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Another huba (Fomes fomentarius)

Another huba (Fomes fomentarius)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Jasmis (jasmis) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 18] (161)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon G3
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-12-19 4:29
Viewed: 6054
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fomes fomentarius (L. ex Fr.) KickxEchter Zunderschwamm Amadouvier, Hoof Fungus or Tinder Bracket. Bracket 545cm across, 325cm wide, 225cm thick, hoof-shaped, hard and woody, usually discrete but several fruit bodies may occur on the same trunk; upper surface with a hard horny crust, concentrically grooved and zoned grey. Flesh hard, fibrous, cinnamon-brown. Taste acrid, smell slightly fruity. Tubes 27mm long in each layer, rusty-brown. Pores 23 per mm, circular, light grey-brown darkening when handled. Spores brownish, lemon-yellow, oblong-ellipsoid, 1520 x 57um. Hyphal structure trimitic; generative hyphae with clamp-connections. Habitat usually on birch in Scotland and Northern England, but also on beech. The few record from Southern England are mostly on beech and sycamore. Season sporulating in spring to early summer, perennial. Uncommon. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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  • Fakir (18)
  • [2004-12-19 5:32]

These hubas are better than previous you sent to TN. And this time the note is more exact. Well done.

Composition: ***
Sharpness: ***
Color: ***
DOF: ***
POV: ***
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Good shot, just a bit over exposed.
Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-12-19 8:07]

Swietne. To wszystko huby, czy te 'uszy' pomaranczowe to juz inny gatunek grzyba? Podobaja mi sie ich kolory.

Very interesting shot Jan. You can see here that the bracket fungi in the centre have been growing while the tree was upright...the ones on either side have grown since the tree fell over.
Nice colours on the new fungi,although a touch too bright. Well done.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2004-12-19 11:57]

Very beautiful, colorful fungi.Very nice details and interesting note.Thanks for posting

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-12-19 11:58]

Good shot with clear details. A tad overexposed but you done well

This is a strange formation, there seems to be 2 differet fungus, the Fomes and the yellow on in the fomes. It seems you had it difficult to get it into the frame, a pity is a bit cut and overexposed. It is very descriptive anyway, I would have liked to see a WS with the other side. Thanks for sharing.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-12-21 15:56]

This is very interesting and I like the composition. There are some over exposed areas, but I did not find it to be distracting.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Nice light, good focus and colours.
Very well done.

Great shot, but showing Fomitopsis pinicola (Sw.) P. Karst., not Fomes fomentarius (L.) J. Kickx. F. fomentarius never has red / orange colors on the fruitbody. The older, grey-ish / black fruitbodies were growing when the tree was standing, but they belong to the same species, Fomitopsis pinicola. Nice presentation of geotropism.

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