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Chalciporus piperatus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 28 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Chalciporus piperatus (formerly Boletus piperatus) (Peperboleet (BE) / Peppery bolete (EN) / Pfefferröhrling (DE) / Bolet Poivré (FR) ) is a mushroom of the Boletaceae family. It is one of the smaller boletes (the cap is only 3–6 cm across) and has several features that combine to make it fairly easy to identify. The cap is orange-fawn coloured, sticky when fresh, but soon dry. The pores are brownish-reddish and the poresurface bruises darker brown but not blue. The flesh is lemon-yellow. The spore print is cinnamon. This species is edible but very peppery (see common names!).

Image: Schilde (BE) - 19/09/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 60 mm

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

this one for example...but it is not good to eat wêven if it is ok for the health...It carry a bad taste :-(

I prefere the Cepe de Bordeaux :-))

28 Sep 2010 6:09am

@KriKridesign: I've been told (and read) that this one is indeed very very peppery, but never tasted is myself. For now I don't taste mushrooms because I still don't know enough about determination ... Beter be safe :-) "All species are eadible, but some only once ..."

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Excellent textures in this, it feels realy peaceful ^^

28 Sep 2010 6:39am

@kitty: Thanks kitty. This specimen indeed has marvelous textures.

Becky from los angeles, United States

cool! This is beautiful! The mushroom tree!

28 Sep 2010 6:40am

@Becky: tree ...hihi... this is a very small one: I estimate only 5 cm in hight ... you can see the mosses as a reference ... Thanks for your comment, Becky.

Florence from Paris, France

Perfection of your focus Johan... what a lovely house. Do you think I can possibly knock on the door ? :-)))
Yeah, I know... I'm a bit crazy...

28 Sep 2010 10:03am

@Florence: I'll let you in :-) But maybe I'm just as crazy as you are :p Thanks for your comment again, Florence.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Lovely sample, I confess I err on the advisable side of caution and would not be picking to eat.

28 Sep 2010 1:22pm

@Christine: Thanks again for making the effort on commenting so many images, Christine. Please be carefull eating wild mushrooms :-)

Shayna from Seeley, Canada

Great detail and perspective!

28 Sep 2010 3:06pm

@Shayna: Thank you very much for your comment, Shayna. Glad you like this one.

david from Brugge, Belgium

If one is HYPER-critical: it is a pity that the front edge of the cap is not sharp.

At this distance you should get away with f16 & not bring the background into focus: if the shutter speed is getting too long raise the ISO

I used to do lots of Macro in the past

Maybe, if in doubt bracket

28 Sep 2010 7:59pm

@david: Aangezien je van Brugge bent, veronderstel ik dat ik Nederlands kan antwoorden (eenvoudiger voor mij). Ik waardeer eerlijke en kritische commentaren, zeker als ze vergezeld zijn van tips - dus alvast daarvoor dank.
Ik heb ook enkele opnamen met andere scherptevlakken en verschillende diafragmawaarden. Toch koos ik voor deze. De laatste tijd ben ik zelf een ontzettend voorstander van kleinere scherptediepte - het creeërt voor mij een meer driedimentionaal effect in de afbeelding en je kan als fotograaf de kijker meenemen naar het punt dat je zelf wil... Ik koos hier voornamelijk voor de steel en de onderkant van de gaatjes. De kijker kan mijns inziens voldoende de "ontbrekende" structuur in de hoed zelf invullen en zo heeft hij zelf ook een actieve rol in de afbeelding in plaats van een kant en klaar scherp plaatje waar alles netjes ingevuld is. Nu ja, dat is mijn opvatting en uiteraard (en gelukkig maar) is niet iedereen het daar mee eens of er voorstander van.
Nota: ik gebruik zelden hogere iso dan 200. Voor mijn toestel blijkt dit de beste beeldkwalteit op te leveren (ervaring) en daar wil ik niet op inleveren.
Vriendelijke groet en een fijne dag gewenst.

RT Farty from Groningen, Netherlands

I like the compo and the DOF. Excellent sharpness in the greens at the base of the fungus.

28 Sep 2010 9:02pm

@RT Farty: Dank je hartelijk voor je bezoek en je commentaar, RT.

Aaron S from Brooklyn, United States

interesting perspective, texture, and color. Might have been cool to see the whole top of the mushroom in focus, the top is where the best texture seems to be.

28 Sep 2010 9:32pm

@Aaron S: There are different opinions about the focus in this image - and i'm glad there are :-) I chose a limited focus here to force a participation of the person who is looking at the image. You have to fill in the missing texture yourself but still have an idea about what it should be ... It is just an image - not a real fungus :p Thanks for your interesting comment, Aaron.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Interesting texture on this one. Do you ever eat wild mushrooms?

29 Sep 2010 1:36am

@Julie Brown: No Julie, I don't eat the wild ones. I just enjoy them, try to get a correct determination and get a good image :-) I'm glad the last is working out well lately :-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/10 second
ISO 200
60 mm