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Little Blue Beauty

Little Blue Beauty
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-23
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-05 16:43
Viewed: 4918
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After my last grotesque post,I thought something a little more pleasing to the eye might be appreciated.
Even though it has been wet this year,and fungi season hasn't been what it might have, there were still a few of these beautiful 'Sky Blue' mushrooms to be found in the forest at Arnold River.
Entoloma hochstetteri are found in the warm damp forests of the West Coast, and parts of the North Island, between March and May.
The season might vary from year to year,but during those months they are most abundant.
The plateau above the Arnold River,near Lake Brunner,or Moana,is the perfect environment for a wide range of fungi,including Entoloma, Hygrocybes, Humidicutis, Bisporella, Heterotextus and Hypholoma.
Over the last couple of seasons I have posted lots of photos of fungi of every shape and colour from this remarkable place.
I still have a few fungi fotos left from this seasons forays to the fungi forests,so I'll be posting more of those soon too.
Hope you like this one.
Thanks for looking,

jeanpaul, Miss_Piggy, Hormon_Manyer, valy67, albert, Mimoore54, Chiza has marked this note useful
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Hi Steve
Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce beau champignon que je découvre pour la premičre fois.Les Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté. Bravo et merci...JP

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-06-05 21:22]

Hi Steve,
Wonderful shot of this fungi and that blue colours looks so beautiful. This natural habitat looks great too. Very pleasing image indeed. Excellent POV and DOF. Kudos.

Hallo Steve
Yes this is indeed a beauty, which displays well against the green leaves of the plant against which the fungi was photographed. I like the natural surrounding, and the dried leaves that are slightly visible. Thanks for sharing this little blue umbrella with its long stem. Best regards.

Hi Steve,
This specie's wonderful as always - and Your photo's wonderful as always. Great playing with lights and shadows, quite artistical shot with perfectly chosen shutter speed. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-06 1:27]

Hello Steve,
Great photo. The blue of the fungi stands out very beautiul against the BG. Beautiful natural colours and good sharpness and details, taken from an excellent POV.
Have a good weekend,

Esteve, you're a master in this photo fungi. I like a lot of wonderful brightness of this picture. Appreciating the full details. Captured very well the environment in foliage and other details at the bottom. The color of the fungus, looks natural and beautiful. A picture that is refreshing. Greetings and thanks for sharing.

Happy sunday!


Hi Steve

Ahh, my favourite fungi. Contrsats well with teh green fern.
Good sharpness.


hello Steve
this is a beautiful fungi
great composition with a nice light on the back
super colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-06-06 12:38]

Hello Steve !
o matter how often I see this mushroo, I will never stop being amazed by its color - such a wonderful blue ! I also like how you have captured this one, in front of the lovely geen plants. Details are excellent, as well as composition and colors. Very well done !

Hello Steve,
I like your stange mushrooms serie
All great photos with stunning colours

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-07-27 5:07]

Hi Lord,
such a beautiful shot. Nicely placed and great blue colours that stands out brilliantly against the green leaves. The tall neck is very excitig to note.


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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2010-01-18 20:26]

Hellow Steve,
Nice capture of this uniquely coloured fungi with good sharpness and well composed.Nice contrast of green and blue, well done.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2010-04-29 19:20]

Hola Steve: Una hermosa toma de este exótico hongo que jamás había visto...saludos y muy buena información...

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