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Calvatia excipuliformis

Calvatia excipuliformis
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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: 2005-10-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-15 6:20
Viewed: 4940
Points: 12
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Calvatia excipuliformis

Edibility: Edible
Fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
Normal size: 5-15cm
Cap type: Other
Stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
Flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
Spore colour: Light to dark brown
Habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Calvatia excipuliformis (Pers.) Perdek. syn. Lycoperdon saccatum Schaeff. ex Fr. syn. C. saccata (Fr.) Morgan syn. L. excipuliformis Schaeff. ex Pers. Beutel-Stäubling Lycoperdon en sac.
Fruit body 8–20cm high, pestle-shaped, head 3–12cm across, pale buff at first then brownish, outer surface of small spines or warts which soon disappear exposing the yellowish, papery inner wall of which the upper portion breaks away to expose the spores. Gleba purplish-brown at maturity.
Sterile base of sponge-like texture, brownish and occupying the entire stem.
Spores olive-brown, globose and warted, 3.5–5.5µ in diameter.
Habitat on waste ground, heaths, pastures and woodland.
Season late summer to autumn but the sterile stalk and empty cup-like base of the head may persist for many months.
Common. Edible when young.
Distribution, America and Europe.

I found this info RogersMushrooms.

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F:8 - 1/13 - Manual exposure - Minitripod

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-15 6:44]

Very beautiful shot, Filipe!
Excellent detail and sharpness, great POV and DOF and also superb lighing. You really did a magnificent job with this one. I find the workshop very useful, too.
Bravo and TFS

Hello Felipe, excllent colors, bg, POV DOF perfect details great sharpness, great capture, TFS Kyle

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-15 11:47]
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Great details and a fabulous POV. You must spend your whole like lying on your stomach. Lovely colours. I'm certainly starting to see the attraction with fungi

Hi Felipe,
The details are clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and nicely framed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-16 3:33]

Hola Felipe,
Ultra nítida foto con un gradiente de color de fondo precioso. El color de la seta queda perfecto contrastando con el color marrón del fondo. Gran luz suave y cálida.
Un saludo!
José M.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-16 8:03]

Common fungus but very weird at closer look :-) Details are excellent, same as light. Good composition with main subject's brothers on BG. It looks like alien structure from sf movie :-)

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