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The Quiet Family

The Quiet Family
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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: 2010-08-21
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Unique pov [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-17 23:20
Viewed: 4295
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

In the past few days I was quite busy (beside my civil work) with the homepage and other works of our fungi club, so I'm glad I have a short break from everything today.

I'd like to show You a common (at least in Europe) mushroom species, which didn't feature on TrekNature before. Lactarius quietus, the oak milkcap is very common in the oak forests of Hungary. Lactarius is a huge genus with hundreds of species, which all have milk hyphas in their fruitbodies, so each species give off milk-alike juice after breaking or cutting most of all the gills. Taxonomic position of Lactarius quietus (Fr.) Fr. within the genera: Russularia subgenus, Russularia section. Not edible.

The concentric zones on the cap aren't too common marks of this species, so on workshop1 you can see a more typical specimen, while on ws2 please check out the milk color: white / cream white, no color change on the air.

Photo: I found this little family with two ultra-small specimens on a trip in my vacation, near Alsóörs village, in the mountains called Balaton Highlands. 1/6 seconds with f/8, out of hand. PP: levels, moderate cropping, noise reduction, selective sharpening, framing, signing, re-sizing.

Thanks for your comments in advance.

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Hi Wladyslaw,
This species is very common our forests and is edible but we don't gathering them. Very similar is Lactarius deliciosus which is very very tasty. I found a few days ago first but even took his photo.
Yours photo like me in natural place. This species can recognise by its underside.
Regards, Pawel
P.S. We have large number very tasty mushrooms in the forests.

Hi Laszlo. Awesome macro of this mushroom family! Its hat looks like saturn:)
Great details and nice composition!
Great POV.
TFS. Kind regards,

Ciao Lazlo. Good sharp and detasl with intrigant light trought the wild environment.


Hello Laszlo, excellent shot of these interesting shaped mushrooms:).
Nice composition, details and colours.
TFS and regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-18 22:46]

Hi Laszlo.
What a cute pair of mushrooms you have pictured. Both mushrooms next each to other are looked nicely. As usual reproduction of all featured of the subject is great and natural and very cute surroundings are represented nicely too. My compliments and TFS.

Hello Herbert,

yes it's common but you must find it.
mayby I have been photographed this specie but the
good pov and details and sharpness.
fine colours.
After the flowers I start also with my fungi and i think i need a little help.


Hello Laszlo,
Outstanding capture with perfect details and focus. Great composition.
Interesting mushroom. Very fine colours.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-09-19 9:15]

Hi Laszlo,
Good to see you again!
I love this shot and your clever caption!
The size difference is quite striking,
and the tiny wee one is just... tiny!
A very interesting composition.
TFS. ; )

Hola Laszlo,
primo decirte que es un placer que hagas trabajos con mis fotografías,
además tú eres un buen fotógrafo y siempre se aprende.
Gracias por tu trabajo y tus comentarios a mi fotografía.
Tu toma es un interesante juego con la luz y los detalles; como siempre
tus trabajos siempre aportan algo nuevo.
Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Ladislao,
splendida presentazione di questo fungo, ottimo il punto di ripresa per mostrarci anche delle meravigliose "miniature", molto bello il contrasto dei colori in una composizione ben bilanciata.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-21 0:55]

Hello MF Laszlo,
very special capture of the family. The little one is so exciting to note under the canopy of its mother. The colours are well contrasted and the top view is exciting. You have shown the surrounding of mossses very well.
Very nice capture of the fungi in its environment.
Well done.


Hi Bareatom:) -i am laughing while writing:)-

An amazing presentation of this milkcap:) with great technical quality and useful notes as usual.
BTW the litle one crab my attention:) that is the why i am laughing:D {*_*}

Have a funny day MF!


Hello László.
Wonderful title you have here and well depicted with fabulous capture of the duo. The contrasting sizes are well spotted with image that is sharp and well exposed details.

Thanks for the analogy of my snail and Alex Yoong - that makes me smile even when I am typing this.

Greetings from Malaysia - Jusni

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