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Calocera viscosa

Calocera viscosa
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07
Categories: Fungi
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 1:44
Viewed: 1861
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Calocera viscosa, commonly known as the yellow stagshorn, is a jelly fungus, a member of the Dacrymycetales, an order of fungi characterized by their unique "tuning fork" basidia.
It has bright orange, yellow or occasionally white branching basidiocarps, which are somewhat gelatinous in texture and slimy to the touch (hence the specific name). It is relatively large for a jelly fungus, and can reach up to ten centimetres in height.It is widespread and common, and its bright colour makes it stand out in its habitat. It grows on decaying conifer wood, typically stumps and roots, although this may not be obvious if the wood is covered in leaf litter. It fruits throughout throughout the year, but is most commonly seen in autumn.
It is not poisonous, but its tough gelatinous texture and nondescript taste and odour make it unattractive as a food. Its striking colour has led to it being used as a garnish on occasion, however.(Wikipedia)

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beautifully colored fungi. good angle and lighting. nicely described. good work. tfs.

Witaj Siggi,
Co za plomienne ksztalty i kolor. Wspanialy kadr wspanialych grzybow. Kiedys w naszej puszczy chyba trafilam na cos podobnego.

Bom dia Siggi,
Three things impresses me, the very special depth, the sharpness on the FP and the good lightness over the yellow fungus.
Great one.

Ciao Siggi, great macro of fantastic fungi, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Siegfried.
Complimenti! Una macro eccellente di questi funghi fotografati con un’ottima nitidezza e stupendi colori,molto bene la gestione della luce.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hello Siegfried,
Excellent details and clarity of colours,captured with perfect focused on the subject and lovely natural surroundings.
TFS and my regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-19 6:45]

Hello Siggi,
Nice photo of this staghorn in good sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Taken from an excellent POV.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-19 6:58]

Hallo Siggi,
Fantastic fungi ..
Beautiful macro shot with great details and colors.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Siggi
A wonderful presentation of the fungus nicely set off by the dark background. Good light and detail.
regards yiannis

hello Siegfried
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hi Siggi,
Beautiful shot with great sharpness and DoF + excellent white balance settings. The out of focus branch in the foreground is a little disturbing and should have been removed before releasing the shutter. Otherwise a fantastic photo.
Best regards, László

Czesc Siggi,
ciekawy ten grzyb, spotykany rowniez w polskich lasach. Bardzo ladne naturalne i prawdziwe kolory. Super punkt widzenia.
Udanego sobotniego wieczoru!

Hello Siegfried,
what a nice fungi!
fabulous colour and shape.
best wishes,

Hello Siggi,
An excellent capture with striking colors, details & sharpness. Well done & great presentation. Nice work & TFS. Best wishes!


Hi Siegfried
A very unique fungi with beautiful colour and shape. I really like the close up view with great DOV and POV. Your composition exemplifies the natural setting.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Siggi
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and impressive sharpness.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-20 23:27]

Hello Siegfried
such a lively fungi with splendid colors and wonderful contrast.
This small image is so well taken and presented.


Hello Siggi,
Very well captured.

Ciao Siegfried. Good contrats and details. Wonderful colours.


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