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Fungi #5
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-20
Categories: Fungi
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 11:03
Viewed: 3328
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this fungi on the lawn of my home in Bangkok. This fungi looks beautiful but the color warn that this is toxic. A help in ID is needed here.

The Kingdom Fungi includes some of the most important organisms, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. By breaking down dead organic material, they continue the cycle of nutrients through ecosystems. In addition, most vascular plants could not grow without the symbiotic fungi, or mycorrhizae, that inhabit their roots and supply essential nutrients. Other fungi provide numerous drugs (such as penicillin and other antibiotics), foods like mushrooms, truffles and morels, and the bubbles in bread, champagne, and beer.

Fungi also cause a number of plant and animal diseases: in humans, ringworm, athlete's foot, and several more serious diseases are caused by fungi. Because fungi are more chemically and genetically similar to animals than other organisms, this makes fungal diseases very difficult to treat. Plant diseases caused by fungi include rusts, smuts, and leaf, root, and stem rots, and may cause severe damage to crops. However, a number of fungi, in particular the yeasts, are important "model organisms" for studying problems in genetics and molecular biology.


marjan, Alex99, ramthakur, pablominto, jaycee, SkyF, extramundi, XOTAELE, cicindela has marked this note useful
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To cicindela: Natural BGjcoowanitwong 1 06-13 11:35
To extramundi: Thank youjcoowanitwong 1 06-02 09:08
To Argus: Thanks to your critiquejcoowanitwong 1 05-30 22:43
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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-30 11:14]

Hi Jitti,
Splendid shot of this cute looking fungi. Lovely colour and very impressive sharpness. Excellent POV to shoot it from top. The BG presents a nice contrast. I like the way it pops up with its brilliant colour among the muddy environment. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-30 11:25]

hi jitti, nice shot with good coloures and compo. good intro.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-30 12:17]

Hello Jitti, what a beauty! I love the orange collor standing out of the dark BG.. well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-05-30 13:14]
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Hello Jitti,
Fine capture of a species of fungi entirely new to me and I cannot give you the ID. This shot is sharp and up to your usual high standard in all aspects.
I agree that in principle the colour should indicate that it is poisonous, which could well be the case, but we have a delicious wild mushroom in Sweden that is a bright orangy-yellow! It is called Chantarelle.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-30 13:14]

Hi Jitty.
I think this is so tiny fungi. It is true macro shot. You managed to reproduce it perfectly. I like its nice colours, perfect reflection of texture and impressive ground as BG. Lighting is soft and impressive too. My best regards and TFS.

Isn't that your first ever picture of fungi, JC? I could be mistaken, though.
Very interesting species with a finely textured hat.
Very good capture from a perspective that shows the hat and the stem clearly.

Hello JC,
Attractive minimalistic composition!
Fungi really stands out on this background, captured with good colours & details...
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-31 10:56]

Hi Jitti,

A wonderful macro of this fungi. The color is amazing. You show us the details very well. It looks great against the dark bg. I found your note very interesting.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-31 20:49]

Hi Jitti,
looks fabulous specially that bright color on this greyish BG.
DOF is good, wonderful sharpness and the details are wonderful.

Wonderful shot. Very expressive character portrait. Gorgeous the colours
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-06-01 13:24]

Hi Jitti

A very delicat macro work!
I really like the colors here and how they hepred you to isolate this little mushroom so nicely.
Good details considerring the size of the subject, and also nice POV.

Bravo and TFS

Hey! how nice to see a fungi post from you, MF. And this is a very nice subject, the colours are really cool :)
I am afraid this is the first time I see something like this, and dont remember from my books either, so I can only give you my compiments, but not the id.
Thanks and regards, hope to see more fungi from time to time.
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-06-02 4:02]

What a curious and beautiful fungus you've got in your garden, Jitti!
Its color and texture is amazing.
There is such an outstanding contrast with the ground around!
I hope some expert can tell you the name.
My compliments and TFS

Hi Jitti.
Beautiful fungi. The colours are spectacular.
Very nice composition and interesting notes.
Best regards, JL.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-06-03 8:04]

Hello Jitti

A very nicely composed shot of this fungi.The bright colour of the mushroom against the drab colour of the earth gives it visual impact.Very good focus with sharp details and lovely textures.TFS

Rob BL

Dear Jitti!
This time I decided to comment rather rare object in your presentations - a very colourful (even if only orange ;>) mushroom.
I like a lot the contrast between species on dark BG. But please tell me, is it natural BG or the effect of using some programm? :)
Bravo also for the DOF and interesting POV.
Have a nice day and best withes from Poland,

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