The Real Deal
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-04-12 19:27]
The real one is equally beautiful, Steve, but why can't there be green mushroom? :)
The real amanita has a lovely brown hat with those white dabs looking like decorative icing on a mouth-watering cake.
I will await your next prank on April 1, 2010.
- jstewart (609)
- [2009-04-12 21:37]
I preferred the genetic aberration that you imported from the Emerald Isle to the land of the Kiwis. As you drank the dark brown stuff you created a hithertofore never seen Amanita. But I still would grumble about the bright background. I've been known to cheat by putting a dark jacket behind the "subject" to keep the background unobtrusive. But if you are a purist, that's a no-no. However, best of greetings from your ex-colonial northern neighbour.
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2009-04-12 22:22]
Nice shot, great playing with lights and shadows, and sharp as razorblade in the focus area. I do not have any problems with the bright background, it isn't overexposed (except for one leave) - but somehow I prefer the "1st of April version", most probably because it's more unique, there was an idea behind the post-procession, while this one's "only" a nice documentation photo.
Have a happy Easter over there in the far South, friendly regards, László
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-04-12 23:03]
Hi Steve, Yes the real one is perfect and it has a wondefully colored hat with nicely speckled with whitish whipped cream:)
TFS this one and Happy Easter MF!
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-04-13 0:08]
I must say that I prefere green version :-) In this one reds are slightly too dark, but overall nice portrait of famous Amanita :-)
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-04-13 1:15]
Ciao Steve, fantastic fungi with splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-04-13 1:35]
Nice shot. Well done.
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-04-13 3:25]
Well, this is more like it Steve, and a finely executed close up study indeed my friend, but the green one was much more pleasing for the eye!
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-04-13 12:44]
beautiful colours with good sharpness
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-04-14 1:09]
such a lovely one, not matter what. It makes me feel hungry as it looks like a big burger with seeds on top. Very beautiful colour and very good angle of dispaly. Really beautiful fungi and I dont think I have seen it here as I believe it does not exist here.
thanks a lot for liking my green lizard post ,and very much thanks for marking it.
- Dis. Ac. (24509)
- [2009-04-15 21:24]
nice picture from this Muscaria.
Fine colours and good pov.
Steve you deceitful person! The real color comes out after all! Although one should never doubt that the green is possible somewhere in nature. Amusing post from a couple of weeks ago, very well done.
With this one you have given me a new vocab word- not an everyday thing. The etymology and history of entheogen are interesting themselves. From my dictionary- "ORIGIN 1970s: from Greek, literally ‘becoming divine within’; coined by an informal committee studying the inebriants of shamans." Might you have been on that committee? And what kind of study were they performing? In the 1970s it would have been purely academic, I'm sure.
For some very interesting history and basic chemistry of ibotenic acid/muscimol, check out this site- http://www.erowid.org/plants/amanitas/amanitas_info_ott.shtml. The recycling of the psychoactive components by drinking the urine of an intoxicated person is resourceful but rather weird. Wonder who first got that brilliant idea?
Thanks for feeding my coevolution/chemistry slant. Love to see more if you can find it- this is great stuff.
Me mate from down under... and a bit to the east. How are you Steve? You have accumulated a very nice portfolio since the last time I had a look. Very nice work and keep up with April fool's antics... the green shroom made me look.