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Fairytale Land

Fairytale Land
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 310 W: 89 N: 572] (2241)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ 50
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Bükk National Park [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 2:15
Viewed: 2632
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi folks,

Fungi image from me today, done on my trip to the Bükk mountains yesterday. Now, in late summer, it's time of Leccinums, the species of - by my opinion - the most photogenic fungus genus. Although I'm experienced with fungi, I have a dilemma about ID specification: this one on the photo is either Leccinum aurantiacum or Leccinum versipelle. Both are edible, so no problems after eating, but Leccinums are very difficult, even impossible to identify correctly without knowing the mycorrhiza partner (to know more about what mycorrhiza connection is, please read the note of this photo of mine. In this case it doesn't help so much, because L. aurantiacum's partner is poplar (Populus tremula), while L. versipelle is obligate mycorrhiza fungus of birch (Betula pendula), but I found the photographed specimen in a forest of birch and poplar. By the way, taste of it was fine.

Shot in JPG, 0.3 underexposure, manual white balance settings. Beside the usual framing - signing - re-sizing trio only a little sharpening selectively to the cap, and a little color correction (+4 green).

Ah, about the title: a scene with a redcap fungus always seems like an illustration of a fairytale... At least I think so.

Similar scene with horizontal composition may be seen here on TrekNature.

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  • Good 
  • mieky Gold Star Critiquer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 3] (112)
  • [2008-08-23 3:05]

HI Laszlo,
nice picture!
well done

good luck


hi Laszlo

i like the composition here, gives a feeling of being in the woods. good colours and good details in the fg.
nice scene nicely presented, thanks.

regards c.d.

  • Great 
  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-08-23 11:27]

I like your pov here great color and details. Very nicely presented. Great note too. TFS

Szia László!

Nagyon szép gombát találtál az erdő mélyén.
Szépek a szinek és nagyon jó a megvilágitás.


Hello Laszlo

Beautiful look of this low picture,
I like these mushrooms, us here in Brazil
we have of them, but they are not so beautiful
like this, she doesn't have color, they are alone white.
I like them in colors.
Beautiful shot my friend....


  • Great 
  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-09-08 11:54]

Jo beallitas, Laci.
Minden jot,

Jól mutat a kis vörhenye gomba a zöld erdőben. Jól komponáltad meg a képet, de az a világoszöld levél elég zavaró, azt arrébrakhattad volna (pláne, hogy nincs fókuszban...).

Yes indeed Laszlo,

Fairytale land, an air of mysterie, the smell of moist and wood and fallen leaves, slowly the scent of autumn coming; you really succeeded in showing that atmosphere here.


Hi Baratom László again:)
An another stunningly perfect macro capture of a beautiful mushroom from nice low POV with great DOF, details, sharpness and natural colours. TFS.
Have a great Sunday My Barea.


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