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Fly aqaric

Fly aqaric
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A700, Minolta 50mm 1.7
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/13 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-12 0:50
Viewed: 3303
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This section is about the use of the Fly-Agaric mushroom, for medicinal and spiritual use, by the Celtic and Pre-Celtic people of Ireland. This is probably the most well known fungi because of it's association with the fairy folk, was a very important fungi to the Druids of the Celtic tribes. It was referred to as the 'Flesh of the gods', or 'Food of the Gods' because they believed that they were in direct communication with the Earth and the Universe when they consumed this Fungi. Although all the Celtic people consumed Liberty caps, the Fly-Agaric was usually only taken by the Druids and other magic users. It was considered too powerful for those not trained in the higher levels of the mind.
This Fungus contains some very powerful psychotropic compounds. These fungi are the fruit of an Organism that can live to be thousands of years old. Most of this organism is the root system with only the fruit being seen here in the photo. The fruit of this organism is well known but few realise the fruit found over a certain area will usually all be from the one organism.

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Hello Ton! Amazing macro, perfect colours, ideal contrast and sharpness. Well done!

This is a great immage with wonderfull details.
Interesting colours of this mushroom.

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  • hansh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 1 N: 741] (2762)
  • [2009-11-12 11:27]

Hallo Ton.

Een mooie foto van deze vliegenzwam waaruit een paar hpajes al genomen zijn.
Compositie vind ik erg mooi.

Gr. Hans

hallo Ton
een heel mooi compositie van af de grond
erg goed van scherpte en mooi achtergrond
een SUPER shot
groetjes lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-12 14:18]

Hallo Ton,
Deze heb ik vorige week ook hier op TN gezet. De rode hoed met witte stippen en de witte steel zorgen altijd voor een opvallende foto. Vanuit een uitstekend laag standpunt genomen. Goede scherpte en mooie kleuren, ook in de vage achtergrond. Perfecte compositie.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-12 15:46]

Hi Ton,this low point of view was decisive for the beauty of this pic.What a impressive macro,great sharpness and colors and very nice autumn background too.A very professional composition,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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