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Dryad's Saddle

Dryad's Saddle
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Copyright: William Jacobs (oldferret) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 395] (1837)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 400D + Grip BG-E3, Canon EF 75-300 mm USM, 58mm UV Filter-Hoya
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 2:16
Viewed: 3059
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fungi is growing from a fallen tree at the front of my home.

Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) is quite an imposing and massive fungus which forms tiered brackets on ash, elm and other deciduous trees. Appears June - September. Upper surface creamy buff with dark brown-scales. Lower surface creamy white with large pores.

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Wonderful colored capture, great details,lovely light.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-09-07 9:57]

Hi William. You have taken this large Fungi with rich colours against the Ivy. Good use of the flash in this one. with good detail in the surface. Well done TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-09-10 12:27]

Hello Bill,
Excellent capture of this Dryads Saddle, well seen against the ivy-covered tree trunk with fine sharpness and from a good POV. Younger brackets are supposed to be edible but I have never tried it.
Thanks and thanks also for your kind words on my 600th posting,
Kind regards,

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