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A grey and white one

A grey and white one
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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: 2012-03-30
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-13 14:11
Viewed: 4922
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 diameter).

The cap is not very coloured,mainly white, grey and brown. We can observe scares in concentric disposition on the carpophorus.

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 sunshine light. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/640, 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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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-13 14:19]
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Salut Philippe,il a le soleil au centre du champignon,quelle capture magnifique dans la meilleure exposition,une nouvelle espece jamais vue et tres tres jolie,nous montre' dans la meilleure maniere par toi comme d'habitude.Mes compliments et bonne nuit,Luciano


Excellent POV (not the usual lateral or ventral). Tones are amazing with perfect focus. Captured well the texture of each mushroom. White balance is perfect. Well done.


this is really a nice closeup. good lighting and presentation. tfs.

Salut Philippe
照的漂亮的草菇 也很清晰
真是美麗極了 第一次見到很驚嘆
構圖美麗 謝謝分享

Hallo Phillipe
Simply wonderful - just perfect, especially the clarity of the texture of this unknown fungus. Very well captured with sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards.

Bonjour Philippe

Excellent macro de ce champignon, le POV en plongé
montrant de supebes détails, excellent focus,
netteté, détails, et contraste, TFS


Hi Philippe,
Your specimens remind me to the generas Panus and Lentinus, but of course more proper ID specification is impossible without microscopic analysation. Fabulous presentation of the surface textures, excellent use of flash. I think I should have removed the fruitbody on the bottom, beecause this way the composition seems a little unbalanced. Otherwise a fantastic job.
Best regards, László

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