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Orange waxgills

Orange waxgills
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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: 2008-04-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Trips to New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-08 4:01
Viewed: 5703
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi friends, today I present a pair of beautiful orange waxgill (Hygrocybe blanda), again from the Arnold River Reserve. This was an amazing reserve with over a dozen colourful species distributed across the forest floor. Steve (LordPotty) and I spent nearly fours hours admiring and photographing the fantastic that grow here. Without doubt this mixed beech forest is the most diverse I been to thus far.

Orange waxgills have a small pileus (cap), only 8-15mm across that sits on top of beautifully smooth and sinuous stipe (stem) that can grow to 50mm high. They are found in moist mixed forest from April to June. They are considered rare and apparently only known from a few locations on the north and south islands of New Zealand.

Shot in super-macro mode on a mini-tripod with natural light. For info sources, see previous post.

nkasot, Argus, Nic-n-Jen_Inc, Dis. Ac., xTauruSx, LordPotty, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Very interesting!! - This is a very good photo

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-05-08 4:36]

Hello Chris, superb capture of this interesting mushroom. TFS. Regards,


Very interesting and wonderful colour of this mushroom which I have not seen before. TFS. Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-08 5:53]

Hello Chris,
Another beautiful fungal portrait of a rare species with excellent sharpness and DOF and their orange colour contrasts well with the forest floor BG.
Nice to see and thanks for sharing this,
Regards, Ivan

Nice Orange, but i found the leaves abit distract. Anyhow, nice shot over all.
Best regards,

Hello Chris,
These waxgills stand out nicely against the forest floor. Your POV, sharpness and clarity are very nicely done.

Hi Chis,

A beautifully nice pair of fungi.
These specie i have never been seen before and i'am a fungi man.


Hello Chris, very interesting mushroom with its oragnge colour. Great composition. TFS. Regards,

Hi Chris,
A nice sharp capture of these blanda.
I thought I'd already critiqued them but was mistook.
Lovely shot anyway.

Hi Chris,

It seems like You were lucky, and there was a fantastic autumn fungi season in NZ. This is one of the reasons I like this site so much, because I can see lots of nice photos of fungi from other continents. When I was a child, I had a dream about a book which is containing photos of each mushroom specie, from all over the world. Of course it's still an illusion, but thanx to You, Steve (LordPotty) and some others I can check a lot of interesting fungi which don't live here, on pro photos.

This is an absolute top notch photo, couldn't be any better. Bravo.

Tfs, best wishes, László

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