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Hypholoma sublateritium

Hypholoma sublateritium
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5700
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/45 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 23:46
Viewed: 5829
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In my opinion, some of the most showy mushrooms ar growing on trees, logs or dead wood. Every late summer I have the opportunity to meet this gorgeous specie, called Hypholoma sublateritium from Strophariaceae family hanging on different species of deciduous trees. They grow in bunches after elmost every rain.
This is not an edible specie, having a very bitter taste. Can be confused with her sister specie, Hypholoma fasciculare wich has a more yellowish cap colour and the gills are maturing olive-green (versus olive violet on H. sublateritium).
Due to the bad and very bitter taste, it can't be confused with edible mushrooms, being just a superb wild model for the nature photographer.

Hope you enjoy,

marjan, gracious, mirceax, Jamesp, Patleboss, red45, haraprasan, Hormon_Manyer, LordPotty, bobcat08 has marked this note useful
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hello petru,
interesting capture of the mushroom,
nice pov, well composed shot, the natural colour tones look nice,
tfs & regards

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-30 2:26]

Petru, This is a nice composition and lovely shot. I agree with Pankaj the colors are natural. Ganesh

Hello Petru,
Seems like mushroom season in Romania!
Still a bit early here, but they are coming now...
Non-edible mushrooms are in my opinion two things, the ones that make you get really ill, and the ones who just taste horrible...
A lovely image with fine details in the subjects!
Pablo -

Hi Petru,

beautiful mushrooms well taken despite the dark environment.



hi Petru, nice shot , good POV and nice old tree.

Hello Petru,
really the mushrooms look delicious,must be careful!!
the low angle of view and the spot-like lighting on the mushrooms has helped the theme tremendously.

Hello petru,
Great exposure and focus in this captured!
perfect sharpness, clarity, pov, vivid colour and details involved!
very well composed and well seen
thanks for sharing

Buna Petru,
Super faina imaginea cu o compozitie si pov excelente.Culorile sunt deasemenea foarte bine saturate.



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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-08-30 23:23]

Hi Petru

Lovely composition here. The forms of the fungi seem to ooze from the tree! I really like the lighting as well.


Hi Petru
it is impressive to see such colony of mushrooms pervading a tree, the photograph is splendid, special details and colours
very well done,

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-08-31 1:30]

Hello Petru!

This picture remains me works of our friend Felipe! Great use of flash and very good POV. I like composition with detailed main subject and slightly blurred BG. Really nice picture.

bonjour petru
je suis allé ce matin chercher des champignon mais je suis revenu sans rien,heureusement il y a cette tres belle composition.j'aime beaucoup le coup de flash qui eclaire et dirige le regard directement sur les champignons.

Hi Petru,
A beautiful capture. Lovely colors, details and an excellent composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Petru,
Fantastic photo. Flash nicely brightened the fungi from the mostly dark background. Beautiful capture, cannot be any better. Although I don't think it can easily be confused with Hypholoma fasciculare, the latter one's too yellow to be confounded. Greetings and tfs, László

Lovely shot of these Hypholoma Petru.
Obviously there wasn't enough natural light to get a very clear shot without flash.
Sometimes I use a small LED light to light my fungi because I sometimes find flash too bright,or too yellow.
This looks great though.
Well done.

Hello Petru,

Scrolling through your archive I meet this fabulous pair of fungis. A lovely image with fine details in the subjects. Perfect use of flashlight. In this case I like that. Natural colours. Sharp with fine details. Your POV, BG and DOG are great. I like the compo, but your photo need no frame. Nice weekend. Regards and TFS Bob

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-10-23 12:36]

thats a better way to handle the lighting
provide some
the flash here is soft enough to retain detail and not fight with the ambient lighting
very well presented with loads of detail and good framing

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