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Mysterious Waxgill

Mysterious Waxgill
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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: 2010-05-10
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 0:32
Viewed: 5438
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just this autumn (March to June) I've been finding these unusual waxgills with green stems and mauve tops.
They almost seem to be like a cross between Hygrocybe stevensoniae and Hygrocybe versicolor
It has been suggested to me that this might be a form of H.versicolor but without examining the spores microscopically we cannot know for certain.
It certainly is an attractive little mushroom though, and one of my favourites, if not my favourite.

I lit this once again using my PETZL LED headlamp at a small distance,with a diffuser over the light.

Cheers & thanks for looking.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-04 0:44]

Hi Steve,
Another beauty in fantastic colours and gorgeous light. Perfect POV. Great sharpness and details. A wonderful environment.

Hi Steve

A very beautiful small fungi. Expertly captured and presented, the textures and details are suberb. Great DOf and POV. Excellent work


Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this waxgill mushroom. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-04 4:24]

Hello Steve,
A wonderful light illuminates this fine fungi-picture! You seem to have found out how to use perfectly your headlamp. The result is very convincing! The composition and sharpness are excellent too. Bravo!
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-04 4:39]

Hello Steve,
what a beautiful fungus. Very special composition that show its delicate and fragility. The shines and transluscence is so outstanding. How i like the mosses too.
Lovely capture and a very skilfull presentation.
I got SX10 IS too....so I know this is still far for me.


It looks like "jelly candy" to me :)
A very beautiful specie, I like it very much.
You photo is great, amazing details and the pale colours are lovely captured. We can see the green light reflection of the moss in the stem, which I suppose is translucent.
Just how I like them, big and detailed.
Congratulations, Felipe.

Hello Steve,
Good heavens, what I can say ...? is a fungus made of glass, ... really awesome, this photo shows perfectly! ... Miraculous vision! Congratualations and thanks!

hello Steve
beautiful colours and great sharpness
the details are very good to see
great shot
greeting lou

Your pet LED is quite the trick but so is getting such good focus on the ground....a place which now takes 3 strongman to lift me off:-)

Good Morning Steve,

Another fantastic close-up of this really mysterious mushroom, you've presented it really well. Good use of the DOF, helps to keep full focus on the mushroom in the middle of the frame. This beauty almost looks like it's made of jelly:)
TFS and have a nice day and WE MF!


Hi Steve,
All I can say is WOW, this is what fairy tales are made of. You have managed to capture this mushroom so beautifully I feel like writing a fairy tale about it. Stunning!! Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Steve,
A great photo, the Petze led lamp seems to work well, a good idea ! I will try it too under poor light conditions

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-06 21:57]

Hello Steve,
I can definitely see why this is becomming one of your favorites. What a gorgeous yet unusual looking mushroom, I have never seen anything like it. Exceptional detail and the color is awesome. Superb shot!!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-08 1:37]

A beautiful shot of this delicate species of mushroom Steve.
I like the pastel colours and the composition with the moss of its natural BG with the the stem showing well against the darker part of the moss and the light edge of the hat makes the shot almost 3-D,
Great work that is a pleasure to view.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hello Steve,

what a great fungishot and this one I never been seen, a beaty from a fungi.
Exellent sharpness, good low pov with fine colours.


Really nice Steve, like the natural framing and color.
Especially like the green stem and contrasting "mauve" top.
Well done! :)

This one is really cool! It really looks as though it was made of glass or gelatin. I can see why you see this as a favorite. Your LED turned it into a fiber-optic mushroom.

Dear Steve
I have not visited your gallery for a long time since I was in field trip and other academic facilities. I am very glad to re-discover your gallery and mushroom shots. This is great fungi shot in your master quality. focus and light using great. also green mosses give a richness to composition. thanks for sharing.
best regards

What a magnificent capture Steve. Your preparation relevant to the lighting has allowed every detail to be visible with just the right exposure and the colours are fantastic. Impressive.



Ciao Steve. An outstandig fantastic show with perfect light's management an razord details. Wght fascinating shot!


great portrait, TFS Ori

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