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Helvella crispa

Helvella crispa
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ascomycetes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-10-12 2:39
Viewed: 1380
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Helvella crispa, also known as the white saddle, elfin saddle or common helvel, is an ascomycete fungus of the Helvellaceae family. The mushroom is readily identified by its irregularly shaped whitish cap, fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. It is found in eastern North America and in Europe, near deciduous trees in summer and autumn.

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Hello Siegfried,

Attractive fungi if we concentrate on its shape. Well captured, although I think at least f/11 would give you more DOF. When I capture fungi (Here not much available), I use f/22....yes handheld. Siegfried, just top of the fungi, moon like spot light little bit distracting. You may easily clone it out before post.
Thanks for sharing,
Best wishes,

hallo Siegfried
nice picture of this fungus
good details and lovely light
thanks gr lou

Ciao Siggi, a little soft but lovely composition, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-12 16:04]

Hi Siggi,very curious specie taken from an excellent point of view,but you lost some details,especially on the top...no problem,nobody is perfect...ehee....and the post is very interesting and useful.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Nice portait with the dark background and this white spot. thanks

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-10-13 18:14]

Hello Siggi,
Very unusual shape to this particular species of fungi. Maybe a tad soft on focus on the left side, but still a very presentable image. Shown from an attractive low POV and displaying natural coloration.

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