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Toxin On The Beach

Toxin On The Beach
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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: 2010-08-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: HP Photosmart R817
Exposure: f/2.8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary II. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-26 22:32
Viewed: 4354
Points: 28
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Just came home from our 10-day vacation from lake Balaton. We were in (and around) Balatonfűzfő town, on the hilly side of the lake. It was impossible to make such sunset landscapes as in last year (click here and here if interested), but I've managed to get several other types of photos - for example fungi...

The mushroom / toadstool on the pic is Inocybe rimosa (Bull.) P. Kumm. (= Inocybe fastigiata (Schaeff.) Quél., many sites and books use this synonym although it isn't valid anymore), a very common species causing muscarine syndrome.

Although common in the nature, not common on TN: I only found one image of it, back from 2005. Anyway, photos of Inocybes are quite rare here, although there are many species (hundreds) in the genus. Almost all Inocybe species are toxic (I only know 2 which aren't), most of them causes muscarine syndrome, while some are hallucinogenic / psychoactive (combined with muscarine) - not our everyday dinner for sure. Identifying the species properly within the genera is very difficult, without microscope almost impossible in most of the cases. Odour may help a bit. Inocybes have very varied smell: some species have fruit-like, but most of them have spermatic odour. If You find fungi with smell of sperm You surely found an Inocybe.

Photo: taken on the beach / lakeside, under an oak tree (Quercus sp.). There were many fruitbodies, even a fairy ring (although this is a mycorrhizal species) under the oaks. In the workshop you can see some older specimens.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

boreocypriensis, bahadir, cloud, Mamagolo2, Noisette, jignasi, Alex99, Hotelcalifornia has marked this note useful
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Wowww... what a coincidence that we are neighbour as a first time Bareatom Laszlo:))
As if i found a diamond like your warm friendship MF!
Nice to see you after a a break! Welcome back MF!
This is definitely a tasty looking mushroom, the details of the hat and contrast is nicely captured MF. The horizontal crop, focus and DOF works well to present it without any distractions. The low POV from side is perfect for this as well.
TFS and have a great day/weekend Baratom!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-26 23:05]

Hello Lászlo,
A superb capture of this poisonous species of Inocybe, well taken with fine sharpness and colours to be set in a fine composition in its natural habitat.
To the non-expert it could easily be mistaken for an edible species so thanks for this valuable contribution, especially at this mushroom picking time of the year!
Have a great weekend!

Good Morning Laszlo, excellent macro shot of this mushroom with nice details and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-27 1:35]

Szia Laci,
Ragyogó fotó erről a TN-n ritkán látott fajról,így ha sikerül valami újat is tanulni!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-08-27 1:56]

The King of mushrooms are back finally! The summer will be end soon and you're ready to capture new fungis as i can see.And the point of view is like your signature,fantastic pic whit the best quality and the forest in background..as i like!!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-08-27 4:51]

Hello Wladyslaw,
I long ago saw you on TN. This fungi look very similar to species in my country but from photo is hard exactly recognize it. In my country we had very hot and dry weather and I met mushrooms very little.
Regards, Pawel

Ciao Lazlo. Impressive details on the mushroom's grafic weft. Good sharp and intrigant playing of light. TFS


hello Laszlo
great pose of this beauty of a Fungi
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Laszlo,
So glad you're back, I missed you. Beautiful capture of this mushroom in the green forest bed. As always you managed to capture this photo superbly. Great sharpness and clear detail and as always your notes are most interesting. Very well done my friend and thanks for sharing.

Hello Laszlo
wonderful shot well presented and composed, very sharp details and coloration,
i llike the texture of the hat of this mushroom and also the light in the BG
very well done

En primer lugar Laszlo, muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios a mi última fotografía.
Después felicitarte por tu trabajo, tanto por la buena calidad técnica de este hongo tan poco visto en Tn así como por la buena información adicional que nos facilitas.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-09-05 5:09]

Buzogány Lászlo,

You know Lászlo, all mushroom can we eat, but sometime one time, this is very dangerous!
These mushroom between the wild vegetation with a blurred background.
Very well done, TFS.

Boldog vasárnap,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-16 9:51]

Hi Laszlo.
Fantastic reproduction of cap of mushroom. I can feel its texture as in a reality. Surroundings are also amazing. They are looked as pictured by expensive DSLR and lens (I mean first of all blurriness of the BG). First-class work. Compliments and TFS.

Hello Laszlo- First thank you very much for your last couple of comments on my pictures. I have chosen this picture for commenting,as well as say thanks to you. I like fungi and even posted a few here in TN,but those are not such good quality. You have captured it so nicely that I will search for Fungi in future. Excellent details and clarity with natural habitat.You capture Fungi picture well. I capture what I see infront of me!Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a pleasant WE- Srikumar

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