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Tylopilus formosus

Tylopilus formosus
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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: 2009-03-20
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand Fungi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 0:41
Viewed: 5370
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Species: Tylopilus formosus G. Stev.
Common Name: Dark Velvet Bolete

Found: Under Leptospermum and Nothofagus
Substrate: Ground
Spore: Brown
Height: 100 mm
Width: 80 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: Unknown

This is another of the large bolete that grow in the Nothofagus (Beech) forests of New Zealand.
I found these ones on the Coal Creek walkway near Runanga.
Hope you like them.
Thanks for looking,

Seabird, boreocypriensis, nasokoun, jaycee, Dis. Ac., red45, albert, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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Hi, Steve,

a very nice capture of the forest treasure with great composition and colours. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hi Steve, an awesome macro capture of these dark velvet boleto mushrooms with neat details in a charming atmosphere.
TFS and cheers,

Ciao Steve, lovelycouple with splendid light and colors, excellent sharpness and wonderful details, very well done, ciao Silvio

hello Steve
beautiful composition
good sharpness and very good details of the fungi
very nice background you can see something of the forrest
great shot
greeting lou

hello Steve
particular glance, very good result through one very good POV very beautiful photo
best regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-30 9:25]

Hi Steve,

An amazing close-up of this fungus showing it off in great detail. Wonderful to see the two together with good views of the cap and the underneath. I love the beautiful forest setting.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-30 10:14]

Hello Steve,
Another fantastic photo in very beautiful mysterious light. Good sharpness and composition. Beautiful environment.

Hi Steve,

nice composition from thes 2 fungi's in their natural habitat.
Beautiful colours.
This also never been seen before.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-31 2:33]

Hi Steve!

Something special today - note straight from internet translator :-)

Pretty (beautiful) photo of mushroom enclosed (enclosed with) very rainy wood (forest). Composition pleases me with (from) paprociami and old trunk of tree. Mushrooms look great very, from low prospect photograph. Good, natural paints. Nowhere shows not symbol alchemicznego neither moszny, but there is not for I great problem. Imitated (managed) next case (together; time) friend łowów!

Hi Steeve
An other good mushroom photo with a nice spot light on them

Hi Steve,
It's great You posted this - I just mentioned (yesterday) to one of my teachers on the university (where I study mycology now) that I've already seen the NZ endemism Tylopilus formosus (this isn't Your 1st pic about this specie) on photo. Kind of thelepathy, huh?! Would be very cool to see it in live, and I'd like to thank You for Your kindness when mentioning this in a forum topic, but as Grzeg also said, there's one "small" problem. Money, the cost of the plain ticket.
About the photo: nice shot, great composition with the dead wood and the moss also, beautiful natural colors. Wonderful specie and specimens here. Congrats for this nice capture.
Have a nice weekend and tfs, László

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