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Dark Stranger

Dark Stranger
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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: 2009-03-23
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 13:35
Viewed: 3876
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another fungi shot taken on the plateau above Arnold River near lake Brunner (Moana).
As yet,I don't have a final ID,but I'm guessing that this is almost certainly an old Entoloma,most likely Entoloma aberrans.
I've put a shot of it from above and below,side by side,so that we can see the gills.
Although it was old,I thought the old split gills made it a very interesting candidate for a photo.

Hope you like it too.
Cheers & thanks for looking.

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hello Steve
beautiful sharpness good details
nice composition
i do not know the name
greeting lou

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-27 13:51]

Hello Steve,
Good idea to present this interesting fungus from two POV's in this dual image. Both are sharp and well presented with good lighting and colours. Looks like you have enough NZ fungi images to illustrate a book!
Thanks and all the best,

Hello Steve, my neighbour in today.
another very nice post from mushrooms. this is nice collage of two shots. especially left one looks very beautiful white striped patterns in dark and light colors. focus and POV nice for both of them. nicely composed. thanks for sharing, have a nice weekend my friend

Hello Steve, excellent image of these mushrooms. Great details and composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-27 16:16]

Hi Steve,

At first I didn't realize these were two photos. Great idea so we could see such good views from above and below. Very unusual looking and quite beautiful. You captured it very well.


Hi Steve,

what a strange looking fungi, this specie also not been seen before.
Old fungi's can also be beautiful and I am also old fungi been placed on TN.
Good pov and collage.
Beautiful colours.


Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this mushroom. Excellent collage showing two different POV. Very good details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-28 3:52]

Steve, WoW you seem to be running behind these fungi's now a days and it is rewarding. good work and TFS Ganesh

Hello Steeve,
Interesting presentation of this dark fungi,it seems that NZ is a fungi's paradise!
Good POV on both photos
Well done

hello steve,
nice presentation of this fungi, liked the details and the natural colors,

Sometimes certain angles such as this and in montage side by side, add to the mystery of mushrooms..they are held in high regard in Celtic and Druid circles..and among gourmets of course..well see Steve1

Hi Steve, a wonderful collage and good idea giving two different POV of this interesting musroom. Each one is perfectly focused and composed... TFS and have a nice sunday!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-29 6:13]

Hi Steve,
a very special fungi here. so different and so unique. well taken to show its lovely features. i like the way you combine the views, it helps me a lot too in understanding the fungi.
well presented in its very very natural surrounding.


Hi Steve again,

Interesting photo-pair - from the thumbnail view I thought the fungi were really in this position. You're showing not only the fruitbodies very well, but also our eternal problem: macroscopic ID specification of too old specimens.
Great double, bravo. Tfs, cheers, László

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