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Candle Snuff

Candle Snuff
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Copyright: Colin Cameron (styos) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 11] (59)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-07 12:10
Viewed: 4458
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This particular fungus is known by the name of Candle Snuff (Xylaria hypoxylon). Thanks to Robbrown, I now know the name of this interesting fungus. I don't know anything else about this species, so any help would be nice.
I have found this fungus usually on decaying tree stumps and limbs. I almost stood on top of this nicely fingered one (it was under the leaves). They are usually quite small, but some I have found are almost 4cm long. They are a little hard to get the correct exposure on because they are so white (and live in a dark atmosphere), and, like for this picture, I had to get down on the ground to get a good view.
I used no tripod/monopod. I did use a close up type filter just so I wouldn't have to be so close. I used available light, and did only a little bit of a PP crop to eliminate some of that leaf in the foreground.

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To Robbrown: Tipstyos 2 11-07 15:25
To LordPotty: site-groomingstyos 1 11-07 14:30
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1st Thanks for the credit and you are welcome any time, For more information type in the latin name into google and you get 10+ pages of web sites in several languages this is a sample of one of those sites click here .
The image is very clear and detailed and better infact than any I have of this one. I would though consider cloning out the leaf that is OOF on the left.

tres beau champignon, on dirait du corail :)
la composition est bonne dans l'enssemble, meme si je trouve qu'il manque un peu de vert ;)
good work.

It's hard to ID these coral fungi because there are so many of them and many similar ones.Nice capture,though.Perhaps a little more site-grooming,if possible,(moving leaves etc) might have helped make this easier.

amazing fungus, artistic pic, TFS Ori

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