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Birch polypore II

Birch polypore II
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-20
Categories: Fungi
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-11-21 18:33
Viewed: 3978
Points: 6
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I managed to find some time to take a walk in Switherland woods on the edge of Bradgate deer park, a nice piece of acient woodland, I was able to vist it on a frosty but sunny morning you can see the remains of the frost on the upper surface of this Bracket fungus. also known as the "Razor Strop fungus" for the old use of this fungus when dry to keep the blades of shaving razors sharp and clean, the Birch Polypore Piptoporus betulinus is found in my experience on the trunk or main branches of dead Birch trees Betula , though a couple of books say they also may be found on live ones, though I have never seen them on live ones.Click here to veiw one I saw on my last vist to the wood.
This image was taken with the camera turned upside down so the on board flash would light the uderside of the bracket to show the pores underneath, with the flash set on low power to try and avoide burning out the whites which is so easy to do with a digital camera.
hope you like this one, and thank you for taking the time to look .

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Hi Robert. Thanks for bringing again the Piptaporus betulinus to us. I have only seen once here, at least I think it is although it is quite different from this one. I have to put it in my "next posts" list so you can give your opinion.
Also liked very much your Coprinus plicatilis, this specie has a wonderful "close up" view too, remember this one?:
Thanks very much for sharing.

Hi Rob,

Interesting capture and well done on the composition. I haven't seen to many fungi this year, just a the huge saucer on a Birch posted not too far back.
I was on horseback and saw some growing from the ground, yellow and some orange colored ones. I had the cam, but had to stay on the ride, couln't get off. I'll see next summer.


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-12-23 15:46]

Merry Christmas to you and to those whom you cherish, Robert, and thanks for sharing your beautifull pictures. I really believe that it is worth to make it to be in contact with our increasingly small world.
I am at Granby with my father. We have a great time together preparing the banquet to come for Christmas.
Take care my young friend.

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