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Sail Away To Autumn

Sail Away To Autumn
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Copyright: Grzegorz Wieczorek (red45) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-11 4:19
Viewed: 3434
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This small specie of fungi looks like sail growing on an old cone. Autumn is around with foggy, grey and wet days.

This is probably Baeospora myosura (Fries) Singer.

Cap 1.0-2.5 cm broad, convex, expanding to nearly plane, the disc occasionally slightly raised; margin at first decurved, then plane, not striate, or if so, obscurely; surface dry, glabrous at the disc, sometimes becoming fibrillose toward the margin; color: tan-brown at the disc, shading to buff-brown at the margin; context thin, less than 1 mm thick, colored like the cap; odor and taste mild.

Gills adnexed, sometimes appearing free, crowded, narrow, pallid, becoming pale-buff in age; lamellulae up to 4-seried.

Stipe up to 5.0 cm long, 0.5-1.5 mm thick, round, equal, pliant; surface pruinose, pallid to buff at the apex, becoming dull vinaceous-buff below, the base hairy, non-instititious; partial veil absent.

Spores 3.0-4.0 x 2.0-2.5 m, ellipsoid, smooth, amyloid; spore print white.

Solitary to clustered on cones of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis); fruiting from late fall to mid-winter.

Unknown, insignificant.

Baeospora myosura is one of a relatively small number of mushrooms that fruit primarily on conifer cones. It is recognized by a tan, glabrous to appressed-fibrillose cap, crowded gills, and a stipe that is pallid at the apex and brown to pale vinaceous-brown at the base. It is often confused with Strobilurus trullisatus, also common on Douglas Fir and Sitka Spruce cones, but the latter has a whitish, striate cap, close, not crowded gills, and a stipe that is pallid at the apex, shading to a yellowish to tawny-brown base. The two species are also distinct microscopically, Baeospora myosura having a cuticle of repent hyphae and small, amyloid spores while Strobilurus truillisatus has a cellular type cuticle and somewhat larger, inamyloid spores.

Info taken from The Fungi of California
Copyright 2000-2008 Michael Wood & Fred Stevens

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Czesc Grzesiu
Ano jesien, a juz dzisiaj to jest fatalnie, mokro i zimno. Zdjecie bardzo fajne ale tez w deszczowym i wilgotnym klimacie ;-) Bardzo elegancka fotka

A finely executed macro capture indeed Grzegorz, the fill-in flash caused some unwanted reflections on the cone but was absolutely necessary to illuminate the delicate gills of the fungi, while the chosen DOF was just right, so was the exposure, against a dark BG. TFS this fine image my friend.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-11-11 4:39]

Very good photo of this interesting mushroom!

Excelent macro and a verry interesting simbiosis,if is real.
Good details of photo.Well done
Best regards.Alin.

Hy Greg
Interesting fungi growing on a cone, never seen before and taken with very ine details, against a black bg. TFS.
Kind regards, Oana

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-11 6:27]

Hello Greg,
Good to see a photo from you.
Beautiful colours with a good use of flash. The contrast against the dark BG is very nice. Excellent sharpnes and details.

Hi Greg,
I'm happy to meet you again after such a long time.
Your shot is wonderful - such a special motive, I love it.
I also have these tiny funghis in my garden - but in the grass, never saw them growing on a cone - that's lovely, thanks.
Greetings to you from Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-11 6:49]

Hello Greg,
This is a great posting!
A fine capture of fungi in the process of breaking down a spruce cone.
Excellent sharpness;POV and use of flash.
Thanks from a dark and wet Scania!

Hi Grzeg,
Great to see You again. Wonderful macro, great exposure. And the specie isn't "probably" (as You wrote), but surely Baeospora myosura. Nice work MF, congrats.
Best regards, Wladek

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-11 12:24]

Hallo Grzegorz,
Nie masz czasu albo checi bo jestes tutaj nie za czesto.Interesujacy objekt znalazles-szyszka a na niej rosnace grzybki.Chyba takiej kombinacji jeszcze osobiscie nie spotkalem.Na tym ciemnym tle prezentuja sie jeszcze lepiej.Pozdrawiam Siggi

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2009-11-12 5:24]

Hello Grzegorz,
Interesting capture!
Nice composition and goos sharpness!

Witam Grzesiu!
Bardzo fajna fotka z dosc mocno osobniwymi "aktorami". Grzyby na szyszce nie sa zbyt czestym znaleziskiem. Ciekawa kompozycja (choc szkoda, ze dol szyszki jest lekko obciety) no i jak zawsze interesujaca prezentacja.

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