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Armillaria novaezelandae

Armillaria novaezelandae
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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: 2010-05-02
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/10 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Unique pov [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-12 6:14
Viewed: 6743
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I stumbled on this incredible display of Armillaria novaezelandae back in May, I was 1080 degrees disoriented, and heading away from the road, and my car.
I've never been so glad to be lost, Indeed, I was so excited that I forgot all means and method, and started snapping off quick hand held shots.
I took others on a tripod with longer exposure, but I believe this was a quick hand held one. The f/2.8 would seem to suggest so. I would have chosen f/8 or more.
These beautiful fungi go through amazing changes in their fruiting life, from small brown bristly buttons, to large translucent glossy umbrellas.
Hope you like the pic.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-12 6:32]

Hello Steve,
A fine well composed capture of groups of this slimy species of fungus growing on a log.
The low aperture allowed a surprisingly good DOF. Excellent natural colours and composition. We all benefit from getting lost sometimes!
Thanks and cheers,

Hello Steve,

this are indeed beautiful fungi's.
You have been taken an shot with good pov, dof and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-12 7:00]

Hello Steve,
Although the exposure was on f/2.8 the sharpness and DOF is very good in this beautiful photo. Taken from an excellent POV in great natural colours and sharp details. Good composition.

hello Steve
super good composition and nice light
great details and good sharpness
greeting lou

This is a beautiful shot, Steve.
It looks like porcelain!

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of these beautiful mushrooms. Very well composed with good sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-14 2:28]

Hello Steve,
such a lovely perspective of these glistening and shiny fungi. Well presented with good environment.
The surrounding tells me, the situation there.
what a nice discovery from you.
An excitement to see these view!Which is so difficult to meet.
You presented it very well.


Hi Steve,
Fantastic to see such a bunch of Armillarias from NZ, when there's a boom of them here now. Very interestingly the cap of this species is wet, slimy, meanwhile all the European species have dry one. Great composition and crop, maybe a bit more sharpness should do though. In spite ogf f/2.8, really good DoF. Nice job. Congrats and tfs MF.
Friendly regards, László

Hi Steve. A like the formation of popping mushroom and how well you have placed them in the frame. Wonderful view creating very good depth and details. Pleasing natural tone and well metered exposure under harsh lighting - Well done! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday. Best regards - Jusni.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-24 5:21]

Hello Steve,
As you're THE expert on the fungi of New Zealand I won't question the ID but if somebody else had posted this I would have guessed that these were Oudemansiella mucida that we find here. Anyway it is a beautiful capture of this densely covered log showing very fine details and colours of the fungi. They seem to have a collar on the stem?
I'm afraid the main fungi season seems to be over here now! Winter is on the way.
TFS and best wishs, Ulla

Hi Steve,
This is one of those special images that just present themselves. I really enjoy and admire this picture. Maybe a bit of/more sharpening would have improved it even more. But excellent as is. TFS.

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