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Phallus impudicus

Phallus impudicus
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-20 10:49
Viewed: 827
Points: 10
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Mushroom, Shaggy Mane
Phallus impudicus, known colloquially as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature, the latter feature giving rise to several names in 17th-century England. It is a common mushroom in Europe and western North America, where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. The fruiting structure is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. Known as the gleba, this material contains the spores, and is transported by insects which are attracted by the odor—described as resembling carrion. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and immature mushrooms are consumed in parts of France and Germany
Time Of the Mushroom

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-20 11:00]

Salut John,le 1er de la saison,et il sera surement une belle saison pour les champignons avec toute la pluie qui est tombee'...eehheeh...une capture tres jolie et bien detaillee',je connais pas les couleurs de cette espece mais il semblent un peu etranges...belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Hello John-Once I noticed almost same mushroom in our yard in a dark Place.I had captured a picture,but wasn't such good details and coloured which you have presented here.Natural colour and sharpness.Against dark BG,it's looking nice.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hallo John
very good sharpness picture and good light
and nice colours \

common stinkhorn

gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-20 12:51]

Hello John,
Very nice macro with an excellent sharp focus. Beautiful natural colours and a fine composition.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-08-21 0:26]

Hello John,
great photo species,regards..

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