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Panellus stypticus

Panellus stypticus
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia III [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-23 10:04
Viewed: 6029
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't remember to come across this one in TN, so I decided to include it in the wonderful fungui collection we already have in this site.
When I look for the id, I discoverred that this are photo luminiscent in the dark. If I knew, I would have retuned at night for a shot :)

Location: North America, Europe
Edibility: Inedible
Colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
Normal size: Less than 5cm
Cap type: Other
Stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
Spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
Habitat: Grows on wood

Panellus stypticus (Bull. ex Fr.) Karst. syn. Panus stipticus (Bull. ex Fr.) Eichen Zwergknäueling Pane stiptique Bitter Oysterling. Note stypticus is also spelt stipticus by some authors.
Cap 1–3cm across, kidney-shaped, pale ochre-brown to cinnamon, minutely scurfy. Stem 5–20 x 2–5mm, lateral, tapering towards the base, concolorous with cap or paler.
Flesh whitish to pale yellowish. Taste bitter. Gills pale cinnamon. Spore print white. Spores elliptic, amyloid, 3–6 x 2–3um. Habitat often in crowded tiers on dead branches or stumps, especially of oak.
Uncommon. Not edible.

I found this info in RogerMushrooms website.

F:8 - 1/6 sec. - Manual exposure - Tripod - Flash:no

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Hello Felipe,
It's wonderful to see a photo from you again.
A great image as usual, perhaps a little more light through the mid section would be better, but the POV, composition and sharpness is superb.
Thanks for posting here again. I'm going to post something myself, when I can get it down to 300 kilobytes. Whats with that ? lol

Hello Felipe,

This is what I was waiting for in the last couple of years: You post fungi again! And what a pic MF! Absolutely excellent! No need to say more about the quality: it's a fantastic masterpiece, a real orange symphony of fungi! Bravo bravissimo amigo! I wish to make such a brilliant image at least once in my life.

I was thinking firstly the ID specification's wrong and what we see on Your pic is Phyllotopsis nidulans (Pers.) Singer, but after half an hour of search in literature, in my private archives and on the net I must agree with Your original identification, although colors are a bit strange for Panellus stipticus (Bull.) P. Karst. In most of the cases this species has ochre, cream-ochre cap color, not orange.

Gracias, saludos, László

Hola Felipe,
Una joya de POV que hace que la imagen "evolucione" maravillosamente y una exposición perfectamente manejada; esto esto es tanto como ver el Hongo a ojo desnudo, me imagino.
Saludos / Gracias por compartir / Feliz fin de semana para ti y tu familia.

Hola Felipe Mateo and Cristina

A lovely ''spiral staircase'' in an interesting view from below! I always visualise Fungi as displaying the biggest, oldest at the bottom and the smallest on the top...

László describes so ably your wonderful work, for me the amateur I can only say: it is a true pleasure to vie your photo!

Have a nice weekend

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-24 0:52]

Very artistic image of this lovely fungi, very interesting viewpoint and the lighting is great. tfs.

Hi Felipe

Beautiful details of the gills. Great composition, a lovely collection of individuals. Great POV. What a pity you couldn't do a night shot, that woud have been something to see. TFS


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-24 10:02]

Hi Felipe.
I am pleased to see your new nice picture after so long pause. As always you have presented these beautiful fungi excellently at a very impressive POV with vivid colours and superb details. My compliments and all the best.

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