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Beech Forest Fungi

Beech Forest Fungi
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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: 2010-05-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 4:14
Viewed: 5453
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Its been a wonderful autumn for fungi here on the West Coast of New Zealands South Island,and I've got some great shots in the last few weeks.
This is an amazing liitle scene I found high on a ridge above the Grey River Valley.
Both these fungi are found more commonly in Nothofagus (beech) forest than in other kinds of forest.
The branch or coral fungus is a species of Artomyces and the toadstool is a Cortinarius species.

Hope you like the shot.
Thanks for looking,

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To ingridshaul: on a slopeLordPotty 1 07-23 10:29
Fungus Kingdomingridshaul 1 07-23 07:25
To cookie10: Not ice, waterLordPotty 1 07-23 06:36
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hello Steve
very nice and super composition with great details and good naturel colours
great shot Steve
greeting lou

Hello Steve,
It's good to see again one of these little landscapes full of fungis and moisture. Very good work, excellent POV to generate deep, projecting the line of the trunk in a good way. These fungis are well recorded, also the mushroom with hat in the foreground looks very interesting! good job!. This a great technical work using f/8 for great DOF and shutter speed in 3s with LOW ISO Value.
TFS, Regards, Jesús

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-25 9:13]

Excellent photo of this very nice Foest Fungi!

Hi Steve

Would love to get back there one day, this brings back some fond memories of tramping through the beech forests. Hope life is treating you well.
Great composition and great depth in the image. Excellent sharpness. Look forwrd to seeing more from you soon.


Hi Steve,

Superb composition, absolutely wonderful scene. I like the rotting tree forming a diagonal line and the Cortinarius in front of the "coral colony". Masterful job, excellent photo. Bravo.

Great to hear You have nice fungi season in NZ. Here in Europe we have a beautiful rainy spring (sometimes even too rainy - there was a deluge in my city a few days ago) so my expectations for this year is quite high, mostly compared to the disastrous and dry 2009.

Friendly regards, László

I like the diagonal aspect of your main subject Steve.
Excellent exposure and natural color.
You're the King of fungi! :)
Have a great weekend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-26 6:56]

Hello Steve,
Just the right POV has led to a superb diagonal composition of these Coral fungi growing on the rotting nothofagus substrate. The perspective is great and depicted with fine sharpness and colours of the forest floor in the autumn.
Thanks and have a great Sunday,

Hi Steve
Great composition and setting. Good work with f8. Am I correct in thinking there is some ice in the toadstool and on the ground?

Hi Steve,
This looks like a Walt Disney scene: in a minute a little dwarf will peep out from under the leaves...

You obviously had good summer rains: everything looks so lush; the greens are incredibly GREEN! - the opposite from the area where I live in the NE of South Africa.

Everything very dry and frequent veld fires here!

Was this scene on a slope? I like very much the layout in your image.

I wish you a happy week-end
Kind Regards from South Africa

Hi, Steve,
Excellent forest fungi. Wonderful composition.
Best regards,

Hi Steve,

Nice to see yu after a long break from TN. i also hope you are well. It is always wonderful to see one of your interesting and also impressive fungi shot collection. I think what works so nicely in this is the POV you chose to place the fungi diagonally and also isolate it within the green/brown foliage surrounding it. A pretty composition to view.
TFS and have a nice Saturday!


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