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Yellow Sponges
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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: 2011-07-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-07 2:24
Viewed: 2836
Points: 31
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Artomyces pyxidatus

I'm sorry, folks, but I got the wrong ID of this one, naming it Ramaria botrytis. A species that doesn't grow on dead wood.

Laszlo has been so kind and has given me the correct ID.

This fungus is becoming rare in Sweden as it grows primarily on rotten logs of Aspen and these are rapidly declining as intensive forestry takes over.

When young they're light in colour and grow up to 150 mm in height.

In Swedish it is called 'Kandelabersvamp' = Candelabra fungus.

This was captured with the camera handheld. It has been cropped and sharpened.

Argus, eqshannon, Dis. Ac., PaulLees, bungbing, corjan3, Pitoncle, ellis49, siggi, rousettus, marius-secan, chrimakris, maurydv, Alex99 has marked this note useful
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Where would the world be without you? You notice those things so frequently passed over. And this is a perfect example of such a thing!
Well noted and higly educational. These lie in a photographic class all by themselves. Very nice Ulla.

Hello Ulla,

an very nice shot from tj=his Ramaria sp.
Good of sharpness and pov.
Fine colors.
These species looks a lot of each other.


Hi Ulla,

Well what a splendid capture of this unusual Fungi my friend, superb lighting with lovely rich colours, i like the diagonal of the tree stump as oppose to being square, strong composition Ulla and very well done,
Best regards,


Hello Ulla,
A great capture of this very interesting Fungi, very good point of view, excellent depth of field and beautiful clarity details,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

Hello Ulla,
Very informative note on this unusual fungus for me. I wonder if the yellow colour is from the arsenic. Maybe it accumulates too little arsenic to have a visual colour manifestation. However, a very good contribution to TN. Well done and best wishes.

Bonjour Ulla,
Trčs belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans un cadrage serré permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hej Ulla,
jag ser att du har varit ute i svampskogen och botaniserat.
You have found a very fine copy of druvfingersvampen, a fungi I don't' seen for long up here.
The colours are nice and natural. Exposure and sharpness are also good, not easy in a dark forest.
Fin bild,


Idag regnar det ganska bra, det är skönt efter en längre tid med mycket varmt och soligt väder.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-08-07 10:38]

Hello Ulla,
a very beautiful and interesting pictures of this fungus, superb sharpness and bright colours, well composed.Best regards Siggi

Hello Ulla
I have a free time for preparing a new collage and I re-start to TN. Sorry for my silence. Nice to see your posts again. This is very beautiful fungus like a coral or sponge in general appearance. details, colors and composition very nice.
thanks for sharing. all the best

Hello Ulla,
A very interesting fungi.
As usual a lovely presentation with very nice details, colors and sharpness.
Useful photographers note.

Interesting presentation Ulla! Beautiful photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-08-07 13:13]

Hi Ulla,i never seen on the ground species like that,for me it seems to be underwater..ehehe....magnificent fungi and fantastic pic whit the top of sharpness and the best point of view,very well done,have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Ulla
a beautiful macro shot of this fungus, very good sharpness and beautiful colours, very nice composition
Best regards

Hi Ulla,

Very nicely composed photo with great light management. A minor camera shake is detectable, unfortunately, so sharpness isn't the best even if DoF is marvellous.

Nobody noticed the ID specification can't be good, Ramaria botrytis is different and is never growing on wood (having mycorrhiza life strategy). What you photographed is a very typical specimen of Artomyces pyxidatus (Pers.) Jülich, a very suggestive species growing on dead wood. Please, if you want, check out some photos about it here, on the site of our mycological association.

Friendly regards, László

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2011-08-08 13:27]

Hi Ulla.
Very nice macro shot of this interesting and unusual species of fungi,now that it I see for the first time. You capture with very good angle view, many details and beautiful colors. TFS of this interesting and educational presentation.
Best regards

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-10 5:13]

Hi Ulla.
What a pictorial scene and impressive fungi. It is clear I have never seen anything similar. Amazing FG, nice reproduction of the very attractive fungi "construction", very pleasant and nice natural smooth BG. Natural lighting is used perfectly. I do not think that sharpness is a weak point. Details of the scene is excellent. My warm regards and TFS.

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