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Xylaria for Greg

Xylaria for Greg
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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: 2006-11-11
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/20.0, 2 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II, Ascomycetes 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-27 15:42
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
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Xylaria hypoxylon

I post this one for Greg [red45], as he has posted the same one today, and Cris just thought this looked like hands holding some transparent pearls, I don´t know the book you mention my friend, but I suppose it has someting to do with Cris thoughts.

About the id. I think you are mistaken, as the spore texture is very unique and this is a very common fungus here. Have a look at the Xylarias in the net, and I think you will be convinced with the new id ;-)

I have already posted info about this one in this older stage where it has lost most of the white spores HERE.

Hope you like!

F:22 - 2 sec. - Manual exposure - Tripod

red45, jmp, horia, sandpiper2, RAP, dew77, Signal-Womb, TAZ, marhowie, uleko, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-27 15:49]

I must confess I looked at this picture and thought..haven't I just commented on one very similar to this - and then I read your note. Again beautiful details and a great POV



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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-11-27 15:56]

Hola Felipe Mateo and Cristina,
a very bizarre fungus looking like hands emerging from the ground - exactly with 5 fingers each. The charme of the scenery is increased by the water drops sparkling brilliantly. An extraordinary presentation.
Best wishes, peter

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-11-27 16:57]

Thanks Felipe!

You're probably right about ID, you're fungi master so I trust you MF :-) Excellent picture, Cristina was right - it looks exactly like two raising hands with crystals. Hands of zombie emerging from grave to be more specific :-) As always very good details, DOF and composition. Greta work. I'll try to send next fungus for you tomorrow!

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-11-27 17:24]

Hola Cristina|Felipe,
Estas manos delgadas saliendo del suelo y cogiendo gotas de agua parecen apropiadas para Halloween! Interesante planta de aspecto más bien macabro. Excelente foto, muy bien expuesta y nítida.
Un saludo, José M.

Hola Felipe y Cristina,
Bella composición de la Xylaria con esas gotas de agua que parecen atrapadas. Personalmente limpiaría un poco el entorno quitandole los palitos y agujas que molestan un poco. De todas formas no le restan belleza y calidad a la imagen. Un cordial saludo

Nicely composed. Great detail, good color

¡Qué impresión!¡Parecía estar en la noche de los muertos vivientes...con esas manos saliendo de la tierra!. Es broma. Curiosa planta. Bellos colores y estupendos los detalles. Una nitidez fabulosa.
PD: ¿truco o trato?.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-11-27 20:33]

Hey Felipe and Cristina - looks like a skeleton's pair of hands wearing ring's on the fingers! But reading your notes, yes Cris is right - holding pearls between the fingers. Spooky, they are like hands coming out of the earth.
Excellent shot, thanks you two - you made my day!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-28 3:46]

Hi Filipe

A very beautiful and fitting dedication...and what a magnificent picture!
The fungi here is fantastic - just like Greg pointed out, they are both made of 5 fingers...and i would say that you can even see the nails on some. WOW!
Also the technical part is exceptional: the exposure is perfect, the sahrpness impecalbe and the diagonal composition wonderful.

Bravo and TFS

My friend, i think they look klike to skeleton hands rising from the muddy ground.
Interesting POV.
Good but unusual composition.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-11-28 6:06]

Cuando el mundo es pequeño, lo es realmente... la coincidencia del las imágenes de uds. dos el mismo día lo demuestra.
Me encanta el punto de vista que captaste para mostrarnos a estas diminutas bellezas y con el agregado de las maravillosas gotas y sus reflexiones.
Buena encuadre con una inclinación que no sé si es la original, pero que estéticamente le brinda a la escena otro punto a favor.
Un gran saludo para ambos... Ricardo

Amazing to note that both hands have 5 fingers. The un-dead's come from undergrounds...
Brillant shot.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-28 8:27]

Hello Felipe,
Wonderful macro.Well seen and composed.POV,details and framing are excellent.

Imagen de una belleza casi surrealista...no se sabe exactamente que es (al menos para mi que no soy muy versado en hongos) pero atrae al ojo para recorrerla y disfrutar de los detalles, las gotas, los contrastes del blanco con las maderas de fondo y el verde...de nuevo, una muy interesante y poco comun imagen.

Its like the hands of Jack frost Felipe. Yes, great capture of this unusual fungi, love your placement in frame and perfectly exposed. Very nice work..

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-12-01 1:50]

It is competition Felipe / Greg ;-) The both are beautiful and the both have droplet... Good exposure of the white.
Bravo to the Master of fungi and TFS.

Very well done Felipe.
I like the angled composition and overall quality I see. Very artistic & the impression of hands holding pearls of great price works for me :)

Hola Felipe y Cristina.

Curiosa, original, parece un aquelarre echo a posta, por que son dos manos con guantes blancos con cinco dedos cada una jugando con canicas de cristal.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-09 9:59]

Hello Felipe,
Your selection of fungi is most impressive and I don't know how I missed this one! Really brilliant shot. (A bit like two spooky hands!)
Excellent focus and diagonal composition. The colours are lovely too!
TFS, Ulla

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