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Lycoperdon perlatum - detail

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Lycoperdon perlatum (Parelstuifzwam (BE) / Common puffball (EN) / Flaschenstäubling (DE) / Vesse-de-loup perlée (FR)). (For more info on the species and a view on the entire fungus you can visit yesterdays image.)
In this image I wanted to show the marvelous structure on a immature specimen: the white, spiny looking exterior with 'gems' or 'studs' which are soft and detach when manipulated.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 21/09/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/25 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Julie from Le Cannet des Maures, France

Etonnant !

14 Oct 2010 5:42am

@Julie: I think I'm more evolving to abstract macro - fungi - images. I just like all those different textures and patterns in stead of showing the whole mushroom ... I'm very glad you like it, Julie. Thanks for commenting again and I defenitely have to catch up commenting on yours as well.

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

These ones are really amazing, the way they have their little spikes and bumps ^^

14 Oct 2010 6:00am

@kitty: Nature is always surprisingly fascinating to me. And i'm glad I can show this in my images. Greetz, Kitty.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful close in detail.

14 Oct 2010 8:56am

@Curly: In macro those structures form a landscape by itself I think ... Thanks for commenting, Curly.

Florence from Paris, France

Like a sun with these explosions coming out of space. Amazing macro and details.

14 Oct 2010 9:04am

@Florence: You are always so unique with your comparisons... I realy like them, Florence ! Thanks !

London Caller from United Kingdom

Superb detail!

14 Oct 2010 6:44pm

@London Caller: Thanks for commenting again. I think I prefer the detail above the whole species.

Glo from Northeast, United States

excellent lighting in this shot!

15 Oct 2010 3:41am

@Glo: Thank you for visiting and commenting, Glo. The background is the sunlight shining on a yellow fallen leaf ...

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

More art Johan.. I see you are exploring your less documentary side [after you document things of course ;)] and becoming more creative in your presentations.. poetry!

15 Oct 2010 4:55pm

@Dutçh: That is a very nice comment to get from you ... (blushing now..) I think I like the more abstract aproach more lately. Thank you very much!!!! Greetz ! (and I defenitely have to catch up commenting on your images - shame on me !!!!)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice POV on the "golfball". :)

19 Oct 2010 2:11am

@Julie Brown: Please don't smash it with the golf-club: you would get powdered all over with the tiny spores :-)))

Canon EOS 400D
1/25 second
ISO 200
150 mm