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Artists Conk

Artists Conk
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Copyright: brenda stevens (drchoneydew) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 38 N: 475] (3501)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: FinePix HS20EXR
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 20:11
Viewed: 2375
Points: 18
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Around 74 degrees, real cool deep in the pines, strangely quiet though. The breeze was alive in the pines which gave the power of the wind away. It's when I look down and spy this bright orange! I am by no means a FUNGUS expert..on trees. :0) I am hoping I chose the name of this lichen correctly. Please correct me if i am wrong! Thanks

Pycnoporus sanguineus
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Basidiomycetes
Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Polyporales
Family: Polyporaceae
Genus: Pycnoporus
Species: P. sanguineus

Occurs throughout the tropics, usually growing on dead hardwoods. It grows in the form of a thin dry conk with a lateral attachment to its substrate, is bright orange on all surfaces with concentric zonation, and the pores on the underside are minute. It is inedible and probably toxic.

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To Hormon_Manyer: thank you so much Laszlo!drchoneydew 1 02-03 18:31
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Ciao Brenda. Details sharp and DOF are very good. Excelente colours and contrast.


Hi Brenda,
this is photo of true nature. Interesting fungi.
Great point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5830 W: 89 N: 14938] (62666)
  • [2012-01-26 14:28]

HI Brenda,great capture whit super details on the fungi and great colors too,i like the rich composition and perfect light balance too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 807 W: 0 N: 2370] (10420)
  • [2012-01-27 9:04]

Hi Brenda,
The composition of the natural and beautiful ..
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2700 W: 278 N: 4891] (19776)
  • [2012-01-28 15:30]

Hello Brenda,
A pleasing image of this beautiful Bracket Fungi growing in it's natural habitat. The overall quality of the photo is excellent and contains wonderful detail, exposure and natural coloration.
You may be right about it's identity as it looks alot like the photo of Artist's Conk in my guide book. It is very difficult to tell without viewing the underside, and even then you can't be 100% sure. Great work!!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-29 7:40]

Hello Brenda,
very beautifull photo,nice colors and sharp details, like it a lot.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Brenda,
A Beautiful composition with wonderful colours and clarity. Truly a great piece of work.
Best regards,

Hello Brenda.
I like the colors of these bracket fungi. Nice natural setting of this well exposed image.
Thanks and have a great week ahead,

Hi Brenda,

I agree with your own question asked under the workshop - the image would be much more elegant, I'd say powerful, without the needles on the surface on the polypore. Otherwise a good photo with well exposured colors, great sharpness and DoF. Tfs.

The species on your photo is very different from Ganoderma applanatum (see that one here, for example). It's very probably Pycnoporus sanguineus (L.) Murrill, a pantropical polypore species, which is quite common in any tropical / subtropical area, in any continent except for Europe. Unlike G. applanatum, its fruit-body is annual, and both the trama (not seen on your photo) and the edge of the fruit-body is orange-ish, not white as of Ganodermas.

Best regards, László

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