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Morel Season Already Started

Morel Season Already Started
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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: 2010-04-18
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Ascomycetes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-04-21 8:38
Viewed: 5120
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Trekkers,

Finally spring arrived to the good old Europe, and the local fungi season already started with morels (Morchella, Mitrophora, Verpa generas), the 1st edibles of the years. They're (unlike 'false morels' - Gyromitra genera) spring fungi exclusively. You can see a very typical fruitbody of Verpa bohemica on the pic - a morsel from my dinner that day. :)

Having a great rainy spring here in Hungary, and being one of the editors of the homepage of our fungi association I'll have a bit less time for TrekNature through the season. It doesn't mean I disappear - my speed will be one image per week or one per two weeks, but as many times as my sparetime allows I'll be here to comment Your images. Thanx for Yours in advance.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-04-21 8:54]

Hi Laszlo,nice to see again you me too! What a beautiful pic taken in your famous style and from your prefered POV.There is all the nice atmosphere of the forest that stop to sleep after the winter,great composition and impressive quality as usual.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,LUCIANO

Hello Ladislao
Ŕ bello vedere che dopo un lungo inverno la primavera Ŕ arrivata portando con se un sacco di novitÓ come questo fungo davvero molto particolare. Molto buono l'angolo da cui lo riprendi e ce lo presenti ben incorniciato nella foresta circostante, con ottimi dettagli e luce molto morbida. davvero una bella composizione.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-04-21 10:08]

Witaj Wladyslaw,
Excellent photo, this slender mushroom look very nice in natural environment.
I've tasted this species only once and only in childhood because in my region were other species. I gather mushrooms from over 50 years and know many edible species very well. All the life I live about forests and I'm very glad that my son and granddaughter also like forest and gathering of mushrooms.
Friendly regards, Pawel

hello Laszlo
great picture with very good details and great sharpness
beautiful colours with nice light
i like this fungi
i have surch for morels but not find today
greeting lou

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2010-04-21 12:16]

Hello Laszlo,

Nice picture of this interesting mushroom in progress. I like your pov but the horizontal big trunk behind the head of the mushroom is somewhat distracting. By darkening a litle bit the bg you will be able to emphasize the mushroom head IMHO. Nice composition following the 1/3 rule.

Bye and TFS,


Hello Lazlo "Doctor Mushroom" ... it is good that you've had time to post! ... beautiful portrait of this species, with a special fund managed by f/3.6, excellent environment and a fungus in the foreground superbly defined. I clicked on your link to Fung Association, although I do not understand their language, I have to say that there are very good pictures! Thanks for sharing, We will be waiting your photos every one to two weeks! TFS, Regards,

Hello Laszlo,
Impressive composition with this pretty Verpa bohemica in its environement. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Cheers,

Hi Laszlo

Cool shot of this developing fungi. I have never seen them like this, before the cap opens up, interesting. Good composition, POV and sharpness.


Ciao Lazlo. TFS this strange fungi. The best POV's choise for lightning and colored compo. Very good details and dephting too.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-23 3:38]

Hi MF Laszlo,
What a lovely composition. Very sharp and the curled cap is so well seen in details. The gills is so special here, but most of all the long and beige trunk is stunning.
Nicely presented from our master of Fungi!


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2010-04-24 14:29]

Hello Laszlo
Nice shot with good colors and details. The composition is amazing very natural
Well done

Hello Laszlo
another nice fungi shot from you, the carpet of dried leaves makes a superb BG
the sharpness is excellent
beautiful lighting and superb warm colors
thanks a lot and have a great WE

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-09 19:50]

Hello Laszlo,
A great shot of this little Morel from a very attractive low POV. Looks like this particular one may be drying out a bit, but still a great specimen to dine on.
Nicely composed image with excellent detail and beautiful natural colors. Fine work!!

Dear Laszlo,
I am fascinated by ALL fungi, living in a VERY dry area and never seeing any. However, I am moving in the near future to a very wet place and expect to take photo of fungi in my bathroom...

Judging by the grass, this subject was only 15-20 cm?!? and you were flat on the ground to get this impressive view from underneath.

I like very much the way you controlled the depth of field allowing the viewer to see the "habitat".

I also like the natural colours showing us the 'juicy' appearance of spring.

The perfect focus and exposure make this image a pleasure to view.

Possibly, a more delicate frame might have amplefied the delicate Morel.

Have a nice week-end
Kind regards from South Africa

Can you believe that I have never seen a morel of any kind in my life?
They are common in other parts of Spain, but not very common around here. Although I know some people found them, I didn't :(
Excellent lighting and details in this capture. I know how diffuclt is to pull off something artistic, out of this kaos in the BG, but came out really nice.
Best regards, and thanks for your idents!

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