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Clavulina sp.

Clavulina 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: 2009-05-13
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): New Zealand Fungi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-25 14:00
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Points: 8
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Basidiomycetes:> Cantharellales:> Clavulinaceae:> Clavulina

During the months of March,April and May,the nothofagus (beech) forests of New Zealand are full of fascinating species of fungi of every shape and colour.
These Clavulina species are quite common,but very difficult to positively identify.
All I can really tell you is that these are almost certainly a species of Clavulina.
The closest species I've seen to these is Clavulina alutaceo-siccescens.
They can be quite tricky to capture well,as they are often found on the darkest places.
Once again,this was taken with my old Lumix FZ5


I'm pleased to be able to tel you that I have just bought a new camera.
I got the Canon Powershot SX10 IS
It seems to have everything I need with macro,super macro,10 megaixels and 20X optical zoom.
I'm looking forward to trying it out today,and hopefully my next post will be something I took with it.


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Hi Esteve

Dear friend, good to see a new picture of their exceptional fungis! ... these are really curious and interesting, have corals appear! In our forests do not have anything similar, despite being very wet. The photo is very well managed, as is customary in your work. Moisture, texture of the leaves in the process of decomposition, the emergence of the imposing structure of the fungus from brown background. Excellent work, congratulations!



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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-25 22:29]

Hello Steve,
A great capture of these fungi, similar in shape to what we call Stagshorn fungi in Europe: looks like this species is related. The POV and sharpness are great and the stark contrast beween the fungi and the forest floor substrate well managed.
Thanks and all the best,

Hi Steve,

Congratulations for Your new camera and for this nice photo - no need to mention also for finding such a wonderful colony of Clavarias. They're very suggestive, but in most of the cases quite hard to fully identify without microscope - most of all if the fungi hunter is as weak in Clavarias as I. :)

Photo: a very little bit more contrast should do, otherwise an excellent shot (by my subjective opinion).

Cheers, László

hello Steve
great shot
i like this fungi fam. very much
great details and good sharpness
greeting lou

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