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Boletus pinicola

Boletus pinicola
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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: 2006-09-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-07 6:31
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Boletus pinicola. Thanks Marco for the ident.

edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Simple stem
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Boletus pinicola (Vitt.) Venturi syn. B. edulis var pinicola Vitt. Kieferensteinpilz Cèpe des pins, Cèpe acajou Cap 8–20cm, red brown or chestnut, with a white margin, smooth and greasy at first then dry and slightly downy. Stem robust, becoming wider and darker brown below, covered in a fine whitish or cinnamon net which bruises red. Flesh whitish, becoming deep vinaceous below cuticle when cut. Taste and smell pleasant. Tubes whitish, then greenish yellow. Pores small, white, then greenish yellow, finally olivaceous. Spore print olivaceous snuff-brown. Spores subfusiform, 13–17 x 4–5µ. Habitat in coniferous woods. Season late spring until as late as November. Rare. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/125 - Manual exposure - Diffuse flash - Tripod

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Sarcodon: Thanks very much.extramundi 2 10-11 05:35
To ppmiranda: O tamanho do cogumelo.extramundi 1 10-10 16:14
To wishnugaruda: I also eat them :bextramundi 1 10-07 06:56
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Hallo Felipe
Excellent capture,great colours and texture,TFS.

Hi Felipe,
it looks very delicious - hmmmm, with cream and parsley and potatoes ....
Do you only make photos of them or do you also eat the best of them ;-)
Anyway it's a beautiful shot, a real beauty looking under his head, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-07 6:43]
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Hello Felipe,
Your fine sharp shot makes my mouth water, as this is very good to eat. Nice comp and the detail is good that you can see the little fly maggot that also like to eat this mushroom.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hola Felipe,
Exellent macro.wonderful sharpness and lovely colours.


Nice shot with good controlled lighting I like the POV nice shallow DOF the foreground nicely proportioned. rgds Necip.

Hi Felipe,
a nice picture of this well tasted fungi.
The POV is very good as well the handle of the fill-in flash.
Good details and POV. I like the warm colours too.
Well done, my friend.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-07 7:19]
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Hello Felipe,
Excellent close up.POV,lighting,clear details,colors,framing and composition are wonderful.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-07 7:27]

Hallo Felipe,
you show an impressive picture of this mushroom from an interesting perspective disclosing details in particular of the cap underside. The well managed light adds to the quality of the image.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-07 7:29]

Hi Filipe

Great shot of this mushroom!
I really like the POV, the very nice sharp details, the great lighting and the impecable DOF.
The BG and FG both work really well in this case.
Well framed and composed.

Bravo and TFS

Hola Felipe!
Thanks to very low POV this shot gives unusual view of this... tasty looking mushroom (I can't stop thinking about that combination with cream and parsley that Sabine mentioned). Excellent use of flash. Enhorabuena y saludos,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-07 7:36]

Me fascina Felipe, lo digo verdaderamente.
Puedes decirme con que tripóde te ayudas para estas capturas?
Si los más altos de estos hongos tienen 15 cms... a que altura colocas la lente para obtener este POV.
En este caso, LA F828 ha funcionado a las mil maravillas... los detalles y texturas que se aprecian son excelentes.
También debo reconocer que la iluminación es muy adecuada, sin brillos ni sobre exposiciones a pesar de la distancia (usar el difusor de papel?).
Otra presentación para catálogo... y espero que para la mesa de los comensales.
Un fuerte abrazo... Ricardo

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-10-07 7:39]

Hi Felipe,

A great close up with a perfect low POV,very sharp and detailed,well done and TFS,


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-07 7:53]

Hi Felipe,

Excellent shot. Great POV and good exposure. Well done & TFS!

wow, from your POV it looks like an enourmus mushroom! Neat!..Love it! TFS
Donna :o)


Wow! Very nice shot here. I love the POV. Great framing.


bonjour felipe
le point de vue est original et donne de l'ampleur a ce bolet,par contre il me semble qu'il n'est pas comestible,je vais lire la note pour en savoir plus.

