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Amanita caesarea

Amanita caesarea
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Copyright: didier garnier (ddg) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5000
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 8:54
Viewed: 4542
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Mushroom: Amanita caesarea, location: Europe
fungus colour: Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Ring on stem, Volva on stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Amanita caesarea (Scop. ex Fr.) Quél. Caesar’s Mushroom, Amanite des Césars, Oronge, Kaiserling Cap 6–18cm across, ovoid or hemispherical becoming expanded convex, clear orange-red, fading or ageing more yellowish, smooth and slightly viscid, finely lined at the margin. Stem 50–120 x 15–25mm, yellow with a large yellow pendulous ring which is often striate, the basal bulb is encased in a large, white bag-like volva. Flesh whitish, distinctly yellow below the cap cuticle. Taste pleasant, smell faint and delicate. Gills free and crowded, yellow. Spore print white to yellowish. Spores elliptical, nonamyloid, 10–14 x 6–11µ. Habitat not yet found in Britain, this species favours open deciduous woodland, especially with oaks, in warm regions. Season summer to autumn. Edible – excellent, this species has been a prized esculent since Roman times and due to its orange-red cap and yellow skin and gills it is not easily confused with others. The European and American form have differences In form and should be treated as different species.

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This is one of those in the top of my wish list.
Here they are not very usual because out type of subtrate is not good for cesareas, although it is excellent for muscarias... strange thing.
Is is a very interesting specie, and a great contribution to TN. I have tasted them and they are "the best".
The POV is great and descriptive, but find two problems: The grass in fron of the subject, and the highlights at the back, made a WS to show you waht I mean. Regards.

Bonjour Didier,
Ceci est une très belle capture de ce champignon. Les détails sont bons et j'aime aussi son bel environnement. L'éclairage et la profondeur de champs sont réussis. J'aime bien la version du WS car l'herbe en avant-plan était quelque peu dérangeante. Merci,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-22 11:35]

Excellent POV, almost a bugs eye view

Lovely colours and details as well



bonjour didier
j'adore cette façon de prendre les champignons cela leur donne une autre dimention.
je tiens a dire que la note est excellente et moi je ne me cserais pas fier a ce chanpignon.
merci et bravo.

Nice image, perfect angle, however two things pop out, one is the background, the sky is overexposed as is the extreme top of the mushroom cap. Second is the out-of-focus grass in front of the mushroom. You could have removed that before taking the image

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-23 3:23]

Bonjour Didier!

Great Amanita's portrait with really good, forest mood. I like very low POV. Composition is slightly chaotic with many blades of grass but it's ok - it shows us soul of this beautifull forest. Good work!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-23 8:29]

Very nice POV to capture this specimen Didier.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, framing, notes and Felipe's Workshop.

I like it: lighting, background.

I don't like it: nothing.

Interesting presentation.
Regards... Ricardo

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-26 11:19]

Hello Didier,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,details,lighting,framing and composition a lot.

Hello mf,
Great capture of this "very edible" delicacy Didier.
Note only delicate but beautiful :)
I think Felipe's WS is a nice improvement.
Well done.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-10-28 2:17]

Hi Didier,
Nice fungi close-up with nice angle,pov,dof,colors,note and frame.TFS

Looks enormous, and as if you got under it too for the shot. Nice work.


Bonjour Didier,
Mo'enchante le point de vue choisi, le champignon brillez très grand. J'il y aurais retraité ces petits herbes qui couvrent un peu au champignon, mais est seulement mon avis.

What a great point of view Didier! I'd like to see a photo of you taking this shot!! : )
I think the workshop is good too.


Evelynn : )

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-10-30 21:05]

Didier, this one has indeed a great pov.

I like your note too. The colors upon the main subject are very nice.

I enjoyed Felipe's workshop too.

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