Cep

By chase
Another from my day out with AlleyCatz.
This is a Cep or Penny Bun which has densly packed tubes instead of gills.The young deeply convex caps are often wrinkled & narrower than the broad stem but expand to a large fleshy dome shape.The very swollen pale brown stem is overlain by a raised, white honeycomb network most obvious at the apex.
This variety is edible when young & the older ones dry well.....this one could have fed a whole Army !
The gold reflector was used on this one,held in place by my 'shrooming pal..Alison.It does so make a difference to the look of the 'shroom with that extra touch of light under the cap.Diffuser held above to avoid harsh light.

F8 manual mode
1/25th sec with tripod
ISO 200
F/L 105mm
W/B cloudy
Pattern metering.
Raw file converted in C1
Curves adjusted & border added in CS3

Thankyou for taking the time to look,I do hope you aren't getting fed up with these,there were so many varieties on offer in the woods,it was difficult not to take images Wink
Janet xx

Tags: Fungi Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Laughton woods Wildlife and nature Cep Penny bun D and d Lots of shrooms

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Comments


jdenman Plus
7 16 5 Spain
28 Sep 2008 4:56PM
Super macro.
John

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28 Sep 2008 4:56PM
Great composition and colours.
28 Sep 2008 5:01PM
Shows off most of the identifying features beautifully.
Not only is it edible, it's the best you can get. I love them when they are at this stage but have not found any yet this year.
Kevin
28 Sep 2008 5:04PM
Great shot and nice details.
Robert
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
28 Sep 2008 5:10PM
i better keep out of shroom-shooting....Never would have known it´s that complicated....

You do it well, Janet Wink

Jouko
28 Sep 2008 5:18PM
Great shot - thanks for the information - never tire of good photography. Was this taken with or without the gardening? Jon may want to know
Wooly 10 112 4 England
28 Sep 2008 5:20PM
Excellent job Janet. Spot on detail and colours.

Just got back from there. Found an area with hundreds of FA. Smile

Alan
28 Sep 2008 5:30PM
This is a great 'shroom shot. Excellent lighting and great exposure.
Mark
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
28 Sep 2008 5:30PM
Thanks all.

Ray..just a couple of blades of grass snipped away but the leaf was there so I left it this time.To be really clinical I suppose the couple of stray Moss strands could have hit the deck but I think too much gardening can look contrived & actually spoil the shot.

Hundreds Alan ??????..you had lots to choose from today then Wink

Janet xx
alfpics Plus
14 360 England
28 Sep 2008 5:48PM
This is great - lovely textures etc
Andy
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2008 5:51PM
Great light, colour and textures.

Phil.
exposure Plus
11 3.2k England
28 Sep 2008 6:05PM
Just Beautiful Janet great d.o.f. lovely shroom detail and light.
Pauline.
cjl47 Plus
8 4 3 England
28 Sep 2008 6:12PM
Great shot, good DOF.
chris
LesF Plus
9 182 9
28 Sep 2008 6:13PM
Another beauty Janet to add to the collection

LesF
28 Sep 2008 6:24PM
Wonderful Janet... and thanks for your comments on mine, always appreciated and of help Smile

Jon
AlleyCatz Plus
9 274 6 England
28 Sep 2008 7:09PM
Another great macro shot Janet....looks good enough to nibble!

Oh....someone already did! Wink


~Alley~
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
28 Sep 2008 7:10PM
Thankyou all.
No problem Jon...anytime.
Alison..I TOLD you not to eat the subjects,you just couldn't resist could ya ? Wink
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
28 Sep 2008 7:28PM
Tried this yesterday Janet ... failed, BIG TIME too!!! I'll just stick to shooting large trains and things and leave this level of quality imagery to you, Alley and Wooly.

Classy as ever, an level to aspire to.

Paul

PS: I'll just have to be a social member of the D&D club for now, rather than an active participant ... I'll just put money over the bar for now Wink
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
28 Sep 2008 8:26PM
Tragic news Paul..the money over the Bar will come in handy though Wink
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
28 Sep 2008 9:11PM
Fine work!

I get mine from As-a.

Rock
chris-p Plus
10 65 England
28 Sep 2008 10:48PM
As ever...super dooper Smile
fishing 8 2
29 Sep 2008 6:33AM

Quote:Another beauty Janet to add to the collection

LesF



Yes

Regards

sue
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
29 Sep 2008 7:42AM
You will have to come out of the woods soon Janet Smile They are a delight to look at , and all so different . You photograph them so well .

BTW . Thanks for the click on my birds. I see you were speechless LOL
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
29 Sep 2008 9:55AM
Large for superb detail in this. Stem looks fit to burst Janet.
Brian.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
29 Sep 2008 8:43PM
With reflectors and diffusers etc it sounds rather as if an octopus would have been a handy companion Janet !!. A super shot however.
Ron
GillyB Plus
10 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2008 9:14PM
Super capture again Janet ..... you must be quite an expert at identification now as well as photographing them.

gill
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
30 Sep 2008 7:23AM
Thanks all,you comments/votes are appreciated.

Gill..I have a little book so I don't have to remember them all !Wink
Janet xx

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