- nagraj (15166)
- [2009-03-16 7:08]
very deadly image, brilliant colors. tfs.
- Noisette (7821)
- [2009-03-16 7:11]
very beautiful shot of this amanita muscaria
the colors are really fantastic
well composed shot with great sharpness and POV
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-03-16 7:14]
I wonder where are they hiding this time? I mean the fairies and the elves. I cannot see them behind this huge mushroom. This is so beautiful. I wish I could see one of these colourful fungi for real. We just have the plain white or off-white ones in our area. The texture on the top of the red is photographed so well and displays beautifully. It almost looks unreal. Thanks for sharing.
I had a friend, and old black man, who lived on the Mendocino beach near me...and we had these in our yard. He came by one day and asked if he could take some. He told me that he put them in capsules...first only a bit then a bit more in each and took them every so often during a 2-3 day period...it was most unusual for man of his age and race. he was a dedicated conversationalist and knowledgeable man who was once a long time ago on the city Council of Los Angeles..
I know this brand name:-0 I have never partook. I am already crazy from birth!!! Your photo is exceptional Mr Potty Esq! Good show!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2009-03-16 9:09]
A very good capture of this beautiful mushroom. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-03-16 9:53]
Splendid photo in very beautiful light. The colours are so natural! Great sharpness and details. Excellent low POV.
Yes, a very common and an often photographed specie, but I never get bored of it. :) It's interesting to see how other photographers capture it. You're doing it quite well, with great sharpness and details. This pic managed to make my test. :) My Fly Agaric shots if interested: I, II and III.
Mycological help: the reason why You find Amanita muscaria more often in cultivated area with Pinus and also Picea in NZ, is this fungus specie's only growing on acid substrate, which it gets under pines. Here in our mountains I found it also under the above named conifers + birch (Betula pendula) in most of the cases.
In Your otherwise brilliant note I don't understand what You mean on 'persicina'. It was never a subspecie, or variant of 'Fly Agaric', its basionym is still its legitimate: Amanita persicina R.N. Hilton & S. Clancy (1988). Distribution area: Australia, New Zealand.
Off topic: my son said thank You very much for Your opinion on his photos. I, as his father, do so. Thanks for Your gesture, Steve.
Tfs, best regards from Your Hungarian friend, László
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2009-03-16 11:17]
super sharpness with good details of the fungi
- red45 (31094)
- [2009-03-16 12:35]
Common but not boring. Red colour always looks great in such shots. Good shot with interesting note. Also thanks to Laszlo for help!
- Marx44 (3891)
- [2009-03-16 13:12]
Very beautiful image of a alone fungi, with fine POV,
Excellent sharpness & details,
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-03-16 13:19]
Ciao Steve, splendid fungi with fantastic colors, beautiful details and wonderful sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-03-16 14:25]
Hello Steve, wonderful close-up shot of this colourful mushroom with excellent composition and details.
TFS and regards,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-03-16 14:37]
Hello Steve !
Common mushroom, maybe, but I do not find it very often in my forests, so it's always nice to see them on picture. You managed to capture this one with excellent details, and I also like the colors, the composition, the grass and dry leaves all around it. I really appreciate all your wonderful pictures in your gallery. Very well done !
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-03-16 16:23]
Another great work from you MF! Simply stunning.. well done..
TFS and cheers,
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2009-03-16 19:58]
Your Panasonic is doing a great job, Steve.
However, to use the cliche, it is the person behind it who actually does it.
It is a very good looking mushroom and its hat is beautiful.
The picture is exceptionally sharp and colourful.
Well done and TFS.
- rcrick (68)
- [2009-03-16 23:25]
Great shot of this magic mushroom, I did a simler shot quite a while ago now "http://www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=113997" those colours are amazing, nature does have a way of saying "keep clear" or i'll bite :)
Cheers Rick :)
- albert (2971)
- [2009-03-17 5:25]
Great capture of this beautiful amanita, very good light and colours
Well detailed and interesting note too
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2009-03-17 11:52]
A very nice neat copy of this Fly Agaric. Throughout the growth area around its base is visible. Beautiful. A good picture is never boring Steve, although perhaps a few hundred have been placed on TN.
Regards and TFS BOB
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-03-17 15:37]
Steve,Superb shot. looks like toppings on the bread. Fantastic composition. Ganesh Sorry finished smileys