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young Stereum hirsutum

young Stereum hirsutum
Photo Information
Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, 28-300mm f2.8-4.9 built-in
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-30 4:21
Viewed: 4881
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : False Turkey Tail – Scientific name : Stereum hirsutum - Not edible.
Description : Sporocarp, fruiting body annual or short-live perennial, resupinate when young, forming thin, leathery overlapping shelves at maturity, 1-3.5 cm wide and up to 8 cm long when fused with adjacent shelves; upper surface hairy, undulate, lobed, banded orange-brown to yellow-brown, older tissue grey to greyish-brown; lower fertile surface smooth, orange-buff to pale-buff, if zoned, less conspicuously than the upper surface; flesh 0.5-1.0 mm thick, pliant when young, tough in age; stalk absent.
Spores : 5.5-7 x 3-3.5 µm, cylindrical, smooth. Habitat : fruiting in tiers and overlapping shelves on dead hardwood stumps, branches, etc., occasionally on conifer wood; fruiting throughout the mushroom season.
World distribution : Europe, Asia, North America.
Photo info : I looked for Morels, and in fact I found this young mushroom on a dead tree. Pictures taken in mountain forest... Only, resized and framed in 720x540 for TN and my website.
Technique : FUJIFILM FinePix S6500 - Mode A - Auto focus - Aperture f3.8 - Shutter speed 1/100s - Iso 100 - White balance auto - Flash not fired - Focal 95mm equiv - File JPG fine - Handheld.

anel, cataclysta, cicindela, Maite, eng55, mariki, Alex99, Hormon_Manyer, loot, extramundi has marked this note useful
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-30 5:16]

En cherchant des morilles on tombe quelque fois sur autre chose..ici, un champignon bien particulier. J'aime ce mélange des genres, mousse, branche, champignon. Il me semble sentir l'odeur de la forêt.
Merci pour cette image d'une grande netteté et originale

Hi Christian
Very good sharp image of these fungus. Perfect sharpness and DOF. Great field guide POV. Very good educational presentation and also very aesthetic

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-30 6:43]

Hello Christian
What a fantastic close-up of this curious fungus! Excellent sharpness, POV, DOF and composition, and very interesting note about it. I like a lot the presentation too.
My compliments and TFS
Best regards

Hello Christian!
What a colourful mushroom species. And a very interesting one. Good sharpness, details and POV.
TFS and best regards,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-04-30 7:15]

Hi Christian,
Tacksharp macro job.Colors,BG and exposure are perfect.
Focus couldn't be better.
Very well done!

Bonjour Christian,

Une très belle photographie de ce champignon bien coloré, on dirait presque une omelette. Superbe composition. L'humidité donne encore plus d'éclat aux couleurs.
Bonne journée,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-30 9:52]

Hi Christian.
What a brilliant quality of reproduction of so attractive scene. I am impressed a lot. Fantastic "skintone". Great reflection of a texture, colours and all other features of the fungi and branch. Even BG is amazing and so wonderful as main subject. Great colourfulness and smoothness of it. Bravo and my best wishes. Well done.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-04-30 13:43]

False Turkey Tail - what a name. I imagine it must grow like the shape of the turkey's tail sometimes. Good focus, sharp and colourful too,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-30 14:26]

Exceptional capture Christian!
You've captured this fungi very well!
Superb exposure too.
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent colours.
Well done!


Hello Christian,
I wonder who invents these fungi names?
About the image..
Very colorful, well composed, nicely done curve, etc.
Excellent photographer's note!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-05-01 5:54]

Hi Christian,
Wonderful shot of this mushroom with such bright colours and sharpness. Superb lighting and exposure levels and I like its amoeba-like shape. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

Hi Christian,
Exceptional macro shot, sharp as razorblade, colors and saturation is perfect. This shot's so great that I bookmark it as one of my faves.
Congrats, tfs. Best regards from Hongrie, László

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-05-04 0:15]
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Hi Christian

Although I don't really know much about fungi apart from some you can eat, some you shouldn't because dying is bad for your health, and some would take you on a trip without any car, boat, train, or plane. However, I know there are some amazingly beautiful fungi which I obviously can appreciate and enjoy, but I can also appreciate and enjoy a good photo.

I quite like your composition with the branch running through the frame at some oblique angle. The wetish surfaces probably made the colours appears a little more saturated than normal, but it did good giving it a rich tone. The DOF is rather sufficient for this shot as it included the full range of the subject thus leaving everything in sharp focus. Fortunately for this type of photography you need not be concerned that the subject will fly or run away so you can take your time in setting up the shot, but that does not mean every thing will come natural if your skill and experience do not address the issues at hand. Therefore it needs to be mentioned that you did a great job in isolating the BG and making sure it remained well OOF, thereby complimenting your brilliantly coloured subject.

Good work MF and TFS.

Very colurful capture and really rich in details.
I just love the BG, beautiful!
This one is very common here, forming big clustersHERE in oak trees near rivers.
Best regards, Felipe.

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