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Polyporus tuberaster

Polyporus tuberaster
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 10:52
Viewed: 5865
Points: 44
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Polyporus tuberaster

Polyporaceae, Polyporales, Agaricomycetidae, Basidiomycetes, Basidiomycota, Fungi

In fact I am not very sure if this one is a Polypurus tuberaster or a Polyporous squamosus, but the small size, the place where I found it and the top view which is not visible here, makes me think about tuberaster.

Polyporus tuberaster is similar to P. squamosus by its scaly pilear surface, usually a black stipe basis, and similar pore and basidiospore size. The presence of sclerotia in the first species has traditionally been one of the basic characters to separate both species (Jahn 1969, Gilbertson & Ryvarden 1987). Nevertheless, Campbell & Munson (1936) reported formation of sclerotia-like structures of P. squamosus on elm wood blocks in laboratory studies. Donk (1960) suggested that both taxa could be conspecific. He separated both species by the different microstructure of their pilear scales, as Jahn did later (Jahn 1969).

I found this info HERE

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/1000 - Manual exposure - Flash - Handheld

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Very beautiful shot. The colors and the framing was right on.


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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-08-12 10:58]

Hi Felipe and Christina. This is a great picture because of the low pov. The colors are very nice and the exposure is spot on. Very sharp details aswell. Well done & TFS!


Your low POV created a beautiful contrast between the sky and mushroom. Great use of the flash to keep all colors correctly and the details of the bottom of the mushroom in perfect shape. Colors and sharpness are superb.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-12 11:17]
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Hola Felipe,
Preciosa composición con este importante fondo tan radical y bello. La seta queda magnífica, rompiendo esta línea entre el tronco y el cierlo. Excelente punto de vista super bajo que daja ver la intrincada estructura del inferior de la seta.
¡Buena reentrada en TN!
José M.
PS. ¿Has mirado la entrada del foro: How do you explain a drop in my points??????

Hola Felipe,
Una maravillosa foto, llena de textura y con una linda composición, dada por el ángulo con que la has tomado.
Creo que las palabras sobran,es muy bella

Olá Felipe!
Great composition! Very good colours and detail! What a vison...!!! Amazing, I like very much of the sky beind. Well done Felipe!

Um abraço,

Hi Felipe, a crisp sharp and neat image. Beautifull strong colours and good DOF and pov. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-12 11:59]
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Hi Cristina & Felipe!

Great to see new combo of blue sky and fungi. POV is brilliant! Diagonal composition, colours, details - I like all. Excellent use of flash. Congratulations!

By the way - during my todays walk I was thinking about you and one of your notes [you know - Greg, you didn't dedicat me fungi picture from long time :-)]. And, suddenly I founded few nice fungi, real macro stars :-) I took many photos of them, so expect dedication soon, my friend :-)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-12 12:24]

Hi Filipe

A really beautiful shot of these mushrooms!
I love the low POV, showing all these cool textures and colors. Excellent details, BG, framing acd composition.

Bravo and TFS

Sure, this only can be you two ...
Hi Felipe and Cristina, you are the masters of the fungis :-) I never thought that fungis could be so interesting, this one is perfect from that POV against the sky. Wonderful colours and sharpness, wonderful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
This is a wonderful picture with this great POV, details and colors. I like it very much! The blue of the sky contrasts the subject perfectly! Great composition and good notes. Thanks!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-08-12 13:59]

wauw Felipe,
a fantastic shot, the play, the fill flash and the fantastic composition against the sky, very well seen and a fantastic quality my friend. good job.
gr. jaap

Hi Felipe,
The fungi master strikes again! ;)
I almost have to say a "breathtaking" POV, but then the others would think I'm layin' it on too thick :)
Seriously though, the POV and sky Bg with a touch of cloud makes it great. Excellent DOF. Very sharp, detailed and great use of flash to light her up!
Very well done.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-08-12 15:10]

Contre-jour bien réussi. Comestible ou pas, ces champignons ont bon aspect.
Bonne soirée.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-12 16:12]

Beautiful colours and an excellent POV. Lovely shot

Nice capture Felipe,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • takos1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
  • [2006-08-12 17:51]

Stupenda foto Felipe!
Mi piace molto il contrasto dei funghi contro il cielo azzurro; bei dettagli e colori, bravo!


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-12 18:00]
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Veo que tienes muy buena imágenes del año pasado guardadas tu tambien querido amigo.
Un POV maravilloso, he intentado retratar alguna vez un hongo de esta forma... y lo único que logré fue un fuerte dolor de cuello.... jejeje.
Gran nitidez con perfecto DOF sobre el fondo del cielo.
Me asombra el uso del flash sin que desaparezcan los detalles en el color blanco... es algo que con mi cámara difícilmente puedo lograr.
Los colores contrastantes de los especímenes sobre el rugoso tronco son muy agradables.
Excelente presentación para tu esporádico regreso a TN.
Abrazos... Ricardo

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-08-13 3:28]

Hi Felipe and Cristina, what a great shot, especially your POV. Very sharp and well captured, and the blurred sky looks good too. Nice shot,

Impresionante foto en todos los aspectos, pareja, mis más sinceras felicitaciones.
Un saludo

Fantastic POV on this one Felipe, fill flash has evened out exposure perfectly. Very sharp details and of course informative note. Well done mf.

as a complete ignoramus to fungi this could be the worlds most interesting and exclusive...and i dont recognise it..
but as a photographic presentation of a natural subject it is excellent to my eyes..
you have the well lit subject..attached to its environment and a beautiful sky and ambience to suggest a great outdoors area.

a very attractive and nice angle, choosing the nice blue sky as a BG makes this image so outstanding.....bravo!

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