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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: 2005-01-02
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-12 11:17
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most common fungi to be found in the woods is Trametes versicolor, the turkey tail fungus. The common name come from the banding pattern on the fruiting bodies that resembles (in miniature, of course) the tail of a strutting turkey. The colors of the bands can be quite variable, depending on the genetics of the organism and its environment. Most of the bands are dark to light brown in color, alternating with light colored bands of white to tan, with still more bands of blue, orange, maroon, and other. The can be strikingly beautiful, and are among the most easily found fungi. The species has a widespread distribution, having been found in nearly every country. You probably have this fungus where you live! Trametes versicolor can be a very prolific fruiter...

I found this info HERE where there is a nice read and more information about this and other fungi.

Hope you like!

F:4.5 - 1/20 - Manual exposure - Tripod

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To jmp: Muchas gracias.extramundi 1 09-15 14:10
To uleko: About where I found it.extramundi 1 09-12 13:05
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bella e originale. complimenti ciao gigicacco

Hello Felipwe,

Great shot, very nice colors, bg, POV DOF perefct details, very crisp, Nicly composed and captured photo,

TFs Kyle

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-09-12 12:03]

what a great shot of this fungus. and you almost have a full circel as well which is really nice.

great detail, colours and DOF.

nicely done.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-12 12:51]
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That's a really beautiful fungus! We've got a similar one here but not as brilliant as this.
Would be interesting to know where you found it and what size it was. Anyway it's a brilliant shot displaying the colours and the pattern against the dark background!
Thanks, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-12 13:38]

Si hubiese visto rapidamente la imagen pequeña entre todas en la galería y no advirtiese que era tuya, hubiera pensado que se trataba de un tronco o algo así.
Una portento de colores con perfecta composición, incluso con el tronquito por deltante de esta belleza.
La presencia de la plantita por arriba (que es, un epífita?), parecería que no existiera fondo alguno por lo bien logrado (o procesado) que se aprecia.
Como siempre, una de tus entregas fuera de lo común que desasna a más de uno (me incluyo) sobre este reino maravilloso.
Con admiración... Ricardo

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-09-12 13:53]

Wonderful colours and I like the composition. Great details and POV

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-12 13:54]

Buenas Tardes,
Es original y bello, este mundo que muchas veces pasa desapercibido entre las sombras, me sumo a las palabras de Ricardo, Saludos TFS

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-12 14:23]

Hello Filipe,
this is a georgeous example of a turkey tail fungus. Excellent captured with superp sharpness and lovely colors. POV, DOF and very well composed. Great thight crop.

Textura y color con un documento de valor para el conocimiento delos que ignoramos todo de los fungi excelente foto para la guia de campo.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-12 17:06]
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Hola Felipe,
Muy atractivo este hoongo. La composición es excepcional aunque noto algo raro en el color ¿es por el flash?
Un saludo, José M.

You've captured a beautiful looking fungi Felipe.
It almost looks like the rings from a tree, except more colourful.
The dark background really makes your fungi stand out.
TFS Janice

hi Felipe M & C, thisisnice shot with good POV and coloures. Good info.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-13 2:38]

Hi Filipe

This is really the peacock of all funguses!
What a spectacular show of colored "circles"!
Excellent POV on this one! Also very nice details, colrs - of course - and light. Very well done. Nice frameng and composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-13 2:39]

Woooow ! Nice shot my friend ! I like the composition with the branch in diagonal and the superb specimen. Good contrast on the dark BG. Bravo Felipe.
PS : I am happy because yesterday evening I found quantity of good mushroom but after a long time to clean them ;-)

Hi Felipe,
What a beautiful photo of maybe a most common fungi, but with a beautiful shape and ray of colors. Your composition with the diagonal branche in beautiful. I love the way everyhting seems to be wet. It gave a nice reflection.

Preciosa imagen esta que nos presentas, tonos, luz, color...y un completo comentario.
Saludos y gracias por compartir.
Juan Luis.

Hi Felipe,
This is a wonderful macro with excellent colors, exposure POV and details. This composition is amazing. As usual, this is a great shot from you with interesting notes. TFS,

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-05 15:52]

Cześć. Grzyby są piękne. Świetna fotka, ostrość, kompozycja super.

Hello Felipe , you are the best Fungi Photographer on the planet ;)) This one is so beautiful, the light, details and colour. Your Sony 717 has served you well. If I ever capture a fungi as part of a landscape Il dedicate it to you mf. Very well done.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-11-14 16:53]

Wow, I think I could make some "paydirt" on a webpage background design with this jewel. If you would permit me, I would be glad to demonstrate and then promptly put the background graphic into your care.

So beautiful! Nothing designs better than nature.

Thank you Felipe!


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