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Fairy bonnets

Fairy bonnets
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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: 2006-06-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS, Canon 12x zoom 36-432mm equivalent
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-27 6:51
Viewed: 3782
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These are a troop of Fairy Bonnets (Coprinus disseminatus) a reasonably common fungi found in rainforests of south eastern Australia. They have the habit of growing out from the sides of rotting logs, so that the stems are often curved as in this image.
I previously posted a shot of the same species in January and you can see more info on this species here.
This troop was taken at Minnamurra Falls.

Thanks for looking

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-27 6:54]

Hi Chris,
What a troop! Very well captured this higly organized group of fungi. Natural colours and very well presented.
TFS, JosÚ M.

Hello cris, excllent subject, it seem to be that time of the year for thess. Great Lihjting , Bg POV Details, great work, TFs Kyle

Hi Chris,
Excellent shot on this troop! Very unique looking fungi. Well done.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-07-27 8:26]

Hi Chris,
Quite an amazing growth of fungi here, it looks almost like some exotic light fitting. Very interesting notes and a very well executed shot, excellent detail, great exposure. I can almost smell that rotting wood and vegetation!

Hello Chris,
very nice capture with great sharpness, lighting, colours and POV too. Very good composition. Thank you for posting.

Hi Chris,

Interesting capture and view. Excellent composition and details. TFS.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-27 13:51]

Hi Chris !
I love to see mushroom photos, and this one is really beautiful ! You are so lucky to have found this big cluster ! I love the shaep of these fungi, they look frail and a bit delicate. Excellent details, nice natural colors, great composition and POV. Very well done !

Hi Chris,
Great composition and pov of this troop of fairy bonnets. Sharp and clear image. Very well done.

This is awesome, the mushroom configuration really makes this a cool picture. You picked a really great POV for this shot. Almost makes it look like a mushroom city in the forest of Endor. :)

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-27 1:46]

Nice shot for this group of Coprinus disseminatus. I am jalous beacause they exist in France but I never meet them ;-)
Congratulations Chris and thanks for sharing with us.

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