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Calocera viscosa

Calocera viscosa
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-10
Categories: Fungi
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-07 9:28
Viewed: 1836
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calocera viscosa, commonly known as the yellow stagshorn, is a jelly fungus, a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia.
It has bright orange, yellow or occasionally white branching basidiocarps, which are somewhat gelatinous in texture and slimy to the touch (hence the specific name). It is relatively large for a jelly fungus, and can reach up to ten centimetres in height.It is widespread and common, and its bright colour makes it stand out in its habitat. It grows on decaying conifer wood, typically stumps and roots, although this may not be obvious if the wood is covered in leaf litter. It fruits throughout throughout the year, but is most commonly seen in autumn.
It is not poisonous, but its tough gelatinous texture and nondescript taste and odour make it unattractive as a food. Its striking colour has led to it being used as a garnish on occasion, however.(Wikipedia)

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Hello Siggi,
Excellent compozition and interesting fungi.Natural colors and perfect focus.A beautiful group!

Hello Siegfried,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details and exceptional natural colors. Nice composition taken from a excellent POV with lovely light and best clarity. Outstanding contrast against the dark background.
Have a nice week!

Czesc Siggi,
zadkie u Ciebie zdjecie! Bardzo ciekawe grzyby. Piekna kompozycja. Super kolory.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-07 11:00]

Hello Siggi,
Very nice macro of these staghorns in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Pleasing diagonal composition, taken from an excellent low POV.

Ciao Siggi, fantastic light on lovely fungi, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-07 11:06]

Hi Siggi,magnificent capture in "euroblinke" style of these rare fungis,fantastic details and a very bright yellow despite the difficult light of the forest ground,very nice composition too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Siggi
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Ciao Siegfried.
Interessante foto di questi funghi,come interessanti sono le note,eccellente la nitidezza con ottimi dettagli,belli i colori come la composizione bella.
Ti auguro una buona settimana ciao Marco.

hello Siegfried
super good composition with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Siggi,
An excellent shot with beautiful colors, details & composition. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-10-07 16:39]

Hello Siggi,
Very interesting shot of this pretty group of Yellow Staghorn. Composition couldn't have been better. Love the vivid yet natural colors and fine exposure. Great job!!

autumnal light with color rendering, very fine composition and photo!
best regards Siggi

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-10-08 6:30]

Interesting fungi with shapes and colors..good image. tfs.

hello Siegfried,
very nice picture with good and perfect colour and clarity.
nice composition.
best wishes,

Ciao Siegfried. Exciting colours results and excellent contrast. Very good details.


Witaj Siggi
Piekne okazy trafiles, takie intensywne grzybowe plomyki.

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