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The Gilled Bolete

The Gilled Bolete
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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: 2010-08-07
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/5.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-21 11:54
Viewed: 5639
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TN Friends,

Today I'd like to show you a very interesting species... a bolete with gills! instead of pores. Scientific name: Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (= Phylloporus pelletieri). The species of the genus are typical boletes, just like a Xerocomus from above - except for the gills, of course. This is the only member of the genera living in Europe, as far as I know. Protected by the laws in Hungary; living mostly in acidophile deciduous forests, in symbiosis with oak, hornbeam or beech. Featured on TrekNature only on this collage, so it's like a semi-debut of Phylloporus rhodoxanthus here. :)

Photo: made on the Zemplén Fungi Festival, in Zemplén Mountains, not too far from Háromhuta village. This was the only occasion in my life when I found this species. Flash, out of hand. No PP at all except for framing, signing, re-sizing and a very small dose of noise reduction.

In the next few days, from Thursday to Sunday, I'll be on a conference in the Underalps region of Hungary, just near the Austrian border. That's why I chose an image from my archives which was also made on a trip of a conference. I hope to arrive home at Sunday evening with lots of useful fungi shots on my memory cards and with more knowledge in my head. :)

Thanx for stopping by and commenting.

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Hi Bareatom,

Fine macro work, i like especially selective foocus here and the mushroom on FG is perfectly sharp. Both contrasts very nicely with the dark green background.
TFS these beauties but be carefull:) because may be my camel spider can eat them completely:)) hehe..
Have a nice and succesfull conference MF!


Hello dear neighbour Laszlo,
Very impressive botele, taken with amazing details. I wish you an interesting conference and beautiful photos. Autumn must be your favourite season! Cheers,

Hello Laszlo,

this are very interesting and i saw this picture it's a bolete but is'nt real a bolete?
Never been heard and been seen.
Good pov and details with exellent sharpness.
Fine natural colours.
In the Netherlands also an Red list specie and very rare.
But there are no literarur that are writing it's a bolete?

Love the lighting here to capture the mushroom gills. Wonderful image.


Hello Lazlo, atractive mushrooms and fine close-up shot with nice point of view and wonderful composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-21 15:10]

Hi Laszlo,
Magnificent capture of this mushrooms.Exposure is spot on,focus couldn't be better.Lighting,POV,DOF are also wonderful.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-21 21:31]

Szia Laci,
Gratulálok ehhez a ritka fajhoz, eredményes gombászást, tapasztalatcserét kívánok!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-21 22:53]

Dear László,
Thank you!
I never knew there was a species of Bolete that had gills! This is a superb classic portrait of this gilled species, absent from my country. Taken from just the right POV with excellent sharpness and colours.
A fine contribution to TN!
Kind regards,

Dear Laszlo
Another gorgeous shot from you of a nice, fat, healthy looking Fungi!

I particularly like the details of the undergrowth at four o'clock of the image and the nice 'wet' colours, which I expect to see in companionship with fungi...

I hope you had a successful conference and enjoyed both the speakers and Fungi on view!

Best Wishes and Greetings

Ciao Lazslo, splendid light on beautiful fungi, wonderful natural ambientation, good warm colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Laszlo,
Thank you for liking my post of the unknown mushroom and also for the workshop version. A very nice capture of these beautiful fungi. Lovely colors with good sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-22 2:00]

Hi Laszlo,you know how i like this point of view and this way to take fungi pics,very beautiful composition and excellent sharpness and natural colors.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-22 5:09]

Hello Laszlo,
Very interesting to read that there are Boletus with gills, which I didn't know at all. I just wonder if they are edible too. Very pleasant picture with low point of view showing well the characteristics of this species. I like too the suggested wood-surrounding.
I wish you good luck for your conference and a lot of fungi-shots!
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-22 7:10]

Hello Laszlo,
Indeed a very interesting species. You photographed it fom a perfect POV in a beautiful environment. Very beautiful colours, great sharp details and a very good composition.

hello Lazslo
great picture with great details wich i have not seen before
great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hallo Laszlo
Stunning image. Fantastic colours. Excellent details. Spot-on focus. What more can I say? Really a pleasure to look at a master photographer of fungi's work. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.
ps. Sorrry I am out of smileys. Did not realize.

Hello Laszlo and happy autumn!
Thanks for sharing this interesting looking and protected Phylloporus pelletieri. Your low view shows of the detail of the gill nicely. Are they protected because they are edible?
Well done.
TFS Janice

merhaba Laszlo Bey,
sorry for my silence. I was in NE corner of Turkiye for a formal meeting during a week. I have been on TN rarely. I can visit your last posts newly. After a looking on this shot, my attention went to your notes. Very interesting species. you nicely captured and presented these mushrooms. focus, POV/DOF and composition great as like light using and colors.many thanks for sharing this work with good informative notes. best regards my friend

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-05 5:35]

Hello MF Laszlo,
a very special capture showing the unique and special gills.
Very special indeed with the thickness and its colours so pleasant.
Very well emphasis for its features and very lively as the lighting is simply right.
Well done.


Hi László. I like shots like this with shallow focus and some created mystery over the whole image. The gill and the close to lens plane is so well defined and the angle and pov is beautifully executed in the frame. Great shot and maybe we can start an association like you have there in Malaysia. Regards - Jusni

Hello Laszlo-A piece of Cake with pastry!Beautiful Fungi.Perfect use of flash here to illuminate the subject details.Can't say much!Limited knowledge and limited word to describe it.Thanks for such beautiful picture.Regards and have a nice day tomorrow-Srikumar

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