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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, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 13:43
Viewed: 4560
Points: 14
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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 3 to 6 centimetres of diametre).

The cap is colorfull,yellow, tangerine and red. We can observe scares in concentric disposition.

The mushroom shown here lives on wood in decay. In reality, the decaying is partly due to the action of the mushrooms themselves. By their action, they extract the nutriments they needs from the decaying of the wood and they return to the soil the organic mater contributing to the increase of the humus and the fertility of the top soil.

The picture

The picture was taken in the morning under a good light from the sunshine. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/100, with a focal legnth of 6 millimetres.

Post treatment

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

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Hi Philippe,
Fantastic photo. But even I don't have a clue what this might be. Microscopic analysation is a must. Excellent level and color adjustment, maybe the crop is a little too narrow but everything else is fabulous.
Best regards, László

beautiful colours and very clear details.
Thanks for showing

Hi Philippe,
照的清晰 很漂亮的草菇頭

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-13 5:55]
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Bonjour Philippe,
Tu as donc fait l'inventaire des champignos africains! Bonne idée, même si tu ne connais pas leur nom. Mais peut-être ces iamges serviront à d'autres. De toute manière, tes photos sont toujours superbes. Ici le cadrage est un peu serré, mais les détails du chapeau sont magnifiques.
Bon après-midi

Very interesting species of fungi...the marking and colors captured beautifully...some more space around would be better. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-13 13:33]
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Une nouvelle capture vraiment tres interessante,cette collections de champignons africains est vraiment unique,dommage pour le nom,je peu pas t'aider,mais la qualite' de la photo est impressionante,les meilleurs details et couleurs tres brillantes.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello Philippe
The chosen angle is good for this picture.
Light management is excellent.
Perfect colour and subject sharpness.
best wishes,

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