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Fungi Florets

Fungi Florets
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/29.0, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-01 7:46
Viewed: 3761
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I couldn't help myself when I spotted this fungus at the side of my track this morning. I simply had to take some photos of it.

And this was one of those occasions when it simply had to have everything in focus. None of my usual background being out of foucs or even blurry. The fungus just had to be totally in focus. So with the camera bag ledged against the tripod leg to stop it falling over (not normally an issue, but this fungus was on the very edge of a drainage ditch making balance an issue) and me standing ankle deep in rather cold water, this is the end result.

Only I have no realy idea as to what it actually is... I was trametes versicolor, but I'm not sure there is enough brown in this one.

It is growing on dead soft wood - specifically hazel (I had to chop the tree down becuase it is too close to the edge of the track), in an area mostly of silver birch and the odd hard wood tree such as beech, oak and holly, on the edge of a marshy area of grassland.

I don't know how this is going to upload becuase the compression ratio had to be quite high - hence the not at 800 pixels. I had to crop it further to get below 20 (out of 100) on the compression ratio, but I wanted to post it...

Right enough whittering, off to the Chiropractor now, back later when I will add or edit the id - subject to suggestions and then add in a link for further information.

see you all later. Emma

Oh - yes, all the usual converted from RAW, white balance to flash, triod and flash fill in use, timer and mirror lockup to avoid unnecessary camera shake. resized and sharpened and nothing else.

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This is a work of art, Emma. It is some fungus alright, but the way you have captured it makes it so very appealing and beautiful.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-01 13:05]

Hi Emma

What a splendid POV to take this picture!
All those "rings" of different colors look absolutely amazing!
You did great to stop and take this shot!
Also, the fallen leaves from around it look very beautiful and make a lovely natural framing to the fungus.
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)
  • [2006-11-01 13:12]

Hi Emma,
Beautiful patterns can be seem in this fungi. I like the soft and homogeneous light, the composition and brownish leaves background. An aesthetic image that gives a clue of the climate of your "part of the world"
Best regards, José M.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-11-01 13:25]

Hello Emma
Terrific shot of this fungus which I believe is a Trametes versicolor, a bracket fungus growing on dead wood. It is very beautiful with a velvety surface and you've really portrayed it well here, very sharp and natural colours.
Thanks, Ulla

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-01 14:47]

Hi Emma,

A nice capture of this fungi,I bet this was hard to spot between all the leave,composition is sharp and has nice colors,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-01 15:54]

Emma muy original este disparo buen pov, y preciosa este fungi, colores y textuta... saludos

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-11-01 16:15]

Hello Emma,
This bracket fungus that you portrayed so well shows a fine pattern that could be an inspiration many kinds of designers or artists. This species appears to be common in S. sweden but seems to vary a little in colour, probably depending on the type of substrate, as well as microclimatic conditions.
Well done!
Regards, Ivan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-01 17:25]

Inusual POV Emma permitiéndonos ver la belleza de estos hongos.
Buen colorido con adecuado DOF brindando un foco integral sobre el conjunto.
Me agrada la iluminación lograda, gracias al .2sec. de velocidad, descubriendo los suaves tonos de los hongos y su entorno.
Gracias y hasta la próxima... Ricardo

Unusual POV Emma allowing us to see the beauty of these mushrooms.
Good colos with appropriate DOF offering an integral focus on the group.
I like achieved illumination, due to the .2sec. of speed, discovering the soft tones of the mushrooms and their environment.
Thank you and until the next one... Ricardo

  • Evelynn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
  • [2006-11-01 23:29]

I'm sorry to hear that you are having such a painful time of it right now, Emma.

This fungus is enormous! I can see why you had to record it. I like the overhead POV. It really quite lovely. The variety among fungi is so amazing.

TFS and take care

Evelynn : )

Hi Emma,
I hope all went well at the Chiropractor. I am sure you wil first have some more pain before it will get less.
Anyway, about the photo. I really like the shape and the layers of the fungi It looks a little like the rings of a tree. It also looks like you caught a different fungi in the same shot as well, or is part of the entire fungi? Excellent control over the exposure and getting a really steady shot considering the position you were in. Personally I would prefer a slightly angled POV, so that the photo has more depth.

:) tomorrow

Hello Emma,
Good close-up!
Great colours and details in this fine composition...
A very good image depicting the autumn atmosphere!
Pablo -

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-11-22 18:28]

Hi Emma, interesting view. I like the concentricity of this specimen. The leafy bg is nice too. Very nice.

great art, TFS Ori

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-04-02 10:30]

Magnifique décoration de la nature.
Bonne journée.

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  • sgo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
  • [2007-04-03 12:10]

Hi Emma,
Thank you very much for guiding me to your beautiful specimen of the T. versicolor! This is an excellent shot as to colours, sharpness and perspective and gives an almost 3D-like impression when looking at it! Very nice indeed! TFS,
With best regards,

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