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Pholiota squarrosa

Pholiota squarrosa
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 12:47
Viewed: 11779
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Scaly pholiota – Scientific name : Pholiota squarrosa – Family : Strophariaceae.
Description : cap 5-15 cm broad, convex, fleshy ; surface scaly, saffron-yellow to yellow-brown with brown, thick and close scales; flesh thick, pale to yellowy ; taste and odor radish.
Gills : adnate to subdecurrent, close, yellowish in young, greenish-brown to dark-brown in age.
Stipe : up to 12 cm tall, 1.5-2.5 cm thick, witn the same colour as cap, equal, solid, with annulus, scaly.
Spores : elliptical, smooth. Spore print ochre.
Habitat : grow in clusters on stumps and dead logs of hardwoods ; fruiting from August to October.
Edibility : not recommended, because some people can eat it but others have had severe adverse reactions.
Photo : Resized, adjust levels, framed in 800x600 and add the title. Camera Canon IXUS 400 - Focal 36mm equiv - Macro mode - Aperture f2.8 – Iso 200 - Speed 1/20s - Handheld - No flash – Poor light - File JPG fine.
I hope that colors are right because since I bought a laptop PC I am lost with its bright LCD screen...

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Hello Christian

, excellent use of light perfect POV Great dof nicly composed and great details,

TFs Kyle

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-08 12:56]

Hi Christian,

It's almost spring and time for captures like this. This is a wonderful constellation with great colors and sharpness. I also like the depth in this photo.


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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-09-08 13:05]

Bonjour Christian,
EXcelente composition et une magnifique texture avec une très belle lumière et de bons détails.
Merci pour le partage

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  • gothy Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 2] (254)
  • [2006-09-08 13:11]

bonjour Christian
A defaut de les touchers on peut les voirs
tres belle lumiere

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-08 13:21]

Hello Christian,
Crisp clear close up.Details,POV,sharpness,3D effect,colors,lighting and composition are wonderful.
Excellent work!

Perfect picture.Great details, colours and sharp.TFS.


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-08 14:33]

Wow... bella agrupación la que has captado Christian.
Excelente POV y composición, que muestra estos especímenes con colorido y nitidez.
Adecuado encuadre y DOF, que a pesar de ser tan ajustado, incluyó en foco a todos los hongos.
TFS y saludos... Ricardo

Wow... beautiful grouping that you have captured Christian.
Excellent POV and composition that it shows these specimens with coloring and clarity.
Appropriate framing and DOF that in spite of being so adjusted, it included in focus to all the mushrooms.
TFS and regards... Ricardo

Bonjour Christian,
Ces pholiotes écailleuses sont vraiment magnifiques. Superbe composition avec de belles couleurs et de bons détails.

Una macrofoto con excelente nitidez de este extraño y piloso hongo con una agrupacion apretada pro permite ver todo los ejemplares en detalle!!!!!

Awesome macro Christian,
Superb sharpness & detail.
Perfect colors and light..
Well composed with an excellent POV, and a great note.
Very well done!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-08 16:40]

Hi Christian,
A very effective composition with a very good use of dov. Perfect light, pov and colors. A nice shot!
TFS, José M.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-08 16:53]

WOW Taz, this is great! I like your POV and composition, and the mushrooms are so sharp and 'real'. You must be very happy with this image, but no, I won't eat them!
Good one my friend,

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-09-08 16:54]

Très belle présentation de ces champignons Christian. Les champignons sont des beautées de la nature et ils méritent notre attention. Merci de nous le rappeller.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-08 22:44]

Bonjour Christian,
What an attractive group of mushrooms.
Excellent composition with sharp details that show off well saturated colors and interesting textures.
Very well done, mon ami.
Merci pour le partage. : )

hi Christian,

Great looking specie. Good detailed photo.
In my country is regarded as edible. I don't recall anybody to have adverse reactions after eating this. On the other hand, caution is a rule for a mushroom picker.

Regards, Petru

De toute beauté... mais ce n'est pas une surprise... merci

Bonjour Chrisitan !
Voilà un bien joli groupe de champignons velus ! Tout est parfait, comme d'ahbitude chez vous : belles couleurs et super détails, jolie composition, joli POV, magnifique DOF... Je sentirais presque l'odeur de ces jolis champignons ! :-) Félicitations !

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-09 9:25]

Bonjour Christian,
excellent composition with such great details and wonderul colors. POV, sharpness and DOF are great.

Hi Chistian,
WOW! that is some amazing textures on that grouping of fungi! Your exposure was perfect here. Beautiful subtle colors and sharp detail.
Very unique looking. SUPERB!

I have never found this one in such a imaculate shape, always dirty and old. Thise ones look just fantastic.
Excellent POV, lights and colours.
You have mastered the use of your IXUS, keep surprising me shot by shot. Best regards, MF.
PD: What a lot of great ones you set me, congratulations. I would like to visit your forest, it looks a fairy tale place for mushrooms lovers.

  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-09 14:00]

fantastic mushrooms composition my compliments fot this very good composition, good from quality and good from pov, very nice job.
gr. jaap

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-09-09 15:53]

Bonjour Christian, ces champignons sont tout à fait magnifiques. Bien cadrée, bien exposée cette photo est un régal pour les yeux. Bravo et merci.


Hello Christian, very good capture. Great POV and perfect exposure and details. Your Ixus has done an excellent job, in the right hand of course. Very well done.

Hi Christian

Well done on a great shot. Lovely details you show here. Good low POV. TFS.

Hello my friend,
yes it´s fungi time in europe. This is an excellent mushroom picture. I like it very much. Excellent sharpness, details, great POV and very nice colours. This is a great composition with an excellent note too. Thank you Christian. Have a great week an enjoy the rest of the sunday.

p.s.: yesterday I found many Boletaceae. ;-))

Hi, Christian.
It's very nice one. Exposure and composition are just excellent. Natural surroundings. Very sharp and rich detail.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-10 5:20]

Bonjour Christian, une photo en relief sans lunettes speciales!! Bravo pour le rendu de la structure des champignons, belle composition et tapis de mousse plein de fraicheur. Félicitations, Didier.

Hello Christian,
A perfect and eye opening picture. Composition, sharpness, exposure are great. Regards,

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-09-11 13:49]

Hi Christian,
Excellent Fungi composition my friend.
I like your pov,dof,colors,focus,angle,details,note and framing.Well Done.TFS

Bonsoir Christian.
Un grand bravo pour cette image de champignon magnifiquement représenté dans cette image aux couleurs splendide.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-28 22:01]

Hello Christian

Beautiful colours and composition.Excellent DOF and POV.This is a beautiful fungi photo.TFS


bonjour christian
jolie presentation de ces champignons qui semble etre juste bon a etre photographier(avec talent d'ailleurs).
merci pour la note.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-10-04 14:20]

Hi Chiristian
Beautiful shot and composition. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV.
Well done my friend


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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-08 7:00]

Cześć Christian. Piękne Łuskwiaki, super fotka. Kompozycja i kolory nienaganne.

This is an excellent shot Christian! I like these shroons alot they definitely have character. It's like an elephant version of the wooly mammoth but you can call them 'Wooley Mammoth Mushrooms' with all that hair. :)

Beau les champignons, heureusement que vous expliquez qu’ils ne sont pas ou peu comestibles, j’allais mordre dedans, tellement la photo fait réelle. Thomas

Bonjour Christian,
Excellent macro shot with crystal clear sharpness and very nice colours. I add it to my faves - this tells more than some more clichés. Congrats and tfs. Best wishes, László from Hungary

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