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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR
Exposure: f/36.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-27 17:51
Viewed: 3738
Points: 8
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A large pink fungus growing at the base of a tree at Mason Neck Nature reserve
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To jpdenk: Locale matches your descriptionAlan_Kolnik 1 10-23 15:09
To tuslaw: Roseate fungiAlan_Kolnik 1 09-01 21:45
To LordPotty: Good adviceAlan_Kolnik 1 09-01 21:39
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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-27 19:23]
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Hello Alan,
Not sure what kind of fungi this is, I don't see any gills. I tried to look up images on the web and one called Roseate Fungi looked pretty close to yours, but I'm really not sure.
Very sharp image with good exposure and nice color. You show wonderful texture and have obtained nice DOF. Well done!

Hello Jordan,

Excellent photo of this interesting fungi.Good composition and sharpness.
I like too,to take photo to fungi.

Hi Alan,
I think this is the first fungi shot I've seen from you.
The image is nice and sharp and the DOF is good. Its a good record of the fungi,which looks a bit like a Stereopsis or something.
It looks as though you took this handheld with straight flash?
Its well worth setting up a wee tripod,getting a good low POV and trying a shot with natural light.
You usually need to use manual settings ... F/8 or more for good DOF and a long exposure 2-4 secs for the low light. Obviously,a timed trigger for the shutter will avoid the movement of pressing the button.
(I've only just learnt all this myself recently after shooting fungi for several years)
It works really well when you get it right.
This shot is fine though as it is.
Well done.

Hello Alan,

An interesting specimen, nice shot. I'm pretty sure that your mushroom is an unusually pale specimen of Laetiporus cincinnatus, a close relative to Sulfur Shelf, L. sulfureus. Laetiporus cincinnatus is usually pinkish-orange on top, white on the underside and grows in clusters at the base of hardwoods or from their roots. See http://www.mushroomexpert.com/laetiporus_cincinnatus.html for details.


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