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Tricholomopsis rutilans

Tricholomopsis rutilans
Photo Information
Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 12:18
Viewed: 4515
Points: 26
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Tricholomopsis rutilans

A striking and easily recognised fungus, Plums and Custard takes its common name from its plum-red scaled cap and crowded custard yellow gills. The flesh is cream-coloured and spore print creamy white. The base colour of the cap under the scales is yellow. The cap is convex and 4–10 cm (1.5–4 in) across. The stipe (stem) is cylindrical and up to 10 cm (4 in) tall with a red scaly base developing to a yellow colour towards the cap. It has no ring or volva.
Distribution and habitat

Tricholomopsis rutilans can be found growing on tree stumps and logs (especially those of spruce) in coniferous woodlands throughout the northern hemisphere, in places as diverse as Ireland, Bulgaria, Ukraine and North-West Russia, in late summer and autumn (June until November). It has also been found, probably accidentally introduced, in Australia and Costa Rica on introduced pine trees. A related species Tricholomopsis decora is also found in conifer woods but is golden in colour, much less common and found at higher altitudes.

Taken on the ground with diffuse flash

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-15 12:30]

Hi Felipe,
Very nice image.Excellent detail and beautiful colours.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Felipe, nice see you again on TN, great POV on lovely fungi, fantastic colors, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-15 13:54]

Hello Felipe,
Love the very low POV you used in this fantastic shot. The detail is exceptional and the coloration is true and natural. Excellent DOF and perfectly exposed.
Are the water droplets under the gills a secretion from the mushroom or just dew? Super work!!

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  • PeakXV Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 544] (3135)
  • [2011-10-15 14:16]

Hello Felipe,

A very detailed study of this fungi with an extremely advantageous point of view, sharp focus, beautiful light, & fine focus. The composition is just wonderful!



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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-15 14:37]

Slav Felipe,
An excellent POV and an excellent result,great macro with wonderful sharpness,details and composition...
Have a nice Sunday!...

Just superb! Fantastic depth of field giving a 3-D effect. Excellent point of view and amazing detail. The little droplets are very nice to see as well as the beautiful colours of this fungus. regards yiannis

Impressive mushroom and impressive POV Felipe! Excellent photo! Interesting composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness!

Great to see you again, my teacher...

How are you? Glad to see your awesome work again, amigo. Even more than the "usual", very high level "extramundi-qquality". Excellent POV, perfect sharpness and details, and very skillful use of flash. Bravo! Fantastic job.

Friendly regards, László

Bonjour Felipe,
Excellent (et difficile) angle de prise de vue valorisant bien le sujet, dans une belle lumičre et sous une excellente profondeur de champ, par l'appréciation de la délicatesse des couleurs et de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-16 2:13]

Hello Felipe,
An impressive fungi-picture! The point of view and the composition of the picture are excellent. I thinks "rutilans" is a godd description of this fungus. Love it.
Kind regards

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2011-10-16 2:30]

Hola Felipe,
extraordinary! Point of view and light are superb.
An excellent picture also with respect to sharpness!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-16 4:20]

Hello Felipe Mateo and Cristina,
splendid composition with a very fresh mushroom taken with great clarity and detail, beautiful natural colours, great depth. Very well done!
Thanks for sharing
PS Your photo collection is splendid!

Hello Filipe,
Fantastic image of this mushroom, it must be the giant of mushrooms. Beautiful colour with excellent detail and good low pov. You must've been lying on the ground. Very well done and tfs.

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