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Veiled Stinkhorn

Veiled Stinkhorn
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Copyright: MIKE WNR (drmw) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 98] (1192)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-07
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-06 2:34
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Veiled Stinkhorn.... ( Lacy Stinkhorn).

Dictyophora indusiata.

A member of the class of fungi Gasteromycetes ( Stomach Fungi).

A stinkhorn with a veil like structure hanging down. Smells of rotting flesh when mature and attracts lots of flies. It grows rapidly from an egg like structure.

This one was photographed in Periwar Reserve in Kerala, Southern India.

Thanks to Prof. Tom Volk of Wisconsin University for help with ID.

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I never saw such a fungi like this.
Good capture.

amazing mushroom, TFS Ori

That is an awesome shot, never seen a mushroom like it. :)

Hello Mike,
A wonderful capture of this amazing looking stinkhorn.
I know how 'unpleasant' it can be to photograph these,but definitely worth it.
Very good exposure,DOF and sharpness.
A great image,straight into my favourites.
Cheers & TFS

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2009-02-06 16:04]

Hello Mike,

Thanks for this one!
beutiful species, nice capture, great work!
I like the POV!

best regards,

Hi Mike,
Beautiful specimen of Phallus indusiatus (= Dictyophora indusiata), great sharpness, but the colors are too warm and the composition's too much centered. The stinkhorn itself is fabolous, as mentioned, and You were lucky to capture it in this condition, because the indusium used to rot very quickly. So, congrats, all in all, and of course tfs.
Best regards, László

Hi Mike,

What an exotic and interesting specimen!
Nice sharp detail. I rather like the warm colors (I'm no expert photographer though.)

Good photo!


Striking capture of this beaut! The DOF, lighting and sharpness are Excellent! Very nice Mike!

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