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Small but hungry

Small but hungry
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain), Nature's cutest [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-08 14:31
Viewed: 4796
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Amanita junquillea with slug.

As you can see this type of amanitas are very tasty fo slugs although not recomended for humans.

I alredy posted this mushroom and I want to apologize as first ident was wrong, (I bought a new book) now it is modified and the correct is shown. You can see it HERE It is a old post, if you havent read the note you may find interesting the description of how this poisons work in our bodies.

I am also still wondering if THIS other one found nearby is the same...

About the slug and after looking around, I did not find any which really matched, so forgive me. Sure it is a baby Arion, but I dont know the correct specie.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/8 - Minitripod
PP: nothing except crop, frame, resize, usm.

Luc, azulu, marhowie, carper, cafecrem, red45, PDP, willie, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-08 14:57]

Personal assessment of the photo: delectable
Amazing visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excelent
Personal assessment of the note: complete
Hi Felipe,
;-) Please, do not fell obliged to taste it before shoting, you said yourself they are not recomended for humans! I hope you feel better now!
Thanks a lot for posting this one too.

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-08 15:03]

Very nice shot Felipe. Good colors and sharpness. Very interesting composition. Good note. Good job.



Good photo, Felipe.
I like your title, you made me laugh (-:
The photo is very clear and sharp, I like the POV and the crop.

Thank you for posting, well done

Felipe, An insect AND a mushroom! You've out-done yourself!! ;-)) Great sharpness, detail, color-tone & light..Hey, where does this slug put it all! Well done!!

I think... this slug... I'm affraid of them and Greg alway fright me of them :-(
But photo well done...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-09 5:24]

This is what I call hunger :-) I hope you didn't try to eat this fungus. Or this slug ;-) I like its colours and shape. Hole in fungus looks great!

Wauw, what a shot,
I like this super macro Felipe, a supermacro with fantastic details, thew pof is fantastic, the sharpness is amazing and the dof is perfect, very good photo, very good job

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-09 6:48]
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That's a hell of a lot of mushroom for such a small slug. Delightful picutre Felipe, it is also amusing but whatever else it is a very good capture. The note is great too. Thanks for posting and well done on a good job.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-02-09 12:40]

Very nice Felipe. the addition of the snail makes this composition very interesting. Good work

A very hungryy slug. Well captured and presented and good note.

Wonderful detail of both slug and his meal. The earthy colors are great as it the overall composition.

its such a beautiful, tender picture. I love it.
No wonder they say mushroooms contain protein :-)

The correct name is Amanita gemmata (Fries 1838) Bertillon 1866 that is priority on Amanita junquillea Quélet 1876.
In fact is 1838 versus 1876 (see above).
I never understood the reasons why most of books write Amanita junquillea, but ICBN rules (International Code of Botany Nomenclature) tell cleary which is the correnc name.
Even in a recent monograph it is wrong, even if it was written by experts of this genus.
Sorry if I'm too meticulous, but it is professional bias, it is stronger than me, even if mycology is only a hobby.
Of course, from popular point of view, it isn't important and you can name it Amanita junquillea.

Just look at the texture inside the fungus! It's just SOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-03-04 9:01]

Hi Felipe!
I love this one,I wonder how much time he spent eating this mushroom, great capture and great details and colours, it's so funny and cute!

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