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Yellow waxgill

Yellow waxgill
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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: 2008-05-12 5:08
Viewed: 4629
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another beautiful fungi from the Arnold River Reserve near Greymouth. As mentioned in the previous posts, there were fungi everywhere and we photographed in excess of 15 species. I’m reasonably sure this one is a yellow waxgill (Hygrocybe julietae), a delicate fungi that grow to a height of 50mm with a stipe (stem) of 3mm diameter and a pileus (cap) of 20mm. They are endemic to New Zealand where they are found on the forest floor in moist northofagus and broad-leaved forest.

Shot in super-macro mode with natural light on a mini-tripod.

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Hi Chris, my dear friend,
Another beautiful fungus capture with superb clarity, wonderful DOF and POV. Nice colurs and great compositon too.


Hallo Chris
You’re fungi photographs that you have been placing lately is really remarkable, and this very looooooooooooong yellow one is no exception. I do not have much knowledge about fungi and because of that I prefer not to give my comments on these kinds of postings. I can however not let this beauty pass without adding my little comment for what it is worth. A well composed image with good and clear details. The colour of the plants emphasise the details and colour of the fungi even more. A splendid image indeed. Trek Nature is without a doubt a very interesting and most educational site. Not a day will pass that I don't see or learn something new. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-05-12 8:41]

Hi Chris,another fantastic and different pic,your way to show the fungi whit your wonderfull choice of the point of view is very very wonderfull,perfect quality in sharpenss and colours,i like a lot your work,thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Chris,
Your fungi presentations are really beautiful and enjoyable in this site!
You had shared with us all sort of colour among them, much apprecaited for the excellent work!
the image is sharp with good colour and details
well done

Nice colours and sharp image I agree with your ID. The foliage around the fungi looks black I assume that from a sooty mold? Thanks for showing

Hello Chris
An other beautiful fungi well rendered by a superb macro and very good DOF
Well done

Another great capture Chris.
Not sure if this is Hygrocybe julietae or cerinolutea or what ... they keep changing the names every few months anyway.
Its a nice clear shot any how,
Good work.

Hi Chris,
Beautifully composed and sharpened photo with awesome color contrast. I especially like the off-centered placing of the fungus, and of course, its color. Strongly reminds me to our Hygrocybe glutinipes, except for it's not so tall as this little Southern treasure.
Good job as always from You, congrats and tfs. Best wishes from Your Hungarian friend, László

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