today !
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-05
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-14 2:53
Viewed: 4002
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well .... I have to say, I think I've done a lot better than these old Amanitas.
I haven't got anywhere near this many wrinkles,and I turned 50 today!
Those fungi got like that in a matter of days.

I had a plan for a nature/adventure birthday video I was going to shoot and post on You Tube.
Well,I managed to get most of it shot kinda how I wanted it,a bit.
I just need to convert the files from Quicktime to something else,somehow and .... er,yeah :(

Anyway,yeah.... i had a good 50th birthday,doing some of the things I like most.
I'm thankful for the first interesting 50,and I'm really quite excited about the next 50!

Thanks for looking at my pikchers ;)

jconceicao, red45, zulfu, marhowie, Dis. Ac., bahadir, jaycee, nglen, boreocypriensis, bobcat08, JORAPAVI, Hormon_Manyer, iris has marked this note useful
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Hi Steve - and many happy returns! ;p
You have chosen a very apt shot of the wrinkly fungi. Good POV and framing with the two in the background.
Kind Regards

Hello Steve,

Excellent capture of this beautiful mushroom.
Nice colours with fantastic details.
Focus, light and sharpness are splendid.
Good notes.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-14 4:43]

Hi my friend!

CONGRATULATIONS! Remember - life begins over 50 :-)

I really like this shot. Old fungi but still look very good. Especially golden colours and wrinkles on surface. Beautifull light.

I wish you next 50 years as exciting as past ones.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-14 5:01]

Hello Steve, firstly Happy birthday! This is wonderful clse up of this mushroom. They seems wrinkled:).

Hi Steve!

First of all Happy Birthday! :)
These fungi are soo special I've never seen one like this! You got all the details to show us how it looked like live.

TFS and all my best wishes,

Hi Steve,
Interesting light with great color, DOF, details and textures..
Old & wrinkly..I resemble that number ;}
Well done,

Hi Steve,

Congratulations with your 50th birthday.
Good composition and details.
Beautiful low pov.


Hello Steve, happy birthday! Wonderful clos-up of these wonderful mushrooms with golden metalic colours.
TFS and regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-14 10:25]
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Happy Birthday Steve!!!

I haven't seen these fungi before - I think I would have remembered them. These colors are just beautiful. Excellent details of the caps (and the wrinkles). Love the setting and the compositions. You should be posting a lot more of great stuff in the next 50 years!



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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-14 10:40]

Hi Steve. Well you keep going at this rate and you will catch me up. Ha Ha. Have a nice birthday . Good close up of the colourful fungi with good detail. well done TFS.

Hi Steve,
Happy Birthday my friend! i learned that you are older than me now:) i am 44 yeras old:) in December 23rd i will be 45:d. Anyway, this is an excelent macro like your others shots and wonderful notes.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Steve,
all the best for you to your special day.
50 years, that's wonderful and I hope you feel good! The association with the old funghi is good - they may be older, but look, the shimmer golden, isn't that wonderful!
My best greetings and wishes for the next 50 years, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Steve,

Let's go to the next 50, and every day a brandnew photo on TN. Keeps your fit (-:

I think you make a great deal with the sunlight. The contars between the for and backsight is great. And the old Amanitas has ha there live and you begin "lucky feller"

Thanks for sharing and we keep in touch.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-14 13:15]

merhaba Steve
wonderful close-up capture on this beautiful fungi
i like POV, DOF, light, colours, sharpness and details

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-14 23:45]

Hi Steve,
happy birthday. 50 means a lot much better and wiser. Hope you will be able what you have been dreaming of.
A very sharp and clear shot of the fungi. Excellent use of light ( I need to learn a lot of tricks from you and Gert too).
Really lovely.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-15 19:50]

Hello Steve, Wish you many many years of sweet life ahead. Good note and good view. Thanks for sharing. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-16 13:24]

Damn I'm late!!!! :-(
I very belated Happy Birthday to you!! :-)

A great shot of these wrinkly mushrooms that do you proud :-)
Very good clarity.
Great DOF.

Sorry I'm late!

Cheers mate,

Hola Steve,
Bonita y simpática composición de esta imagen que celebra tu cumpleaños, que cumplas muchos más con buena salud y buen humor, saludos
José Ramón

Hi Steve,
Although I'm a little bit late, I hope You had a nice birthday, and I wish You very happy next 50 years! Interesting shot, sharp and quite unique. Tfs.
Have a great weekend, László

Hi Steve,
A little late, but happy 50th B'day to you. I hope your next 50 years will bring you lots of positive things.
These fungi look massive and old. The dark brown color and the wrinkles could indicate that they are almost to the end of their live.
I like your creative composition with the fungi leading the eye into the depth.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2009-01-03 6:01]
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Dear Steve,
I chose a picture that you posted way back in May to wish you and family a peaceful and healthy 2009, because i have an addiction for the fungi some of you few members manage to unearth from the crevices of every rain forest you haunt...this is a really beautiful one...the sheer nature of the texture and the composition you have worked out present the fingi in very interesting light.Looking really like well worn out soft leather. The lighting gives it a more dramatic look...
Thank you ...so here is "Cheers" to your 50 of May...which means today you are on your way to your next 49.5 as you wished. Steve,Keep bringing those wonders more in 2009 and i look forward to seeing more of them...
Thanks and take care

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