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Jelly fungi


Jelly fungi
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-26
Categories: Rain Forest, Fungi
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 f3.5-5.6 DC, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/11, 3 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates and fungi of the Sydney region 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 3:26
Viewed: 3970
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well I've been absent for nearly a year now, but my friend Laszlo asked me to return, so I will post occasionally, when I have time.

This is a nice specimen of Tremella fuciformis from Terrace Falls near Hazelbrook, about 80km west of Sydney. The fruiting body is a mass of translucent gelatinous fungal material. It may form convoluted or lobed folds. As it dries, it shrinks to almost nothing. It is usually 3 - 15cm across. The spores are borne on the upright lobes, not on gills. There is no pileus or stipe. Spore print is white.

It is found on wood, though usually in association with a "companion fungus" such as species of the black Ascomycete, Hypoxylon. The companion fungus degrades the wood, preparing it for the Tremella.

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You have been missed here, Chris.
Thanks for coming back with this brilliant capture of Jelly Fungii.
An amazing capture that looks so very real.
Keep posting; this place needs some good work.
Regards.
Ram

Ciao Chris, nice see you again on TN, a great return with fantastic fungus, splendid light, superb sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-11-27 11:18]

Welcome back Chris!
I am a bit less active on TN now but I came in and saw this fine image of this Jelly fungus. You used the low lighting well to get fine sharpness and DOF with natural colours.
I hear that your summer is rainy in NSW, which can account for sights like this!
Thanks and all the best,
Ivan

Ho Chris,
Fantastic!... You've recorded perfectly the fungi's struqture and the environmment details!... Great shot!
Is good can see again ypur shots MF!
Regards
TFS
Jesús

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-28 3:40]

Hello Chris,
Great to see a new photo from you. And what a beauty. Very beautiful light and contrasting colours, excellent sharpness, details and depth of field.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Chris,
Impressive focus with very nice details and fantastic natural colors.
This jelly fungi looks excellent and it has a lovely color and shape.
I like the excellent composition with great POV.
Marius.

Hello Chris
Impressive photo! Interesting subject, very good composition, fantastic colours and great sharpness.
Regards,
Christodoulos

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