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Stropharia caerulea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 19 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Stropharia caerulea (Valse kopergroenzwam (BE) / Blue Roundhead (EN) / Blauer Träuschling (DE) / Strophaire bleu (FR)) is a fungus in the Strophariaceae family.

In this image the partial veil (protecting the gills when the specimen is immature) starts breaking up, revealing the gills covered with ripening brown spores.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 29/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 3/5 seconds F/14.0 ISO 100 150 mm

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Florence from Paris, France

How exquisite POV. It seems covered and surrounded with snow. Great details and what a talented macro Johan.

19 Dec 2010 7:39am

Marilla from Turku, Finland


19 Dec 2010 9:22am

Aniya from Tehran, Iran

amazing shot

19 Dec 2010 10:18am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

What nice macro!
A crazy POV on these cold day!

20 Dec 2010 11:53am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb Composition and macro

5 Jan 2011 3:52pm

Canon EOS 400D
3/5 seconds
ISO 100
150 mm