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Big yellow fungi

Big yellow 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: 2010-05-02
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 f3.5-5.6 DC, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/16, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-01 14:25
Viewed: 4429
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another big fungi from my camping trip to Newnes. Not really sure about the ID on this one, but I think it might be (Phylloporus clelandii). Please tell me if you think I’m wrong. Its cap was about 120mm diameter and growing in open eucalypt forest.

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I did't have to wait a lot of time :)
It looks really big and healthy.
You managed quite a lot of details in the bottom, considering available light.
Maybe some gardening, would have allowed a beautiful enviroment in the BG, but I know this takes a lot of time, not always available when abroad.
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

Hallo Chris,
a very beautiful macro shot, excellent low POV and DOF, very good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, a nice composition with a splendid underbrush environment
Best regards

Yep,despite the minimal effort in lighting and gardening you've managed a good clear shot with plenty of detail.
No idea what this is either. It does look big.
TFS this one.
Hope you're well :)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-08-01 23:57]

Good chosen viewpoint to show this beauty clearly and with colors. tfs.

Hallo Chris
A fine image with great ornamental value. The colours in this photograph is beautiful, the grasses in the foreground a great asset as it enhances the beauty of the fungus. The arrangement of ferns and other greenery around the fungi does not only create the ideal frame but it also rounds of this beautiful image to its best. I like it very much. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Chris,

Except for some oof grassblades the photo's second to none. Wonderful gill textures, nice natural colors, and even the bg is busy, it isn't disturbing at all. Top class image. Bravo.

About the ID specification: probably You're right. It's either a Phylloporus or an Austropaxillus, but I can't say more. Except for the fact Your photo's beautiful. Tfs MF.

Friendly regards, László

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-02 8:31]

Hello Chris,
The POV in portraying this fungus is ideal: the gills, stem and the shape of the hat are well seen with fine sharpness and colours. I also like the composition with the grasses and other plants providing a natural framing.
I have no idea about the ID but it looks edible to me:))!
Thanks and have a good week,

hello Chris
a beauty of a Fungi
Great sharpness good light and beautiful colours
nice shot
greeting lou

Hi, Chris,
Very nice this close up of this big yellow fungi. Good brightness and sharpness.
Best regards,

Hi mate,

An exceptional macro of this beauty, I like the diagonal formation on its umbrella. I also like the excellent focus on the main subject in the front, with the gradual blurring of the other floral elements behind. Great DOF and POV MF!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-07 20:04]

Hello Chris,
superb clarity and excellent presentation. This low eye level capture really give a dramatic scene. I like the background grasses that give a splendid graphic background.


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