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Panaeolus specie

Panaeolus specie
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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: 2005-11-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, 50-60 points (chapter 5) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-18 15:01
Viewed: 4197
Points: 50
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Panaeolus species.

As I dont know the exact Panaeolus specie of this one, some general "magic" info.

There were at least a dozen species of psilocybian fungi known from Mexico.
According to Guzmán (1983), more than two dozen species and subspecies are currently used by Indians in Mesoamerica. Most of the sacred species belong to the genus Psilocybe, however, some researchers have found that some species of Panaeolus and one Conocybe may still be used (Schultes and Hofmann 1973, 1979, see Allen, 1997).

Panaeolus sprinctrinus var. campanulatus was originally described by Schultes (1939) as being the enigmatic mushroom of the ancient Aztecs empire. It was this particular species, which Schultes once believed to be the original teonanácatl mushroom. The word appears in several historical works, records written by the Spanish clergy, botanists and historians, many of whom described a fungus used in magico-religious ceremonies during the precolombian era (Schultes 1939, 1940).

The name "teonanácatl" was probably used by the Aztecs to describe several species of mushrooms which they used ceremonially, and most likely did not apply to one particular species. Today in contemporary Mexico, no shaman, curandera, brujo, sabio nor other native healer who employs the sacred mushrooms has been observe to refer to them as "teonanácatl."

I found this info HERE

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/1000 - Manual exposure - Flash - Handheld

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Wow, I wish I was a butterfly, hide from the rain under such a giantic umbrella. ;-)

Excellent POV and wonderful focus :)

Fantastic POV my friend! This is a brilliant picture! Excellent colours, lighting and framing too. This is a wonderful composition. Thank you Felipe.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-18 16:29]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful capture.I liked unusual POV,lighting,details and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Amazing shot of this psilocybian Felipe! Low shot towards to sky is great here. It always works! Interesting and different mushroom photo absolutely. Thank you!

Wooow, muy bonita!!!
I like POV, DOF and colours. Well done.

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  • Rita Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 31 W: 18 N: 30] (116)
  • [2006-05-18 18:01]

An excellent register in macro, with harmonious colors and tonalities, good definition, great depth, rich framing

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  • clack (98)
  • [2006-05-18 18:05]

I like this photo!
Nice composition and colors, sharpness shows the lines of the mushroom and it is having a good DOF.
I learned from your photo!

Hi Felipe,
This is a superb shot. I love the low POV used here. A great job with the fill flash exposure to fill the underside of the cap. Beautiful colors and tack sharp detail. Looks great!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-05-18 19:25]

Hi Felipe,
Fantastis shot! Excellent POV, perfect lighting, sharp details and very nice background.
Very well done!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-05-19 1:04]

This looks like an ancient sun-umbrella!! Good one Felipe, I like it very much... Good sharpness and details, and excellent POV. Well done,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-19 1:39]

Wow ! What a beautiful shot that you have very well done ! I like the original POV and the nice effect of flash. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-05-19 2:10]

Hi Filipe, super interesting POV, with the bright colours its a very original posting.
TFS Reina

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-05-19 3:51]

Felipe bonjour, super ce champignon avec le ciel en BG, ce n'est pas habituel comme POV!! Texture bien reproduite et jolies couleurs, mes félicitations, Didier.

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  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2006-05-19 4:15]

Felipe Mateo and Cristina, your capture-composition is absolutely fantastic, serving all the photographic rules with great DoF and light.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Felipe,
Wow, this is a superb shot! I would say very exceptional actually. Hope you didn't help yourself with the magic mushroom before taking that shot! ;-)
I really like it! I have a thing about blue BGs and this one is superb! Perfect quality and lovely colours too.

Hello Felipe,
The "spotlight" effect works well here, adding some "drama" to the shot :)
This effect is even more dramatic with the subject to sky contrast I see..
Great DOF, detail, and a creative POV/composition.
Very nicely done and have a Great Weekend!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-05-19 9:00]

Hello Filipe,
great POV, this mushroom looks gigantic. Superp colors and excellent details.
Great composition.

Wow! this is a cool perspective plus a good flash fill exposure show all the intricate detail under that shroon. :)


I like the POV and composition of the pic. The dark BG compliments the subject and shows good detail. The lighhting here is also very good. TFs,

Hola Felipe,
Siempre nos maravillas con tus hermosas fotos y puntos de vista y este es espectacular. Muy imaginativa, con excelente composición y detalles. La nota por lo demás es muy buena y cocisa.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-05-21 13:20]

Hi Cristina and Felipe!
Party on the beach :-) ? This fungus remainds me umbrellas from beach in tropical holiday resort. Very good use of flash, DOF and colours as always great. I love 'holiday' POV. Party is on :-)

Me resulta muy interesante el encuadre contra cielo que eligio, ademas del juego de luz y sombra que es armonioso EXCELENTE!!!!

so cute pictruees;-)

Hi Felipe,

So good to hear from you again. I trust you are keeping well. This is a very unusual angle but it works for me. The light and the BG adds a lot of depth to it. Great shot all round. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-22 18:18]

Love this one! Excellent POV and great background. Well done & TFS!


I love the effect of this shot. Lighting is awsome, detail and sharpness is perfect and the DOF is perfect. I love this shot.

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