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Ramaria Sp.

Ramaria Sp.
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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: 2007-06-02
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand Fungi, My favourite naturescapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-05 5:19
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken back in 2007 on the Lumix FZ5 that I am now using again,since I broke my FZ8.
On a day trip to Lake Haupiri,in the Hochstetter forest,we stopped off at Nelson Creek,an old gold mining area,to check out the fungi in the beech forest there.

These Ramaria or Coral Fungi are amongst the few we found on that day.
Its hard to pin down the exact ID of these but one possibility is Ramaria avellaneovertex.
If anyone (Laszlo ;) has any other ideas I'd be keen to hear them.
They're not always easy to photograph well,but I thought this one came out okay.

Hope you like the shot anyway.
Thanks for looking,

matatur, ramthakur, jaycee, boreocypriensis, eqshannon, albert, ppmiranda, Hormon_Manyer, BobH has marked this note useful
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A perfectly detailed beautiful macro study Steve, the mossy substratum and the dark BG enhance the fine composition nicely. TFS this rarely seen scene my friend.

Irrespective of the ID of these mushrooms, they sure are an impressive bunch, Steve. Growing amidst those dense and moist mosses, they look so healthy and fresh.
Their shapes too are very interesting -- sort of artistic in the abstract sense.
Your old camera has served you well -- then and now. You can't find faults with this wonderful picture you took with it in 2007.
Thanks and regards.

Namastay Steve,
A lovely capture of these beautiful coral mushrooms. Sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-04-05 8:50]

Hello Steve,
Wonderful light in this photo. What a beauty! The environment is also splendid. Great sharpness and details. Very good composition and POV.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-05 8:53]

Hi Steve,

This picture of the Coral Fungi didn't come out just okay - it is excellent! The colors and details are wonderful. Fascinating how they grow in the wet moss. They show up perfectly against the dark background. The composition is superb.


Hi Steve, a fine macro capture of this wonderful-shaped fungi with great details and nice composition.
TFS and cheers,

hello Steve
particular scene,very good glance
beautiful photo

Hello Steeve
An artistic presentation,excellent photo with strong contrast
fantastic fungi!!!
Great job

hello Steve
great picture of this fungi
great sharpness with good details
greeting lou

No, Steve, I think I don't have any other ideas... Ramarias are very hard to identify macroscopically and I'm quite weak in this genera. Photographically seen a good pic, even with the flash, very nice contrast between the fungus and the bg, quite an artistic shot. Congrats and tfs.
Cheers, László

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-08 1:23]

Hi Steve,
this splendid. it glows and it give such a beautiful view...like corals.
Excellent colour with great dark background.
Well presented and the uniqueness is well treasured in excellent beauty.


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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-10 3:59]


This is just so WRONG! This organism needs to be underwater! Why would a coral like this have tree leaves around its base?

Biology sometimes is the weirdest science. I've never heard of these before, but have seen many pictures of corals looking much like this. I suspect you did not intend this, but you even have some blurry flash reflections, especially in the black far background, which look just like the marine detritus that always seems to be present in deep underwater images.

It makes me feel submerged just looking at it- my sense of incongruity is overwhelming.

Many thanks for this bizarre experience.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-04-11 21:46]

Hello Steve,
Nice capture of a coral fungus with great use of flash to provide good illumination as well as a sharply contrasting dark Bg. The light reflecting from the dead Notofagus leaf is a little nit though. Otherwise this is perfect.
Thanks and all the best,

beautiful coral-like fongue, TFS Ori

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