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Hairy Bracket Fungus

Hairy Bracket Fungus
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-02
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-04 23:25
Viewed: 944
Points: 14
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I noticed this Fungus growing on the wooden sleepers of the toy train track on my school campus a couple of days ago. It has been rather wet here in Jammu in the last few days and the wooden sleepers were soaked in rain water.
Our erudite friend Laszlo has identified the species for me. Thanks!

Trametes hirsuta, commonly known as hairy bracket, is a plant pathogen. It is found on dead wood of deciduous trees, especially beechwood. It is found all year round and persists due to its leathery nature.


I have used my new Sony compact camera(Sony Cyber shot HX50V) in micro mode to take this picture. Hope you like it.

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Hi Ram,
What you photographed is a Trametes species, probably Trametes hirsuta (Wulfen) Lloyd, although without microscopic analyzation we can't be 100% sure. But the habit (sun-exposed, processed wood), colors and the slightly hairy surface show into this direction. Nice photo with good sharpness / details and pleasant composition. I like it.
Best regards, László

Hi Ram, It looks like a sea shell that opens to the sun. I do not know what type of Fungus, I guess Mr. Lŕszo knows better in that area. Beautiful light and tones along with great details. Have a nice weekend

Hello professor Thakur,
It looks like a scallop.
We have a lot of these within our parks all over Alberta.
It's a pity they are not edible.
A well presented image. Very detailed. Fine focusing.
László is truly an expert; he knows about mushrooms.
Best and most kind regards from Canada from Mario.

Ciao Ram, lovely composition with beautiful fungi, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Ram
very nice picture with lovely colours and good details
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 89 N: 15613] (65313)
  • [2014-09-07 12:54]

Hi Ram,very interesting post about these mushrooms that remind me a bit some flying dish...ehehe....the detail seems the best on the wood in background,but very good on the fungi too,original work and composition,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-09-10 18:51]

Hello Ram,
I must admit the first glance of your thumbnail photo made me a little hungry, as it reminded me of an oyster, which I am very fond of. After enlarging the image I see it is a beautiful specimen of bracket fungi. Nicely focused with a pleasant wood BG. The tiny rings remind me of the age rings you find on the cut trunk of a tree. Well done!!

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