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Unwanted Organisms

Unwanted Organisms
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-20
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II., Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-24 12:06
Viewed: 4465
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unwanted Organisms - Dedicated to my friend George Veltchev (mwmod99)

It seems like my days on TrekNature are numbered. During my 4-year presence, I enjoyed every minute I spent here. Just see:

1. Having friendship with a lot of great photographers worldwide.
2. Sharing my photos, including many first presentations (mostly fungi species and a few plants also) on the site.
3. Helping you, fungi lovers, with ID specifications. This was even more important for me than posting my own shots, and I did it with teenlike enthusiasm and pleasure.

Being a frequent critiquer, I'm standing behind all of my written words, good or bad critiques - I hope at least a bunch of you saw my activity useful.

I'd like to stay. There are pics of many more fungi species in my archives to share with you, and the fact a lot of people asked for my help in identifying fungi is more joyful than thousand other things on Earth! I'd like to stay. But only if I can write my opinion about a given photo. My critiques are always critiques of photos, not critiques of the photographers' personalities! If I'm forced to soften my thoughts, if I need to place meaningless praises instead of real critiques I have to say I don't ask for any more of this site.

So, a fungi pic, maybe the last one from me. I hope you'll like it.

Conception behind the post: I was searching for a pic in my archives with 2 (a bigger and a smaller) fruit-bodies of a polypore species (to represent the current situation), a real "unwanted organism". Wanted to share a new species on TN ("if you have to go, go in a suitable way"), but none of those shots fit to the conception composition-wise. Although this species was shared quite a few times on TN, this is the first photo of it in my gallery.

Species info: Ganoderma applanatum (Pers.) Pat.

Photo: taken near Balatonfűzfő town, during our vacation. Out of hand, no flash. Manual exposure, shutter priority mode, manual white balance. PP: moderate cropping, framing, re-sizing, selective sharpening.

I wish everyone merry Christmas and a happy new year. Respectfully yours, László

jusninasirun, Dis. Ac., ellis49, marius-secan, PeterZ, maaciejka, Alex99, peter_stoeckl, Noisette has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To chrimakris: great WS!Hormon_Manyer 1 12-28 07:39
To jusninasirun: You can't leave :-)jusninasirun 1 12-24 23:44
To jlinaresp: You clueless guy :)Hormon_Manyer 1 12-24 13:20
To maurydv: Pure truth!Hormon_Manyer 1 12-24 12:49
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Ciao Laszlo, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, I hope to see more of your splendid fungi, I hope this one will not last one, wonderful photo with great colors and superb sharpness, 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)
  • [2010-12-24 12:23]

Hi Laszlo,unusual POV from the high in your gallery..ehehe..but obviously is the best view for this specie! I wish you all the best for Christmas and thanks for share,Luciano.

Ciao Ladislao,
mi dispiace leggere queste tue riflessioni anche se le condivido pienamente. Conosco bene il tuo modo di commentare le varie immagini e ho constatato che oltre ad essere un grande esperto di funghi, sei molto competente anche in fotografia, dici quello che pensi con sinceritŕ, ma senza mai ferire la personalitŕ di chi riceve la tua critica, anzi se messa a frutto quella critica sarebbe veramente utile. Purtroppo i fotografi vogliono ricevere delle critiche, ma non amano quelle che a loro posso essere veramente utili per imparare. Molti su TN hanno inteso che ci sia una forma diffusa di ipocrisia, personalmente credo che sia difficile comunicare e molto spesso non riusciamo a tenereun giusto distacco in quanto troppo presi da noi stessi e dal nostro egocentrismo.
Ho scritto in italiano per esprimermi meglio e spero che tu mi possa capire.
Grazie in ogni caso per la tua presenza su TN e spero che tu possa ripensare alle tue decisioni e partecipi a TN con lo spirito che ti ha sempre contraddistinto.
Non commento la tua immagine che parla da sola.
Buon Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo a te e ai tuoi familiari
Ciao Maurizio

Laszlo, Hello Dear Friend
Cute picture of Ganoderma fungi, from a good POV. It resembles a G. stipitatum you identified for me in a photo I sent you ... Good job!

Well ... I'm a "clueless" guy by birth ... So I do not understand why you say you will leave TN! ... I only see that my friend George is involved and you gave the photo, he also told me will leave TN ... I do not understand! ... Could someone please explain what happened? ...

I am sending you a hug ... I wish you Merry Christmas to you and your whole family!... :)



hello Laszlo
great shot with good details and lovely pose on the tree
beautiful naturel colours and good sharpness with nice light
i have found the same specie
thanks greeting lou

Hello Laszlo.
I hope you are having a joyous time with your loved ones this Christmas. You are right about the friends and wonderful learning experience here. I still learn a lot from experts like you even my pictures are all crappy :-)
I have spotted one of this bracketing on my pomelo tree yesterday. Rather thick with leather like texture. This might be the type that lasts a long time, may be up to 70 years.
Thanks and greeting from Malaysia - Jusni

Hello Laszlo,

yes an really Ganoderma, yes you have been helped me sometimes,many thanks.
I'll send new ones to you within an few weeks.
About this picture.
Well taken with good pov, sharpness and details.
Bg are a bit to busy but sometimes you can nothing do with it.
Fine natural colors.
Also Merry Christmas but, i have every body this in my snowfungi pic.


