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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-10-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms, New Zealand native fauna & flora, Edible, Fungi of New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-15 4:01
Viewed: 4498
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This fungus will be familiar to most people. The Ear fungus (Wood ear or Jews ear), Auricularia polytrichum, is common, not only in New Zealand native forests, but is also found worldwide on dead wood, especially willow and poplar.
Unlike many other fungi, it produces spores on its upper surface.
It is edible and was exported to Asia in the late 1800s, until it was found that they could be cultivated on sawdust.
Viewed from the underside it is possible to see the reddish brown colour of the fruiting body.(I have posted a picture illustrating this in workshop).
Look out for more Auricularia and more bracket fungi from me soon.(I have a few goodies up my sleeve).

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To patrick_belaire: Les oreilles des arbres...LordPotty 1 11-22 08:13
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2004-11-15 4:05]
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Bleeeee! This one looks like human heart, liver or somethink. Really disgusting :-) But picture is very good. Today we have day of ugly creatures I think - look at Gerhard's fly :-)

Steve, A great POV and well composed. They do look very much like human organs. Thanx for posting!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-15 7:35]
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Bella imagen de otra especie de hongos para la coleccion personal Steve... y en este caso, con un workshop que nos permite disfrutar de otra vision de la especie.
Muy buenos detalles sobre la superficie de con suaves colores.
Bonita composicion.

Beautiful image of another species of fungi for the personal collection Steve... and in this case, with workshop that it allows us to enjoy another one vision of the species.
Very good details on the surface of with smooth colors.
Nice composition.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-11-15 8:56]
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A nice shot.
Excellent composition and very nice sharp detail of the textured surface.
Very well done.

Yuhkk! Steve, This is the stuff that fly probably eats. Nice of you to show us this unfamiliar fungi. I think Paul posted the otherside also a way back. Fascinating thanx for sharing.

Yes I confirm Paul has an image of the other side, and it is very nice to have both sides documented, as I have never seen one of those except in photograph. Very good shot.

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  • ellis49 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
  • [2004-11-15 10:14]
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Very good Steve.
Never seen this before.
Very good details and nice composition.
Well done.

Steve, Nice shot of these strange fungi. I have never seen these before. You caught them well.
Greetings, Jan

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-15 14:06]

Good capture. Very informative. Thanks for posting

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-15 16:56]

They are most strange. They look so much like ears, especially with the veins running through. Great shot Steve, capturing all that texture.

What a weird fungi, I've not seen anything like this before. Its a good shot with interesting POV and good composition. I'm glad its not a reddish colour, that would be too much.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-16 22:33]

This looks more than a lung than and ear! Something ugly that you captured very well.

Thanks for posting

Chut !!!
Les arbres ont des oreilles...

wow, very unusual, TFS Ori

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