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Diachea leucopodia

Diachea leucopodia
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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: Protoctista
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, Slime moulds - Myxomycetes - Protoctista [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-17 8:56
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Diachea Laucopodia

Kingdom Protista; Phylum Myxomycota; Class Myxomycetes; Order Stemonitales; Family Stemonitidaceae; Diachea leucopodia ( Bull.) Rost.

Taxonomy has changed recently though:
Clade (Hyperregnum?): Anterokonta
Clade (Superregnum?): Amoebozoa
Regnum: Conosa
Clade (Phylum?): Mycetozoa
Superclassis: Eumyxa
Classis: Myxogastrea
Familia: Didymiidae
Genus: Diachea

Notice that the height of the one on the detail might be 2-3 mm, and the diameter 0.5 mm.

Sporocarps gregarious. Sporothecae cylindrical or elliptical, 0.4-0.6 mm diam., metallic blue, bronze or purple. Hypothallus white, calcareous. Stalk stout, white, calcareous, up to half the total height. Peridium membranous. Columella cylindrical, thick, calcareous, almost reaching to the apex of the sporotheca. Capillitium arising from the whole length of the columella, consisting of purple-brown, branched and anastomosed threads, pale at the tips. Spore-mass black. Spores dull lilac, 8-11 µm diam., verruculose. Plasmodium white.

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

Detail: EOS350D + Reversed Minolta MD Zoom 35-70 + Extension tubes
Tripod - F:11 - 0.6 sec. - Manual exposure
General view: Sony F:717 + Sony Close up lens
Handheld - F:8 - 1/125 - Manual exposure - Diffuse flash.

RAP, horia, jmp, marmottelolo, ellis49, JoseMiguel, ferranjlloret, anel, Juyona, thistle, sadeik, PDP, Luc, jpdenk has marked this note useful
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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-17 9:02]

Miniaturas casi como juguetes, retratada con la vieja y siempre bien aprovechada F717 queridos amigos.
Una gran presentación, una vez más, con el perfecto punto de vista, el encuadre bien equilibrado y suavemente inclinado, el fondo ideal por el contraste que produce y una admirable nitidez y claridad en todos y cada uno de ellos.
La imagen ampliada de la izquierda, nos muestra los detalles que no se aprecian en la otra y complementa estupendamente la composición.
Gracias y mis mejores deseos para ambos... Ricardo

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-17 9:05]

I didn't know nature has small microphones :)) But they look terrific!!!
What a wonderful presentation, my friends!
The shape of these little fungi is amazing and the idea to present them both as a single element and as they really occur in the wild is excellent.
Great lighting and colors, very nice sharp details and DOF at both of the photos.
Charming work!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-17 9:22]

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Bellísimos y minúsculos honguitos. Las dos fotos están magníficas y no se puede pedir más en composición, nitidez e iluminación.
José M.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-17 9:57]

Hello Felipe and Cristsina,
Very nice presentation of these peculiar and very tiny fungi by very skilful photographers!!
Quite fantastic!
Many thanks, Ulla

bonjour felipe et cristina
bien reussie cette macro avec l'objectif retourné,bonne note egalement

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
a very good macro's of fungis I never have seen before.
The details are well seen in lonely one.
Well composed amd good POV. I like the brown tones.
Very well done, my friends.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-12-17 13:10]

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
a masterpiece giving an overview and a detailed presentation of this mini-fungus. Excellent sharpness and appropriate ligh as well as background design.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-17 13:37]


What a great presentation. I think both photos were needed. The first shows the lovely details and shape. The second scale and an illustration of how they groww. Pefect details and POV as usual



Hola Cristina y Felipe,
Que poco común, -al menos para mí-, la foto que nos presentan.
Muy acertada la iluminación empleada, que nos permite apreciar con gran detalle a estos diminutos hongos.
Me encanta el carácter didáctico que le imprime el inserto del detalle ampliado, muy bueno.
Enhorabuena y muchos saludos,

Hola Felipe,
Una bella y didáctica composición, ha destacar la nitidez que les has sacado a este bonito mixo, unos resultados muy remarcables.
Saludos cordiales.

Great picture with very informative magnification. Beautifully done!!!

Taxonomy has changed recently though:
Clade (Hyperregnum?): Anterokonta
Clade (Superregnum?): Amoebozoa
Regnum: Conosa
Clade (Phylum?): Mycetozoa
Superclassis: Eumyxa
Classis: Myxogastrea
Familia: Didymiidae
Genus: Diachea

Sorry Felipe, out of time.
Beautiful shot.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-18 9:46]

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
looking at your different fungi-pictures, it seems that there are no limits to shapes and colours in the realm of fungis. These are very "cute" and of beautiful colour. Interesting to have the possibility to see the group and one single Diachea.
Best regards

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-18 13:42]

Buenas tardes, a la hora de pasar mis ideas a la máquina surge un montón de adjetivos... jamás habia visto a estas setitas, es un auténtico placer añadir otra imagen a mi carpeta de elementos dsconocidos, magnífica fotografía, los detalles son estupendos. gracias por la labor, docente y "decente" muchos saludos y TFS. Victor

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Una gran aproximación como nos tienes acostumbrados, excelente nitidez de estos seres tan pequeños y gran desconocidos. Por lo que veo ya teneis una buena colección de Myxomycetes.
Un saludo

Hi Felipe,

Very informative picture of the fungi. I had a look at your portfolio and all your pictures are good. Very well done.


Hello Felipe,
Lovely set of photos. I really like the look of these fungi and their colours. Both pictures are great technically and have perfect framing. But first of all whole post is very interesting.
I like it a lot!
Very well done!

I see these types alot but have never bothered photographing them. This is excellant and especially the macro. Really good detail.


Hola amigos,
Como digo lo mismo y no me canso, que variedad de hongos que hay en Galicia! Tambien digo lo mismo siempre y es cierto, la calidad de la foto y composición es estupenda.
¿No pensasteis en hacer un libro con todo este material? Sería fabuloso.

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2007-01-07 14:21]

Hello Felipe, it's good to have the close up on the left but I think I would prefer it as a workshop as the right hand picture is a delight! It looks alien and the lighting and composition are greAt, well done.

Hello Filipe and Cristina,
Beautiful images of some fascinating organisms, you've photographed them very nicely.

By the way, Linnaean taxonomy is still the most widely accepted way to classify organisms, cladistic taxonomy is relatively new and not "official", so you might want to take that into consideration in your notes.


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