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Basket Fungus

Basket Fungus
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Copyright: David McGill (Canish) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 33] (162)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-26
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-31 2:40
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom Fungi.

Division Basidiomycota

Class Agaricomycetes

Order Phallaes

Family Phallaceae

Genus lleodictyon

Species lleodictyon cibarium (M Raoul)

Common Name White Basket Fungus.

this fungi is normally found on the forrest floor but is also found in orchards and lawns gardens near trees or wood chips.

Height is about 150mm Width 150mm season is Autumn and they are not edible they are also very smelly.
Starts life as a puffball looking growth out of which comes the basket they only last a few days.
If you look bottom center of photo you can see the remains off the ball.

The photo has been cropped a little and sharpened after a little enhancement.

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Interesting mushroom.

does it make you hallucinate? :)


hello David
thanks for show us this beauty fungi
very good details and nice colours
greeting lou

Hi David,
Nice shot of this tropical stinkhorn. Probably the focus was a bit soft on the original image and you tried to increase sharpness non-selectively, on the whole photo - but otherwise an OK image about a species rarely shared on TN. Thanx.
Best regards, have a great weekend, László

Acertado título para esta rarísima y bella especie que no conocía.
Saludos desde España David: Josep Ignasi.

Hello David,
Wonderful species.
Very good mushroom.
This is amazing.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-14 3:26]

Hello David,
such an exciting specie and you definitely present it so well. The clarity and sharpness is so excellent. The contrast is so well seen.
I like the way you took it from the top. It shows the best of it.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-16 12:46]

Hello David,
I have seen pictures of this particular fungi, but have never seen one in the wild. You did a fine job of capturing this interesting species while showing wonderful detail and excellent exposure. Well done!!

Hello Dave,
Thanks for your valuable comment in my picture.

I haven't seen this type of fungi before.Well captured.Nice POV and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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