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Amanita muscaria - "warts"

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 October 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Amanita muscaria (Vliegenzwam (BE) / Fly agaric (EN) / Fliegenpilz (DE) / Amanite tue-mouches (FR)).

The universal veil is a layer of tissue that completely surrounds the immature mushroom (in some species), making it look like an egg at first. When the mushroom grows, it breaks out of the universal veil, leaving bits of it attached to various parts of the mushroom. Part of the universal veil can be left plastered to the cap surface, either as a large central patch or as bits of material that get more and more separated from one another as the cap expands. These little flakes or bits are usually referred to as "warts".

Image: Kalmthout (BE) - 01/10/2010

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

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Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Lovely colour and texture! Nice macro.

25 Oct 2010 6:04am

@Loretta: Thank you very much for your visit and kind comment, Loretta.

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Very good macro...

25 Oct 2010 7:13am

@Olivier: Thanks again for your visit and comment, Olivier. Realy glad you like this one too.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

It looks like a red sand beach with small rocks on it.. bravo for your abstractia!

25 Oct 2010 12:22pm

@Dutçh: I tried this for a few years on this species, but never got a result that gave me good satisfaction ... This year I could finally achieve my goal. Think I had some very good inspiration in some realy amazing blogs here on aminus3 .... one in particular: you should realy check out the blog from "Seraphimcrux" - think you will like her work ! I learned a way of looking at details by viewing her images !

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I wouldn't have guessed what it is in a contest !! lovely

25 Oct 2010 3:09pm

@Veronique: If you can't guess it is a "good" abstract I think ? Have a nice day, Veronique. Greetz !

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

"De gehakte pijnboompitjes zijn een goede basis op een pizza........"
Grapje hoor- ik vind het een bijzonder mooi abstract!

25 Oct 2010 6:51pm

@Marleen: Moet ik echt wel een keer proberen .... Dank voor de tip, al is die dan niet fotografisch - Moet kunnen toch !
Groetjes en een fijne dag gewenst.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Another great way to find another view of your subject! I like the deep saturated orange and the detail of the pieces.

25 Oct 2010 10:17pm

@Julie Brown: When making images of mushrooms lately I try to get different types of shots. Of course the ones more suitable for determination, some semi-abstracts but still recognisable, and some almost complete abstracts of the different colors or textures. Of course the bigger species are more suitable for this type but is is fascinating exploring different possibilities.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

You are so sweet, you really brought a smile to my face. I hope I can inspire someone or at least give them something to enjoy when they look at my photos. Because I am still on this learning curve that seems stalled sometimes.. my photos can be all over. But I am homing in surely, abstract, macro, close-up, IR, Lomo.. my truer loves. Your photography has always been specific, well thought out.. but lately you are starting to soar Johan.. you can be seen in your work.. not just flowers or insects or mushrooms.

26 Oct 2010 1:49am

@Dutçh: Your images are inspiring and I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks that way ... For myself it is very interesting exploring new ways of viewing. I noticed some evolution in my works for myself but the way you put that into words is very lovely. Thanks, Kristen !

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

To put it simple: Brilliant! Amazing clarity as usual ;)

26 Oct 2010 6:53am

@daniela scharnowski: Thanks :-)

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Zo, die details staan er wel heel scherp op, prachtige foto Johan! Het doet me altijd weer denken aan een bord tomatensoep met croutons :)

26 Oct 2010 11:33am

@Monique: Voor de ene is het een piza, voor de andere tomatensoep - we gaan hier kooklessen moeten inrichten ...
Dank voor je lovende commentaar, Monique. Het is altijd fijn zulke appreciatie te krijgen van een meester in de macrofotografie ...

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I have to give you again 5 stars... The idea is absolutely brilliant! I have taken tens of shots from these red beauties but never from this angle.

26 Oct 2010 5:35pm

@Marilla: I'm very glad you like it this much. Thanks for the *, Marilla. I'm experimenting with different ways to capture mushrooms lately. I like exploring new ways ...

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

great detail and colour

26 Oct 2010 6:39pm

@Skyriani: Thank you very much, Skyriani. I'm glad you like it.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

You got a Color Spotlight on this.. Congrats again, you have mad skills!

27 Oct 2010 1:58pm

@Dutçh: Thanks again :-)

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic, and thank you as always for the information

28 Oct 2010 6:46am

@Christine: I think this species must grow in your neighourhood too ... Hope you can find some. Have you already found some interested mushroom-hunting companions ?

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum "Color-Spotlight "!

29 Oct 2010 6:15pm

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja. Greetz !

Piero from LYON, France

Very good serie of amamnita muscaria .
In France there are a little different :

14 Nov 2010 10:40pm

Chris from Béarn, France

tu as un portfolio de toute beauté....je suis contente d'avoir ouvert ta porte.

15 Nov 2010 10:02pm

Siavash from Tehran, Iran

woaooooooooooo .. this id the best type of mushrooms ... oh dear amanita ... oh if i find you one day in a jungle ....

17 May 2014 11:15am

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