Alien Life form?
- jpdenk (333)
- [2010-01-20 20:26]
A very attractive photo, good exposure and color, and very sharp and detailed. This NOT a slime mold though. Those are mushrooms in the genus Calostoma.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2010-01-20 22:07]
Hi Manyee,This is very interesting.
The fruiting bodies do look very much like slime molds,but they also bear resemblance to a strange puffball fungi we have here in New Zealand called Calostoma rodwayii
You can see my photo of that one here Calostoma rodwayii
A great capture of an interesting find.
Cheers & tfs
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2010-01-21 2:31]
Excellent shot of this very weird looking fungi. I would be looking for aliens too!
Cool composition and sharpness.
- alin-m (1773)
- [2010-01-21 2:59]
Good capture of a very interesting form of life.
Nice colors and details.Well done.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-21 7:14]
Very interesting image.Sharp,clear and well composed.Such a think I'd never seen before.
Thanks for posting..
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-01-21 7:36]
this is a very strange fungi for my
great details and good sharpness
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2010-01-21 9:32]
Hi Man Yee,
First of all John's ID specification's right, this must be Calostoma cinnabarinum. Very strange looking fungi, I never met any species of this genera, they don't live here in Europe. This is the benefit of TN: we always learn something new... Many thanx, for both You and John.
Photographically: interesting image with great light management (in difficult conditions), nice colors, beautiful focus and composition. I think it's impossible to capture this species in a better way than You did. I bookmark the pic as one of my favorites.
Best regards, László
- horias (11033)
- [2010-01-21 9:34]
What a amazing capture!
Colors and details are great!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-21 10:34]
Great discovery. Very beautiful coloured puffballs taken from a good POV. Very good sharpness, details and contrasting surroundings.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2010-01-22 4:02]
yep, probably would've thought the same - this is strange stuff! Glad you were there to capture it though, nice colours and good details too, well done!
- red45 (31094)
- [2010-01-26 8:04]
Hello Man Yee!
Very strange, yet nice looking fungus. I see this specie for first time in my life. Looks interesting with vivid colours and weird shape. Excellent discovery and well taken photo. I like it!
- loot (11276)
- [2010-02-05 21:30]
What a gooey lot (or as you said: "slimy globs") you have here? Although there are many
images of various puffballs on the site I couldn't find any previous postings of this specific
species. So, this one is #13 of TrekNature 1st's (from your extensive portfolio), since mid
November 2009 that you contributed to my theme for "RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions
to TN". The images shows good details of the fungi, lovely natural colour rendition, and a
good composition showing the subject in its natural environment.
Good work and TFS.
Take care and have a great weekend MF.