Richard Sprott, APSA  


Cantharellus cibarius: golden chanterelle by Richard Sprott, APSA

January 2020 - Cantharellus cibarius: golden chanterelle

About the Image(s)

Cantharellus cibarius: golden chanterelle.
No processing for this. Just as shot.
Looks good enough to eat!


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6 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
I agree a very good image. Not sure about the Chanterelle version if it is eatable. Only you and your wife would know that fact.

Just a little tweak of the bottom right corner with a minus -5 with the brush tool would fix it for me. Jerry   Posted: 01/01/2020 10:58:24

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
It's amazing the different kinds of fungus that can be found and often we walk right by them. Nicely framed to show the environment it is growing in. A good subject for macro photography.   Posted: 01/09/2020 12:19:50

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Nicely done. I have had zero luck in photographing fungus. Placing the fungus in an angle from corner to corner really increases the quality of the image.   Posted: 01/10/2020 09:46:11

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
As the others have mentioned, your angled placement of the fungi really adds to the shot. Nice colors, too. It does look good enough to eat, but I lack the knowledge to tell which fungi are safe!   Posted: 01/10/2020 19:52:06

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
The image presents many interesting curves, textures and tones.Vignetting, especially in the lower right could work well. Here's a bit of copy lifted from Google regarding edibility.

Chanterelle is the common name of several species of fungi in the genera Cantharellus, Craterellus, Gomphus, and Polyozellus. They are among the most popular of wild edible mushrooms. They are orange,
  Posted: 01/13/2020 07:07:02

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
I definitely would not eat that mushroom. Beautiful but orange makes look poisonous to this novice. Like how the green from leaves , iron gray tree bark, brown fall leaves and orange of mushroom all combine for interesting, colorful photograph.   Posted: 01/14/2020 14:51:24