Hello Felipe,
Dynamite stuff, This one rocks! (can you say that about fungi?) ;-)
Expertly executed & presented..you da man!
Very well done mf.

Hi Filipe,
i really love these colourful boletes. This one looks wonderful! pov is interesting and i love it. Sharpness is great all on the cap and the stem. That mosses i always like with the mushrooms. Really a great bg with that blurry trees. A favourite shot!
btw, there is a wormy friend which has the same hobby (mushrooming) like us, on the edge of the cap :-)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-10-07 14:25]

Hello Felipe , What a beauty mushroom , fantastic shot , i lke it ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-07 14:51]

Hello C&F!

Bon apetite! Looks very good and was very tasty I bet :-) Perfect POV and details. As always excellnt use of flash. Real king of forest. I like composition with mosses on FG. By the way - we're mushrooming today, but didn't fond any Boletus.

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-10-07 16:17]

Hello Felipe and Cristina!
very well composed picture of the bolete. In the Czech rep we love mushrooming and this one is really very nice! Great colours and sharp details!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-07 17:10]

Impressive. This has really beautiful colours. Great exposure, POV and sharpness. Lovely textures.



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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-07 22:30]

Hi Felipe,
Good picture. Good POV and sharpness. So I see the house, but where are the Smurfs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smurfs)
Regards, Francois

Hi Felipe

Awesome shot. I like the POV. The quality of the shot is impressive. Textures and patterns are clearly seen and the colours are well saturated. Nice camera work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-08 1:57]

Woooooooooow ! Superb catch !!! I am jalous. The mushroom is wonderful and you made an excellent shot of it. The exposure with flash is great. Low POV, colors, sharpness and DOF are super. Keep this camera ;-)
Congratulations my friend and TFS

I am constantly amazed at the way the Sony brings out the texture detail in your fungi shots, beautiful.

Great POV, DOF and composition as usual, well done.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-10-08 10:17]

Hi Felipe.
This mushroom is more than a reality. This picture is more than outstanding. Fantastic POV, fantastic details and sharpness of the mushroom, fantastic colours and composition. Bravo-o-o.
TFS and my best regards,

Very, very impress Felipe Mateo and Cristina.

Hello Felipe,
this is a fantastic picture! Excellent POV, sharpness, details and great colours. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-08 16:36]

Hola Felipe Mateo | Cristina,
Un punto de vista bajo tierra diría yo que hace parece a la seta una casita de nomos. Preciosa luz, bellos colores y bellísima forma la de esta seta. Un trabajo fenomenal!
Un saludo, José M.
PS. La seta parece que está horneada y lista para comer.

Não me canso de olhar esta foto. Qual era o tamanho aproximado deste exemplar?

Buenas a los dos, la verdad es que con vosotros me voy a hacer una guía de campo de setas. Las fotos magníficas. Un saludo

Jose Luis

Hi Felipe and Cristina,

are you sure this is Xerocomus badius (Fries 1818) Kuhner?
I think it is Boletus pinophilus Pilát & Dermek 1973. Check it on your book or in Internet.

by (Marco)

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  • fryz Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 2 N: 3] (120)
  • [2006-10-09 14:47]

hummm j'adore!!!
très belle mise en valeur
netteté top

Hola Felipe y Cristina.
Me gusta vuestra foto, a mi no me salen tan bien pero espero ir aprendiendo algo, de todas formas yo nunca he visto una seta de ese color y naci cerca de Coiros.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-10-10 17:59]

Hello Felipe, I love this view...did you get a hole for the camera? :-)

It's like a pixie's eye view! Lovely colours and details and excellent POV and composition. Well done.

Sin dudarlo merece que esté destacada. Enhorabuena y saludos,

Hola Felipe,
ESPECTACULAR POV! Me encanta esa vision desde abajo, la perfecta nitidez de la imagen, el colorido, el fondo...bah, todo. Y como de costumbre, no decepcionas con las notas.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-10-26 21:12]

Hello Felipe,
Very unusual POV - works perfectly. What a mighty mushroom :-)
Perfect exposition and details! Great note too...
Best greetings,

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