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Beech Jellydisc

Beech Jellydisc
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi in Sweden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-03 11:25
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Points: 50
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Beech Jellydisc - Neobulgaria pura

I’m sorry to bore you with yet another fungus but this was one of the most interesting species I found last autumn! It was the first time I’d seen these peculiar little jelly-like and flesh-coloured fruit bodies, only 0,5 cm to max 2 cm across. I found them growing on a decaying Beech log on a dry day, so the wet look is deceptive. When touched they felt like rubber. As the English name implies they open up to form discs when older.

This species doesn’t seem to be very common in Sweden nor in Europe but appear from late summer into winter (as long as there are no drifts of snow!!)

This was captured from a distance of 20 cm. It has been cropped slightly and sharpened.

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Hello Ulla,
I think you are also being caughted by the "magic of mushrooms"!... Do not say you bored we whit this nice fungi, by contrast species of fungi are really interestings! No doubts that this yours today, is very out of the ordinary! ... looks like a mushroom make with gel! ... What a strange thing! ... Good job, good additive elements of the environment, proper depth and a universe of colors that speaks for itself.
Sure Laszlo and Laurens like very this fungi!
Regards, TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-03 11:37]

Hello Ulla.
a wonderful shot of this beautifully coloured fungus which I have not seen before. Great clarity and nice composition.Best regards Siggi

hello Ulla
Yes this one is a very beautiful colored fungi
the soft purple colour is very good on this picture
great sharpness and good details with a nice pose to see the fungi very good
last week i have post this one also
super shot Ulla
greeting lou

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-03 11:47]

Another lovely bunch of stunning fungus Ulla. The transparency of their body structure looks quite interesting. Great exposure Ulla. Fine detail sharpness and dept of field. Very good work in my opinion. Bravo. Interesting simple info as well!
George Veltchev

Ciao Ulla, lovely composition with strange fungi, fantastic light, splendid sharpness and wonderful autumnal colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ulla. Good DOF, stuning details and intrigant playing of light.


hello Ulla

beautiful photo of this Fungi, shot with fine POV
and framing, fine focus excellent sharpness details,



Hello Ulla,
Not boring at all! Very interesting jelly fungus, perfectly captured. Perfect composition and beautiful tones. TFS. Have a nice weekend,

Most certainly educational and as certainly not boring. TN'ers seem to have a special classroom here. We become BOTH student and teacher. Fine tecnnique.

Hi Ulla.
This is another kind of fungus that I have never seen around my place. This jelly-like specimen is so well captured with very good details. Not easy to get the texture so well defined for the subject like this but you have done really well here.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-12-03 15:38]

Hello Ulla,
A very nice composition with interesting fungi, splendid sharpness,light and wonderful colors.TFS.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-12-03 17:15]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Es muy importante siempre poder leer las notas escritas por los miembros de TN. pues el motivo principal aqui es aprender sobre todos los temas que la Naturaleza nos brida.
La foto y la nota escrita son de alta calidad

Hi Ulla

What an amazing fungi, I have not seen this one before. You've captured the jelliness (is that a word) of the fungi very nicely, I can almost see it wobble. Good composition and exposure.


Hello Ulla,
Excellent capture this Beech Jellydisc. You managed well the composition and the exposure.
The details are superb and the light also.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-04 1:28]

Hello Ulla,
No this photo is not boring. The beautiful light and colours makes it very interesting. Indeed, it looks like rubber. Good sharpness, details and DOF.

Hello Ulla,
Interesting this jelly fungus!
A very good POV with clear details and great natural colours

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-04 5:22]

It looks like somebody struck the jelly purposely on this wood, wonderful species, well captured. tfs.

Hello Ulla. Wonderful photo of this very interesting jelly fungus with nice details, POV and composition.
thanks for sharing
Best regards

Bonjour Ulla,
Trčs bonne valorisation des sujets dans une bonne composition et sous une excellente lumičre.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Ulla,

Wonderful shot of these vase-shaped fungi that i've never seen before. The composition and colours look excellent.
TFS and have a nice night/warm sunday!
Greetings from sunny Izmir,


Hello Ulla
your fungi shots are not boring at all, they are all very beautiful and greatly presented , like this one
i love the colors of this Beech Jellydiscs, and you have captured them from a superb POV
Have a great sunday

Hola Ulla

Original hongo y original imagen, con esa forma que se asemeja a geletina, colores estupendos con luz tenue perfecta. Una bella imagen y bien tratada.

Un saludo de Antonio

A marvellous capture of this very delicate jelly-like fungus, Ulla. Perfect colours and details. The feel of reality is palpable in this great image. Contrary to your assumption, this is the most captivating specimen I have ever seen from the world of fungi.
Best regards.

Hello Ulla, excellent image of this beautiful mushroom group with nice composition.
TFS and regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-12-17 0:57]

Hello Ulla,
look so fragile and so tender! What a fungi to wittness.
You have composed it so beautifully in good colour and the diagonal formation of the tree trunk make it more attractive.
Seems like jelly too, very interesting findings.


Hi Ulla again,

I'm continuing with your beautiful theme. First of all you never bore the users with "yet another fungus", because they are the most beautiful creations on Earth. :) At least to me (obviously it doesn't mean I don't like photographing plants, butterflies etc. - but fungi are the corner of my heart). Neobulgaria pura is not a common species anywhere (rare in Hungary also, I myself never found it yet, although it's a very photogenic species).

Fantastic presentation again Ulla! Jesús was right, I love this photo. Beautifully exposed colors, great sharpness, unbelievable DoF and again a very pleasant composition. Nothing vexes my sensitive eyes (or... maybe the slight background noise a little bit).

Not the first pic I see about this species (even here on TN), but one of the most beautiful ones. Tfs and congrats.

Best regards, László

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