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Christmas Colours

Christmas Colours
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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: 2008-05-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-24 22:22
Viewed: 3594
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although these beautiful Amanita muscaria aren't around at the moment, I thought their red and white colour made them a 'christmassy' subject anyway.
These huge fungi were all growing in my front garden back in the autumn and I could photograph them from my lounge window!
I got a bit closer for this one though .... about the size of a dinner plate!

Hope you like them, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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Hi Steve,
Wonderful ring (and photo) of the so-known 'fairytale-mushroom'. Great sharpness, colors and lights. Cropping is a bit narrow on the top, but most probably You tried to hide a fence or so.
Good to see with my eyes that this specie's cosmopolitan. :)
Tfs, have a merry Christmas, too.
Friendly regards, László

Hi Steve
That is one amazing display you've got in your garden! Do you have a birch or larch tree growing nearby? This is a great picture - vivid colours, good POV and a nice DOF.
Kind Regards

Ciao Steve, wonderful Christmas fungi, great composition with fantastic colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, ciao Silvio

Hi Steve,
Excellent capture of this beautiful Fungi; great POV and composition, sharp details and bright colours.
Best Wishes!

hi Steve,

This are a beautiful coloured picture of an fungi, where have I seen tese soecie before?
Great of detail.

Pretty Christmas.


ciao Steve!
beautiful and colorful this card for the Christmas, the bright red of Amanita is the ideal ..
Greeting the most 'sincere for a peaceful Christmas with your family from the old continent

hello Steve

very nice shot and beautiful colours
i like the picture very mutch
greeting lou
and a Mery Christmas
Happy New year

Hi Steve,
A great shot of this colourful mushroom. Excellent details and sharpness, nice composition.
Hope you have a very happy Christmas.


Hi Steve,
Great comp and POV including the all the other brothers & sisters :)
Very good color, exposure, DOF, and details..
Well done & Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-25 10:30]

Hi Steve,
Beautiful close up.I liked POV,colors,exposure,large DOF and composition a lot.
Merry Christmas and thanks for posting.

Hello Steve,

Fantastic picture of this wonderful mushrooms.
Excellent colours with beautiful details.
Lifgring and composition are splendid.
Good notes.


Hello Steve,
Accurate depth of field, well composed and finally
a Merry Christmas;-)

Hello Steve
fantastic shot from this point of view. Great focus and coloration. very nice as greeting card. I wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas. I hope 2009 will be better than 2008.
Best wishes, my friend

Not exactly a benign fruit of the earth eh? but well colored and hard to mistake for anything else....

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-25 20:08]

Steve, Lovely and superb. Beautiful colors and what a design it has. Ganesh

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-12-26 3:16]

Hi Steve!

Fantastic idea! This fungus looks like Santa, especially when you ate piece of it earlier :-) Excellent shot with big field of Santas and lots of sunlight.

Merry Christmas to you! Mine is silly enough :-)

Hello Steve.
A image very interesting!
The coloration of this fungi is sensational.
Fine sharpness, details and luminosity also.
Well done!
José Roberto

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-28 6:58]

Hi Steve,
a real beauty with glaring colours. Very sharo and clear shot. Excellent lighting to the top making it so crisps. Details well seen ith spots an natural surroundings.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-28 14:21]

Excellent shot mate!
The colours are really eye-catching.
Very good DOF.
Superb composition.

Very well done,

p.s I hope you had a great Christmas!

Hallo Steve
I admire you guys taking photographs of fungi. I am sure you have a special skill to do so. I saw a few fungi a while ago while walking in a nature reserve but just could not a decent photograph with the correct depth of field, composition and overall clarity and threw in the towel. You have captured these mushroom stools with great clarity. The details of the texture is very clearly seen. I like the green grass that surrounds the fungi and the dried leaves on the surface. It makes the whole scenery alive. All the best for 2009 and thanks for your valuable input on the site in the past.
Best regards.

Hello Steve.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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