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Hypholoma fasciculare

Hypholoma fasciculare
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-10 2:40
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Sulphur Tuft – Scientific name : Hypholoma fasciculare – Family : Strophariacae.


Pileus : Cap 2-7 cm broad, convex, expanding to nearly plane in age, sometimes with a broad low umbo ; margin incurved when young, wavy if clustered, often slightly appendiculate with veil fragments ; surface smooth, moist, disc yellow-orange to tawny-orange, shading to a lighter margin, overlapped caps often patchy purple-brown from shed spores; flesh pale yellow, thin ; odor not distinctive ; taste bitter.

Lamellae : Gills adnate, crowded, narrow, yellow becoming sulphur-green, in age dingy, olive-brown from maturing spores.

Stipe : 2-9 cm tall, 0.4-1.5 cm thick, equal or tapering downward, hollow, often twisted, pale yellow with brown fibrils, bruising brown on handling ; partial veil evanescent, usually leaving sparse fragments on the cap margin but sometimes forming a superior fibrillose annular zone.

Spores : 6.5-8 x 3.5-4.5 µm, elliptical, smooth, with an apical pore ; spore print purple-brown.

Habitat : Gregarious to clustered on hardwood/conifer logs or stumps, sometimes in grass from buried wood ; fruiting from late fall to mid-winter.

Edibility : Poisonous. Opinion is divided on the toxicity of this species, but since it is extremely bitter, the question is purely academic.

Comments : Hypholoma fasciculare is often abundant in Bay Area woodlands forming bright yellow clusters on both hardwood and conifer wood. The sulphur-green gills, slightly appendiculate cap margin in young specimens, and bitter taste are important field characters.


Photo resized and framed in 800x600 for TN.

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Nice group you found here Christian , they look to be far more extensive than you show us here but it is good, it shows us well the surounding they are found in. the only small nit is the slight over exposure of the ligher edges of the cap this could do with darkening down a fraction with burn tool set at a very low level and for high light only with a soft edged brush.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-10 4:06]

Busy little scene here with the Sulphur Tufts. Good display amongst the brambles Christian. Colours and details very good. Well done.

A fantasic shot, great pov. The edges of the fungi is slightly ooe, but this doesn't detract from the shot. The colours are really sharp.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-10 4:31]

Fantastic colors! Brilliant composition and sharp details. POV and DOF are excellent. I absolutely love the light on the yellow hoods and I like the green BG. Well done & TFS!

I'm a sucker for mushrooms Christian,so here I am.
A beautiful group of Hypholoma,very well captured,as usual.Good work.

Nice shot. Good POV, details and colours.
Well done.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-04-10 9:02]

¦wietna praca, doskona³e szczegó³y, bardzo dobra kompozycja.
Ciekawy opis.

A excellent capture on this group of Sulpher Tuft. A great composition with beautiful color and sharp detail. Excellent Job!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-10 12:59]

Appréciation personnelle pour la photo: excellente.
Impact visuel: superbe.
Pertinence de la photo pour le site: excellente.
Appréciation personnelle pour la note: complète et bilingue.
Merci Christian. Un excellent travail.

Its a nice capture of these fungi, Christian. Great DOF for F7. Nice colors and exposure. Lovely details. Well done.

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-04-10 17:11]

Hi Christian,
Beautiful mushroons.
I like colors very much.
Nice composition and POV.
Good sharpness and DOF.
Well done.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-11 3:28]

Superbe lumière, couleurs et détails. Cela donne faim mais mieux pas trop. Pas envie de mourrir.
Salutations. Toni

This is beautifull.. I can see all the fairies underneath it at night. The composition is good with the leaves forming a frame at the bottom left.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-04-11 23:19]

Well, Christian, this is very nice. Good control of light, excellent sharpness, pov and composition. Besides, vivid and nice colors.

If you thought this splendid cluster of Hypolomas was going to scape from my votes, you were wrong! Beautiful work, they look like butter!

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