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Fungi #1
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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-28
Categories: Fungi
Camera: canon s3 is
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/10 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi from Thailand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-17 4:01
Viewed: 6067
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this group of mushroom while on the way to 'Kbal Spien'.
(Kbal Spien - From the base of a small mountain the hike along a narrow jungle trail for forty-five minutes (kilometre and a half) to the holy site and the river of a thousand lingas -" lingas " (phallic symbol of the god Shiva in the Hinduism) - that carved into the riverbed.
Kobal Spien's water is going to join rivers Sieam Reap and Puok.)

This is my first mushroom picture here. Sorry that I do not have any information. A help would be grateful.

17 Oct. 2006
Thanks Uleko(Ulla Kruys) and LordPotty(Steve Reekie) for tips on the ID.

Bracket fungi, or shelf fungus, are fungi of the family Polyporaceae, notable for bearing fruiting bodies (conk) as or in a "bracket": a grouping of individual mushroom caps that lie in a close planar grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Brackets can range from only a single row of a few caps, to dozens of rows of caps that can weigh several hundred pounds. They are typically tough and sturdy and produce their spores on the tubes of the undersurface. Many types of bracket fungi are also polypores. Bracket fungus is cultivated for its nutritional values.

Bracket fungi include the tough, woody, shelf-like growths on the trunks of dead trees. Some species are serious parasites of living trees. The upper side often shows concentric striations that represent successive years of growth. Ages of 50-70 years have been recorded for some species. The lower surface is composed of numerous minute pores through which astronomical numbers of spores are released. Some of the largest and thickest bracket fungi are called conks. Artist's conk of the Ganoderma applanatum group can be up to three feet (0.9 m) across and eight inches (20 cm) thick. According to David Arora (Mushrooms Demystified, 1986), large conks may liberate 30 billion spores a day for a period of six months. This is 5,000,000,000,000 or 5 trillion spores annually.


18 Oct. 2006
With suggestion from our good friend edal (Anton Lefterov). I would like to add a bit more details. Hope this is a correct ID.

Plant Name: Trametes versicolor
Chinese Name: YUN ZHI - "cloud mushroom"
English name: Turkey tails
Family: Polyporaceae

Trametes versicolor, (formerly Coriolus versicolor), is a very common polypore mushroom of the genus Trametes. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety of different colours.
Top surface of cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones. Commonly grows in tiled layers. Cap flat, up to 8 x 5 x 0,5-1 centimeters, often triangular or round, with zones of fine hairs. Pore surface whitish to light brown, pores round and with age twisted and labyrin thine. 2-5 pores per millimeter.

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To edal: Thank youjcoowanitwong 1 10-17 23:41
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Hi Jitti,
Lovely radial lines on this fungi. Nice details. Great natural colors. Nice shot.

Ben Lakitan

Very shapely and colourful mushrooms, JC.
From your point of view, you have captured them well with their undersides exposed.
In the Himalayan region I come from, I have seen a vast array of fungi -- some edible and others poisonous. This variety (if I can trust my judgement) would be the kind that would dry up as they are and would not perish as quickly as the other do.
TFS and take care.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-17 6:02]
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Hello Jitti,
You've got a nice sharp illustration of a bracket fungus which you find here too on old decayed wood and tree stumps. It's often very hard and leathery and not edible. There are many different species of this fungus.
Thanks for showing it!
TFS, Ulla

Hello Jitti,
An interesting view of these bracket fungi.
I think these are probably some type of Ganoderma, maybe Ganoderma lucidum, lipsiense or possibly applanatum.
I might perhaps have rotated the camera about 45 degrees to the right to capture more of the fungi in the picture (so that the fungi now in centre would be on the left and possibly move back a little to include more of the fungi cut off at right).
If you have a program for editing your shots, try reducing the brightness slightly and sharpening the image.You'll find it brings out the details and colour a lot more.
Very good for a first fungi shot though.
Cheers, Steve

Hello Jitti !
These mishrooms are very beautiful, I love all these different nuances of brown and orange. Beautiful composition and POV showing us the whole family, and excellent details. Very well done !

Salut Jetty
Elle est trčs jolie cette prise de vue avec ce beau macro et une belle talle de champignons,les couleurs et la présentation tout est joli. Merci pour ta note
Bravo et merci....JP

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-17 9:55]

Hello Jitti,
Very nice close up.POV,colors,lighting and composition are wonderful.

Hello Jitti,

excellent capture, perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo,

TFS Kyle

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-17 15:19]

Bonita composición Jitti con estos llamativos hongos por su forma y colorido.
Buen POV, DOF y encuadre, mostrando las formaciones a distintos niveles de los mismos.
Interesante imagen.
Saludos... Ricardo

Nice composition Jitti with these attractive mushrooms for their form and coloring.
Good POV, DOF and framing, showing the formations at different levels of the same ones.
Interesting image.
Greetings... Ricardo

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-10-17 16:59]
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Hi Jitti!
I think this is Trametes versicolor from the Polypore family. Versicolor means multicolor and yours is a perfect example of it. Excellent shot with precise sharpness and vivid colors.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-10-17 17:23]

Hi Jitti,
Beautiful colors and shapes of this fungi, so well captured with great details and lighting. Good note too.
TFS, José M.

Hello JC,
I like the lighting, making the outlines of the mushrooms really stand out!
Situation is well framed, and captured with good details...
Pablo -

Hi Jitti,
You caught a good POV and details on this mushrooms.I like this composition and natural environement. I did a quick workshop, I hope you don't mind ;-) Thanks for those intresting notes too,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-10-18 7:19]

Hi Jitti,
nice shot of this funghi. POV, colors and details are very nice. Nice composition.

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