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Tricky development

Tricky development
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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: 2004
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 6:01
Viewed: 3405
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think this might be a Clitocybe or Pseudoclitocybe. The shape is a good clue, but I could not found a convincing specie in my books or in the net so small and with this colour.

This are very tricky. Each time I went to the forest I found a different shape and colour.
In the first shot, when it is very young, it has blue or velvet colurs and a strange chinese hat.
As you can see in the second image then the stem grows a lot and turns to beige colours.
In the third photo, the cap turns up while it grows bigger and also becomes more pale, similar to the stem.
In the last big view, when they are totally developed, the colour becomes darker, changing into browns with metallic shines.

You can imagine, that it was not easy to notice that all these shots, and other not seen here, belonged to the same specie. That is why it is very useful to be constant and hunt for fungi in the sames places different days or even years, to see several stages of same species helps a lot when looking for and ident.

Hope you like!

Sony F-717 - F8 - 0.5 sec - ISO100 - Aperture priority - On the ground - 2004/11/07
Sony F-717 - F8 - 0.25 sec - ISO100 - Manual exposure - On the ground - 2005/10/25
Sony F-717 - F8 - 0.5 sec - ISO100 - Aperture priority - Minitripod - 2005/10/25
Canon 350D - F9 - 1 sec. - ISO200 - Aperture priority - Tripod - 2005/11/05

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-09-16 6:14]

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful captures and collage.Every frame is crisp clear and razorsharp.Colors,framing,presentation and your informative note are excellent.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-16 6:28]
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Ya no me asombran, pero sí me siguen maravillando la diversidad y ambientes de tus hongos querido amigo.
Otra impresionate composición.
Estas diferentes capturas con gran POV en todas ellas mostrando el entorno maravilloso donde los encuentras, el colorido y los contrastes (dime la verdad... las hojas de la imagen inferior de tan bellos tonos... estaban allí o son parte de la colaboración de Cristina en la puesta en escena?).
Felicitaciones Felipe.
Con admiración... Ricardo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-16 6:59]

They look like chimneys for fairies and elves Felipe! The floor of the bush here is beautiful, and the photos so sharp...all well captured too... You have opened my eyes up to these fungi, and you even have me looking for them too. (Not now, but last autumn!)
Cheers and thank you

What an interesting range of forms and colour as it matures I have know idea what it could be. A nice collection of sharp images set against the green back ground.

Fantastic presentation Felipe,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
superb colours, lighting and exposure. Each image is absolutely brilliant.
Well composed.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-09-16 10:46]

Amazing transformation of this funghi. Every part of it seems to change. Beautiful shot of the ground.

Hi Felipe,
Beautiful pictures and excellent macro mosaics. The colors and forms are great.
Very good work!


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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-16 11:57]

Hallo Felipe Mateo and Cristina,
a very nice photo series of this mushroom. Besides that the pictures are perfect they teach us in biology. Excellent sharpness and colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Flipe, beautiful composission of these small mushrooms.
Friendly, Arnaud.

Hola Felipe,
I see you keep producing these amazing mushrooms images - I love them.
I'm afraid this year is very bad for mushrooms in southern Finland - it simply did not rain enough, forests that are normally full of mushrooms have none this year.
TFS - Shir.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-09-16 13:10]

You have put together a selection of stages of this fungi that are so clear and sharp it is amazing.

The composition works really well.


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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-16 14:22]

Great selection, they all look wonderful and I like them as a set. The composition is nice. It is good to see some of the environment they grow in. The greens are vibrant. Excellent details and POV



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-16 17:07]

Hi Filipe

This is really a great collage!
At first i didn't think they were the same species. Great note, btw.
I like the first one the post...look like an arrow or a rocket :))
Oh...and one more thing...that's probably the biggest EXIF i've seen in a note :)


De todas las imágenes no sabría con cual de ellas quedarme: son todas preciosas.
Hermoso color, contraste excelente...
Saludos, JL.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-17 4:59]
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Hola Felipe|Cristina,
Muy buen collage con la evolución de esta seta. Los detalles, el color y la perfección de las fotos es extraordinario. El fondo de pino es precioso.
Un saludo, José M.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-17 8:19]

Hello Filipe,
great collection of funghi. Your collage is very well put together with wonderful detailed shots. This gives very interesting and informative view of this species. Very nice work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-20 2:25]

Another beautiful collage made with the Sony ;-) I know "Clitocybe geotropa" bigger, but I have never see these smaller species... Who will find ID ?
Congratulations my friend.

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