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Photo Critique
India
Title: Bracket FungusNikon D7200
Bracket Fungus (6)
ramthakur Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4315 W: 231 N: 14050] (56935)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-08-16 12:17]
Hi Ram,
Presumably Ganoderma resinaceum Boud., or something else very closed to it. You can find a useful study about Ganoderma species in India here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/216521482_Taxonomy_and_Diversity_of_Ganoderma_from_the_Western_parts_of_Maharashtra_India
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Italy
Title: Boloria selene
Boloria selene (12)
Silvio2006 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6654 W: 90 N: 16764] (101886)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-08-14 13:18]
Hi Silvio,
Pretty and effective shot with great depth of field + composition. Nice summer colors as well. Impressive!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Italy
Title: Abraxas sylvataSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Abraxas sylvata (22)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15563] (65130)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-08-14 13:04]
Hi Luciano,
Nicely composed shot. Probably the wings aren't as sharp as they could be, but a pleasant image to look at, and the texture of the leaf adds a little extra, too. And, most importantly, I again learned something new - a species I didn't previously know about, at all. Thanks.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

United States
Title: White pointy mushroomOlympus OMD EM1 Mark II
White pointy mushroom (5)
Alan_Kolnik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 329] (2522)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-08-14 12:45]
Hi Alan,
Not your best shot composition-wise (out of focus grass-blades in front of the stem, the fruitbody at the left is too closed to the edge of the frame) and the image is bathing in blue overcast, but I understand you wished to know the species name. I don't fully agree with Luciano, this is surely not Macrolepiota procera as the cap texture, the color and size of the scales on the cap are different in case of the named species, not to mention the snakeskin-alike patterns of the stem, which is a very characteristic feature of M. procera (different from what we see on your photo, too). However, your image surely shows a lepiotoid mushroom, from one of the following generas: Macrolepiota, Chlorophyllum, Leucoagaricus, Leucocoprinus. For further identification, at least for excluding a lot of species we'd need infos of more macroscopic features, for example if the flesh of the stem was reddening when injured, or the color of the gills had a greenish tint - however, as this group of fungi is notoriously difficult to identify, we can't be 100% sure without microscopic analysation of the spores.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

India
Title: FriendsNikon D500
Friends (8)
Biswarup Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 0 N: 831] (7763)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 10:01]
Hello Biswarup,
Lucky to find two of them. Well captured keeping background out of focus.
Keep shooting 🙂
Regards,
Srikumar

Turkey
Title: Volucella zonaria
Volucella zonaria (6)
hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 433] (8435)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:59]
Well macro, Hasan. Details look good

United States
Title: Sky - 2015 - 6Nikon D7100
Sky - 2015 - 6 (6)
pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2583 W: 18 N: 2698] (12782)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:59]
Beautiful Picture, Pierre. Like sunset tone here.

Netherlands
Title: VOLUCELLA ZONARIA
VOLUCELLA ZONARIA (12)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 56 N: 6333] (64155)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:58]
Excellent details, Low. Looks so big.

Italy
Title: Argynnis paphia 2Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Argynnis paphia 2 (14)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15563] (65130)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:57]
Hello Luciano,
Big butterfly! Well captured with great detail and exposure. Like the way you have used that flower.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week ahead,
Srikumar

South Africa
Title: motionless
motionless (6)
deffra Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 15] (491)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:56]
Hello Francesco,
I have seen this species here in South Africa, but can't remember its name! Bit soft but colorful. Prefer to crop more, to get rid of unwanted blank spaces in the frame.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Srikumar

Greece
Title: LIBELLOIDES LACTEUS
LIBELLOIDES LACTEUS (10)
euroblinkie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 56 N: 6333] (64155)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:53]
Hello Lou,
Beautiful species and picture. Details look good and well exposure.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week ahead,
Srikumar

Turkey
Title: Salvia potentillifolia
Salvia potentillifolia (6)
hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 433] (8435)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:52]
Hello Hasan,
Beautiful species, no doubt. But due to busy background, looks bit less attractive though. Why don't use third hand (equipment for macro photography)? Good details and colors.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week ahead,
Srikumar

Canada
Title: Butterflies are Free - 2006 - 16Nikon D70
Butterflies are Free - 2006 - 16 (6)
pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2583 W: 18 N: 2698] (12782)


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Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214) [2019-08-04 9:50]
Hello Pierre,
Clipper Butterfly - first time I heard this species. Due to unfriendly light condition, and location, looks bit less attractive, but a good post. Rare, here in TN.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice week ahead,
Srikumar

Netherlands
Title: Greylag GooseSony Cybershot DSC RW10 iii
Greylag Goose (8)
PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-23 13:33]
Hi Peter,
Beautiful portrait. Excellent composition, and everything else (sharpness, details etc.) is great here as well. Effective photo, beside the above I also love the water droplets, especially that one which is just falling into the water and leaves a miniature, temporary crater on the water surface... Perfect shot, congratulations!
Kind regards, László
PS: a little further to the west, in Ireland, this species is much less common. I've never seen any here, although I do much more birdwatching than I did at home in Hungary (where this species is frequent, nevertheless).

Italy
Title: Cupido argiades maleSony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Cupido argiades male (16)
lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6417 W: 89 N: 15563] (65130)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-23 12:55]
Hi Luciano,
Probably the smallest species, but you managed to capture the butterfly very well, with open-wing position. Sharpness and DoF are both great, and I also like the off-centered composition a lot. Excellent photo, congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

South Africa
Title: Spotted HyenaNikon D5200
Spotted Hyena (16)
Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-23 12:46]
Hi Sri,
Excellent capture, great eye contact with the "model" who's framed, at least from above, by the mesmerizing sunrise lights. A real African wildlife photo, wonderful!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Italy
Title: Melanargia russiae
Melanargia russiae (12)
Silvio2006 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6654 W: 90 N: 16764] (101886)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-23 12:18]
Hi Silvio,
A little bit overexposured, but spectacular photo of a rare species. Nice DoF, and one of the rare occasions when the busy background isn't disturbing. Good shot.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

South Africa
Title: African JacanaNikon D5200
African Jacana (18)
Hotelcalifornia Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1477 W: 24 N: 2181] (14214)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-16 12:42]
Hi Sri,
Those few lightrays helped you making the photo fabulous - exceptional use of lights and shadows. The bird's pose is very spectacular, or I'd use the word funny as they tried to find the balance. Lovely composition and crop as well, nice image overall. Congratulations!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Italy
Title: Coenonympha arcania
Coenonympha arcania (18)
Silvio2006 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6654 W: 90 N: 16764] (101886)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-16 12:35]
Ciao Silvio,
Beautiful shot. Great composition, colors, sharpness and background blur. Excellent as it is. Bravo!
Kind regards, László

Greece
Title: European Bee-eaterNikon D90
European Bee-eater (12)
PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)


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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1459 W: 307 N: 2569] (10033) [2019-06-16 12:26]
Hi Peter,
Excellent shot, as high quality one as Marius' photos about the same bird. Absolute perfect composition, good sharpness, and the background color is the most possibly suitable to the bird's vibrant ones on the plumage at all. Lovely light management and white balance. The photo of the day for me.
Kind regards from Ireland, László