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Mycena stylobates

Mycena stylobates
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP PhotoSmart R607
Exposure: f/3.5
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 7:56
Viewed: 4908
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

It was long time ago I uploaded anything to TrekNature, simply because I was very busy with the homepage of our fungi club. But I miss You, my nature lover Friends, I'm unable to live without You so long...

This time I'd like to show You a little, 3 centimeters tall treasure, Mycena stylobates. In most of the cases it grows on fallen leaves, as You can see on the link above and others, but sometimes on rotten wood, too. Not frequent in Hungary. I found it closed to Bükkszentlászló village, in oak forest. This specie may be identified easily due to the basal disc on the stipe (although this isn't the only specie with it) - see workshop. Edibility: unknown, but worthless.

Doing this shot was quite challenging with my poor equipment. This isn't the first time I try to photograph a very small Mycena, but one of the very few pics I'm satisfied with.

PP: optimal contrast, little darkening, slight curve adjustment, noise reduction, "sharpen more" to the cap, different doses of gaussian blur to separated parts of the background (from 1,2 to 3,8 pixels radius), framing, signing, re-sizing. And... voilá!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-23 8:38]

Hi Laszlo,another fungi taken in your perfect style,point of view and background absolutely fantastics,excellent work,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello my fungi friend!
Delighted to see this beautiful posting of fungi once again after a while!
the whole colouration simply beautiful especially the bg colour and makes the subject truly stands out in the image!
I loved the lighting here
many thanks for the sharing

Hi Laszlo,

Great capture of this interesting fungi.Beautiful colours with excellent composition.Good notes.

Nice job Laszlo,
You've captured the delicate beauty well, love the soft light & comp here.
Be well,

Ciao Laszlo,
un'altra delle tue splendide immagini di funghi, eccellenti POV e composizione con una bellissima ambientazione, splendido BG luminoso, ottima nitidezza.
Grazie e complimenti

Itt elég nehéz dolgod volt! Az árnyékban lévő gomba szinte teljesen beleolvad a környezetébe, talán csak a kiváló mélységélesség emeli ki onnan. Nem tudom, mit tehettél volna másképp, mindenesetre megpróbálkoztam egy workshoppal. Remélem nem rugaszkodtam el nagyon az elképzeléseidtől és a valóságtól!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-03 5:47]

Hi Laszlo,
such a pretty and cute solo fungi. White and very fragile in its beauty.
Very nice composition with the constraint you mentioned.
Still very exciting and interesting to a person like me. I like its shape and the way it emerge from the trunk.


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