Hi Laszlo,
I think that you will reconsider your decision, you need here at TN, in order to absorb all non honest comments.
We need more people that you are not fewer.
You write well articulated honest comments which I respect, you help many both with id of fungi and photographic tips and advice. So please stay.
Merry Christmas and I hope for a Great 2011

That is the third dedication I have ever received for the past 10 months, which is quite pleasing fact despite my controversial reputation. Very good evening friend Laszlo! Thank you for that kind gesture! To be honest, however I am against those dedications. They somehow obligate !
Well the title of your new image is also very controversial! I am not sure how to understand it?! Who are those unwanted organisms?! Are you talking about the parasite fungi in this image or just hiding some colorful metaphorical thoughts behind it?! ( Ha..haa.haa.ha, just some of my latest rude comments I guess my friend! ) Well, I know how tough it was for you those few days friend Laszlo! It was tough for me as well, believe me! Tough to accept the reality that here in Treknature you can be seen as an enemy when actually you are trying to help! (”NO,no no” ... I can almost here from hi above , “.....we need badly honest opinions! .....Bulls... ! ) But how we can help someone who is not looking for a help? And should we waste our energy in proving our point? Just look around you Laszlo! Have you seen any one despite you,me and just few others to question openly the point system? One by one those who understood that Treknature is going nowhere are leaving the site!
Well, as I wrote to Jesus, I will take a brake! For how long I do not know?! I may send an image or two before that, but I have made a decision already!
By the way - Good image with fine clarity, pleasant depth of field/natural colors and balanced composition! Big hugs Laszlo! To you, your gorgeous family and everyone around you!

George Veltchev

Hello Laslo,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
Boldog Karácsonyt! I hope to see more of your photos.
This fungi is a very nice capture with lovely colours and fantastic

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-25 1:42]

Hello Laszlo,
Excellent photo in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. Taken from an original POV with a nice DOF.
I hope you stay for a long time, because your critiques are always constructive.

ciao Ladislao!
le considerazioni fatte da Maurizio sono
condivise anche da me....spero tu possa riconsiderare la tua permanenza su T.N.
come richiesta dai tuoi numerosi amici
specialmente italiani,a cui ti lega un profonda simpatia
ti auguro un sereno Natale in famiglia
ciao sERGIO

Hi Laszlo,
interesting fungi with great sharpness.
Colours are a bit sad, but natural.
Thanks for sharing,

Acertada toma zenital y buen color de los elementos del conjunto.
Buenas fiestas Navidesńas y próspero 2011 Laszlo.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-25 4:23]

Hello MF Laszlo,
I hope what youre writing is not true, only about the fungi is true. How sad of me upon hearing this note and how uncomfortable it is.
Whenever we are shooting fungi, Jusni and I will definitely refer to your name. When it comes to fungi- identification, features, characteristic etc- we are just like 3 year old learning statistics, so blank.

We were indebted to you with your help and guide. How I like nature and fungi so much.
Youre the mentor with vast knowledge as you really study them,
formally and full of real life experience.
Wishing you Merry Christmas and all the best to you.
I really hope you will stay.

My best regards ever,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-25 4:39]

fine image of this wonderful species of fungi.
I don't understand whats happening here, please do stay back. tfs.

Hi Laszlo, your page showed us the way is about mushrooms. I think that you will reconsider your decision.(please)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-25 22:53]

Hi Laszlo.
Your presence here is a great support TN and encouragement to all of us. Your nice shots gives perfect samples high photo skill. Your fair critique is useful always.

I like ultimate sharpness of the shot. We can see many attractive details on the fungi,. around it. Colour reproduction is also exceptional. Natural lighting is very impressive and pleasant. Great job and best regards.

a very beautiful photo, great natural colors, good use of light, the POV and the composition are great, my best wishes for Christmas Laszlo!

Dear László,
remarkable presentation of a rarely presented species in a perfectly clear descriptive way. Talking of composition, some cropping on top and to the left might even further enhance the picture's graphical qualities. But it is always a matter of difficult considerations for lovers of nature either to concentrate on the main object or to take also a good portion of the setting into the frame.
Reading your considerations to finish with fungi pics, I feel urged to say please don't. Your portraits of fungi are exceptional.
Happy New Year to you!
With friendly regards,

Hello Laszlo
I hope you will stay on TN, we need you for for the ID of our fungi shots, and also for your superb shots, like this one, the most of us have no problems with your critiques, bad or good, it's always your own opinion, and this is O.K
have a good night and happy New Year

Hi Laszlo.
Interesting species and beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours, and excellent sharpness.
Nevertheless I think that the broken grasses are “unwanted” from such a beautiful photo (at least for me). I have deleted them in my WS. I hope that I have not deleted any important detail of the species.

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