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Orange day

Orange day
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Direitos de Autor: Gert Paassen (Gert-Paassen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1824 W: 5 N: 7663] (24509)
Género: Fungi
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-10-13
Categorias: Fungi
Câmara: Nikon D300
Exposição: f/16, 1/80 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2010-07-11 0:41
Visto: 2564
Pontos: 30
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista [Holandês]
Today a fungi picuture, I told to my hollyday I shall been posting insects.
But yesterday one of the German TN members challings and expect from me to post an orange one coloured picture.today the soccer match The Netherlands - Spain.
I don't think the Dutch one winning but all games started with 0-0 so they have a change.
I hope you like ths one.
Copyright Gert Paassen

In autumn I will start with a new fungi serie.
It's almost 2 years ago I started with the first and great serie.
Thanks for looking and critiques.
Orange are a difficult colour and there are not many orange flowers, fungi or animals in nature.
This one comes from my big archive.

Latin name - Hygrocybe miniata

Hygrocybe miniata, commonly known as the vermilion waxcap, is a small, bright red, or red-orange mushroom of the waxcap genus Hygrocybe. It is a cosmopolitan species, that is found worldwide. In Europe, it is found in fields, on sandy heaths, or grassy commons in the autumn (fall). It is found in rainforest and eucalypt forest as well as heathland in Australia.

Hygrocybe miniata was first described by Swedish mycologist Elias Magnus Fries as Agaricus miniatus in 1821, before being renamed by the same author in 1838 as Hygrophorus miniatus. German mycologist Paul Kummer then assigned it to the genus Hygrocybe in 1871. The specific name miniata comes from ‘miniat’, which means "painted with red lead.

The cap is convex initially, but later flattens and becomes depressed with a wavy edges. The centre of mature fruiting bodies is noticeably scurfy, or scaly. This is a feature that is best seen on dry specimens, that have not been rained on. The cap colour is scarlet-orange with a yellow striate margin, and is 0.5–3.5 cm in diameter. The bare stem is often long, (up to 3 times the cap diameter) and tapering towards the base, with a tendency to flatten. It is the same colour as the cap, or slightly paler, with a white base. The gills are orange, adnate (with a broad attachment to the stem) or slightly decurrent; widely spaced, and somewhat notched. The flesh is orange, and is devoid of any odour. The spore print is white, and the ellipsoid spores measure 7–9 x 4–5 μm.

A very similar species (only recently described) H. helobi (Arnolds) Bon; appears earlier in the season, prefers less acidic soils, and smells of garlic.

Hygrocybe miniata is a cosmopolitan species, having been recorded in most of the temperate zones. It has been collected from Britain, Europe, America, and the equivalent zones in the Southern Hemisphere such as eastern and southern Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

In Britain it appears in autumn (fall), particularly in frost free periods, and prefers sandy heaths, grassy clearings, or unimproved fields. It is often seen in the company of mouse-ear hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella).

In Australia, it can be found in temperate to subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest as well as heathland. Fruiting bodies may appear in groups among the leaf litter from January to June.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-11 0:44]

Hi Gert
Wonderful shot of this little orange fungi!
Perfect details and great colors.
Beautiful capture!

...win the best this night...and what a great idea these orange fungi..ehehe..beautiful pic taken from the low point of view that i like a lot...i'm curious what you wiil post tomorrow is Netherlans will win the cup..ehehe...but for today,the last day,is still italian..eheh...have a nice Sunday! Luciano

Hola gert,
espero que ese color naranja no te de suerte para el partido de esta tarde entre Holanda y España :-)) Esperemos que sea un buen partido y haya deportividad, tal como ocurrió en el partido entre Alemania y España.

La foto muy interesante y de difícil captura; ciertamente y como tú dices hay pocos seres en la naturaleza de ese color.

Un abrazo y buen Domingo:

Josep Ignasi.

Hallo Gert,
a superb macro shot of these fungi to celebrate the Orange day, the winner is the best, outstanding sharpness and marvellous orange colour tones, very well composed.
Best regards

hallo gert, das nenne ich einmal farbe bekennen, klasse bild...wir haben ja gestern vorgelegt, jetzt seid ihr an der reihe, viel glück...

Dear Gert
Orange - indeed they are.

I am fascinated by ALL FUNGI, living in an environment soo dry that fungi were only a long ago memory, until I joined TrekNature.

I notice, you photographed these beauties at 14:30, and there are hardly any shadows...

They look quite delicate - Do animals eat them?

What sort of environment did you photograph them - in a forest?

A perfect image proving your technical photographic knowledge.

Hope you have a nice Sunday and do not get too excited about the match tonight - is bad for health :-)


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2010-07-11 5:15]

Hi Gert,
wow...waka...waka...what a lovely shot of these fungi in excellent orange.
I hope your excitement will be fulfilled. I like the clarity and sharpness so much and the brightness isso pleasant and captivating.
excellent composition and you waited for the very best moment to upload.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-11 7:25]

Beautiful and colorful fungi, excellent image. Hope the match will be interesting no matter who wins. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2010-07-11 23:01]

Hello gert,
Soon it will be autumn again and this is a fine reminder from your archives!
Excellent low POV, natural colours and xharpness in this fine portrayal of this species of fungus.
Thanks and thanks for your kind words on my 700th!
Have a good week,

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-07-11 23:27]
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Hello Gert,
Nice national colours of your mushrooms. You forgive me but Spaniards was better yesterday.
Regards, Pawel

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-07-12 5:37]

Lovely orange pic.

It's only a game...


Hello Gert,

Your football team might have lost in the final, but this photo is a winner! The colours are amazing, and, although the BG is more 'cluttered' than usual, it is so nice to see these fungi within their environment. Lovely sharp work. They almost look good enough to eat - but I'm sure they aren't edible!

Groetjes, Amelia

Hi Gert,

Beautiful bunch of Hygrocybes - the most colorful genera of fungi in Europe without doubt. I also have a Hygrocybe persistens photo in my gallery, click it if interested. You presented fine natural colors with nice composition and lights. Tfs and congrats.

Shortly about the match: this photo represent the Dutch national color very well, and even gave me idea what to upload as a celebration image after the Spanish victory. I hope to meet this species + others from this genera in autumn.

Greetz, László

hello Gert

i was happy for Spain and sad for Netherlands,
excellent photo of these orange colored fungis,
very fine low POV, superb focus great sharpness and details,
wonderful vivid luminosity and orange colour tones, TFS


Hi Gert.
It is a nice cluster of hygrocybes, they are very imaculate, and the sun light brings up the colours nicely.
Although I am spanish, I am glad you posted :)
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

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