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A white mushroom

A white mushroom
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-10 9:16
Viewed: 2942
Points: 12
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Unknown mushroom

ecology and location

I have encountered this mushroom on an old stump of oil palm tree in decay. It was in DRC, in the equatorial part of the country.


As you can see, it is a medium size mushroom (cap of around 5 to 8 centimetres of diametre). This mushroom is never alone but grouped in colony of numerous specimens, as you can see it on the picture.

The cap is depressed and white with brown concentric lines. The margin of the caps are irregularly scalloped when the mushroom becomes mature.

As often, I don't have any idea on its name: if anybody could help me he will be very welcome. Thank you in advance in the name all the members of treknature.

The picture

The picture was taken in the morning when the sky was overcast. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/320.

Post treatment

Recropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio.

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hallo Philippe
great sharpness composition with nice light and super colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Mr.Philipe,
Although I have no idea about this fungi,but it's looking beautiful.Well captured with good details and natural colour.Wish TN members can show us the right I'd.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

Thanks for your last comment on my picture.It'll help me to capture better one.

hallo Philippe
照的清晰 光線柔合 草菇看起來特別高雅
真是美麗極了 整個畫面很飽和
背景深遂 謝謝分享

Like your fungus creations!!
best regards

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-09-11 7:06]

Very nice picture with a very good ligh, sharpnes and point of view. Good textures too. Congratulation.

This one seems Lentinus tigrinus, very common in Central and Southern Europe, mostly on riversides, on Salix, Populus or Rosaceae, but other hosts are possible, too. Very photogenic, suggestive species. Here's my pic about this species taken in Hungary.
Kind regards, László

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