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Geastrum triplex - detail

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Geastrum triplex (Gekraagde aardster (BE) /Collared earthstar (EN) / Halskrausen-Erdstern (DE) / Géastre à trois enveloppes (FR)) is a species of fungi in the Geastraceae family. More info and a full view on the species: see yesterday's image.

In this image you can see a detail of the spore sac with the hairy peristome surrounded by a paler ring. The background is formed by one of the pointed segments of the exoperidium.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 03/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 3/10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Grappig 'vulkaantje'! Mooi scherp:-)

3 Nov 2010 7:49pm

@Marleen: Inderdaad een vulkaantje - ongelooflijk wat een stofwolken er uitkomen wanneer de sporen worden vrijgelaten. Helaas heb ik dat moment nog niet op foto kunnen vastleggen - wie weet ooit ...

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Stunning macro

3 Nov 2010 9:41pm

@Gina: Thank you very much, Gina. Glad you stopped by again.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb macro

4 Nov 2010 7:57am

@Christine: Thanks Christine. Greetz !

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Love the detail, now this is my kind of photo!

4 Nov 2010 10:00pm

@Dutçh: Glad to know you found "your" kind of photo .... :-DDD
I pay more attention to these details, inspired by your macro's, Kristen, so I'm not surprised with your comment ...
I was considering a square crop on this one (leaving the underside out of the image). Do you think that would be even stronger ?

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Yes I think that would be stronger, focus more on the detail of the cap and still enjoy the soft bokeh of the background.

4 Nov 2010 11:55pm

@Dutçh: Thanks for you opinion, Kristen. I'll leave this image here as posted, but for further "use" I'll make a square crop.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I like it this way but the upper side is the best part of this shot. Good capture!

5 Nov 2010 6:30pm

@Marilla: So I think you agree on the opinion that making a square crop would even be stronger then ? Apreciate your comment, Marilla.

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Is this a puffball, especially captured and the colors are so subtle in style :))))))

11 Nov 2010 9:45am

Canon EOS 400D
3/10 second
ISO 200
150 mm