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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Minolta HT-SI, Minolta AF 35-70
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 2:32
Viewed: 4447
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is a very large mushroom. In fact among 5 largest I ever met. Looks like it grows on wood logs and trees but does not; it grows at the base of the trees or on decaying buried wood. Smells quite good and one may think it is edible but is not; actually it has a very bitter taste. Looks like a polypore but, guess what, it's not.
It is called Meripilus giganteus and belongs to the MERIPILACEAE family. Not long ago, it was regarded as a close relative to Polypores. Recent DNA researching revealed that in fact, except the overall looking, they are quite distant.

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To RAP: thx for the commentpetrudamsa 1 12-12 01:15
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Petru, I like the composition, the frame and lovely colors. The note is quite useful too. Thanks.

Hello Petru,
Nice to see one of your rare postings, my friend!
Interesting fungus captured with sharp fine details, good textures and natural colours!
Pleasant fdraming with inclusion of location details, well done!
Pablo -

Hi petru

a fascinating mushroom with a strange configuration...colours are great as well as sharpness and DOF

Hi Petru,
This fungi have an interesting shape and colors. Well captured. Sharp and neat.
Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-10 6:56]

Hello Petru,
Splendid shot of these interesting fungi. Very sharp focus and lovely colours. Nice composition. Interesting!
TFS, Ulla

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-12-10 10:47]

Petru, what a pleasant surprise to see you make a post mf...;-)
I thought about you this summer in June when I spent some time in Phoenix and Scottsdale, but unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to go on any photo excursions.

Excellent composition of this mushroom! Are those insects that we see crawling on it?

Best Regards & TFS,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-11 8:26]
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Bonita captura Petru de estos interesantes hongos con apropiado punto de vista y composición.
El foco y la profundidad son buenos con la suficiente agudeza sobre la totalidad de inmenso hongo.
Imagino que por el modelo de la cámara que informas, has digitalizado del original, por lo que desconozco si la ligera sobre exposición pertenece a la imagen o es parte del post procesado.
De todas maneras, una excelente e instructiva entrega.
Gracias y saludos... Ricardo

Nice capture Petru of these interesting mushrooms with appropriate point of view and composition.
The focus and the depth are good with the enough sharpness about the entirety of immense mushroom.
I imagine that for the model of the camera that you inform, you have digitized of the original, for what I ignore if the slight over exposure belongs to the image or it is part of the post processed.
Anyway, an excellent and instructive post.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-12-17 12:19]

they are all so different..and alive..
flash made this one really sharp but not too many hard shadows..

I missed this one and it is new for me. Looks wonderful so big and beautiful shaped and coloured. Seems that insects think it is confortable too :)
Nice POV and good use of flash on this one, bringing out beautiful colours.
Sarbatori vesele too, MF :)
PD: I made a workshop to the workshop you posted for me. Regards, Felipe.

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