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Tremella mesenterica

Tremella mesenterica
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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: 2008-04-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, 28-300mm f2.8-4.9 built-in
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 9:12
Viewed: 5517
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Witch's butter – Scientific name : Tremella mesenterica - Not edible.
Description : Parasitic on the mycelium or fruiting bodies of species of Peniophora a genus of crust fungi that are parasitic and/or saprobic on the decaying sticks and logs of hardwoods ; growing in amorphous clusters ; spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Fruiting Body: Gelatinous; when young and fresh composed of lobes or brainlike sections, but rather formless in age or in wet weather; clear yellow to yellow or sometimes orangish, fading when mature or when wet; without a stem; sometimes becoming tough and crustlike when dried out. It is not considered edible.
Spore Print: Whitish or pale yellowish.
Photo info : I walked 3h for looking for Morels, but only 2 and this funny jelly fungi ;-) Pictures taken in mountain forest under a clear sky... Slightly cropped, resized and framed in 720x540 for TN and my website.
Technique : FUJIFILM FinePix S6500 - Mode A - Auto focus - Aperture f3.8 - Shutter speed 1/150s - Iso 100 - White balance auto - Flash not fired - Focal 100mm equiv - File JPG fine - Handheld.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-22 10:08]

Hi Christian.
Once more amazing art work from you. Bravo. I like the theme and brilliant realization of an creative idea. Superb DOF. You managed to fill up all main objects in focus and reach the nice blurriness of the smooth colourful BG. Framing and composition are spot on too. My compliments and be sure me are always with you.

Hi Christian!
I love this mushrooms- they look like jelly and has intensive colours. Very good sharpness and details, good colour contrast.

Bonsoir Christian,
Trčs intéressant ce champignon qui capte bien la lumičre. Excellente prise de vue bien cadrée.
A la prochaine,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-22 14:16]

Hello Christian,
fine shot of this Witch's Butter!
It looks just like jelly or marmalade :-)
Great clarity and sharpness.
Superb colours.
Well done,


Bonjour Christian,
This is a very beautiful image of fungi!
the exposure and focus is spot on with great sharpness, good colour and superb details
very well done

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-23 0:36]

Bonjour Christian,
Contente de revoir une de tes images. Et elle est tout ŕ fait étonnante! Je n'ai jamais vu ce champignon, il faudra que j'ouvre les yeux. Quelle belle couleur! Mais il ne doit pas ętre facile ŕ photographier. Bravo.
Meilleures salutations

Hi Christian

What a great shot of this fungus. I have seen it about quite a bit, but never managed to get anything that was as photogenic as this one. Excellent saturation, composition, POV and DOF.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-23 19:05]

Hi Christian,
Wonderful shot of this jelly fungi with such bright colours and interesting shape. Very neat and sharp image with perfect light and exposure levels. A fine DOF isolates the subjects well from the BG and I like your chosen POV to portray it. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-24 4:48]

Bonjour Christian,
quite an interesting image, I was intrigued by the color and texture of this fungi. A very nice composition with great close up work.
POV, sharpness and colors look fabulous.

Dear Christian,
a wonderful, very clear presentation. Perfect lighting, an ideally chosen well contrasting distant background. In very pleasant fresh colours and a high precision placement of focus and and shallow depth of field you are showing this fungus as a very attractive phenomenon. Thank you!
With all my best wishes,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-04-28 9:01]

Very interesting close up.Sharpness,background and
vivid colors are charming.Very well caught!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-04-28 10:23]

Well Christian,
this quite rouses the appetite..Can i get the bread please....hehehehe....quite a jelly stuff with reat looking colours and texture like marmalade.
....i like the documentation you have done here. Lovely idea
TFS & Cheers

Hi Christian,
Not only an interesting fungus, but a fantastic photo also. Sharp as razorblade, wonderful colors and exposure, great blurry bg. An excellent composition, which I bookmark as a fave image within a split second. Tfs (also for the note) and congrats, best wishes, László

Hi Christian,
you fully took advantage of the transparency of this fungus, and to astounding effect. Very well done, my friend.
Best regards

Great colours and light in your picture!
Very nice image!
Perfect clarity!
Best regards!

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