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Hypholoma acutum

Hypholoma acutum
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-26
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/4 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of New Zealand, New Zealand Fungi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 5:43
Viewed: 5016
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellow-brown woodtuft
(Hypholoma acutum)

I hope I have the right identification here.
When I first saw these I thought they might be the Giant Flamecap (Gymnopilus junonius) but on closer inspection noted that they lacked the 'rusty' texture and darker gills of the aforementioned.
The elevated nipple in the centre of the cap was also another clue as to their correct ID

These colourful fungi are found mainly in the autumn in most native forest types throughout New Zealand on fallen logs and branches and growing from leaf litter.
The stem is up to 20mm high and the cap is up to 39mm in diameter.
A ring is absent although a few fibres of cortina may adhere to the margin.
The flesh is pale yellow-brown and brown in the stem.
The spore print is purple-brown to black.
I have no information as yet as to whether this species is edible,so unless you know for sure yourself,I wouldn't try it.

Hope you like the shot.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-22 5:55]

Hi Steve,
Wonderful shot of these colourful fingi set among the green undergrowth. Lovely colour contrasts and I like their shapes. Even if you are not sure about its edible qualities they really look yummy. Excellent POV to portray this charming atmosphere and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hola Steve.
Original PoV y excelentes colores los de esta magnífica imagen.
Buena presentación y acertado encuadre.
Saludos y tfs, JL.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-22 12:04]

Hi Steve
Very nice picture.Details and colors are very nice .You also did a very good job on the DOF.This picture look like if it was in 3D
TFS Michel

Stunning! Wonderful bright colours. Very good realization.
Best wishes,

Namastay Steve,
A beautiful capture of the fungi along with the lovely green moss. Nice POV and excellent composition with fine details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Very nice DOF and beautiful POV and composition for this brown tufts. You are right they remember in colour the G.junonius.
Thanks and best regards, Felipe.

Hi Steve,

It is so difficult to identify fungis. I don't no what they are. Very nice DOF and beautiful POV. Natural colors. Compo is also perfect, with the green moss between this brown boys. you have creating a charming atmosphere. Thanks. Regards and TFS Bob

Hi Steve,

Not sure where you are now, but I hope you once return to TN with such beautiful NZ fungi photos as this one. Fabulous composition, lights, colors and sharpness - and above all, a species I previously never heard about. I'm amazed by the great DoF even you chose f/2.8. Congrats and tfs. Excellent post, and by my opinion brutally underrated.

I wish you & your loved ones a healthy and prosperous new year, hope to see you soon. Friendly regards, László

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