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Trametes versicolor

Trametes versicolor
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Copyright: Valerie FOSSE (valy67) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-04
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P71
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine, Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-05 13:08
Viewed: 4530
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not sure, but I think this fungi is "Trametes versicolor" (if I'm wrong I hope you'll help me :-)). I don't know the English name, but in French he is called Tremète changeant or Tramète papillon.

Description : They are very common and easy to identify, and occur throughout the entire world. They grow as brackets in overlapping rows or circular rosettes.
Fan-shaped caps, ranging from 2.5 to 10 cm, have multi-coloured zones ; these colors are highly variable but usually lots of earth tones, brown and grey. Whitish pores underneath.
Flesh is leathery when fresh, near rigid when dry and older.

Season : Annual, fruiting yearly from spring to fall, and sometimes lasting several seasons.

Habitat : This woodrotter can be found on deadwood, logs, stumps and on living wounds of mainly dedicuous trees.

Edibility : Not eaten as a food source but used for centuries as a medicinal mushroom. It can be dried, powdered and taken in capsules, or boiled in soups and teas. He is one of the most widely used immune-bolstering anti-cancer agents in Japan. Studies indicate it has antiviral benefits and may help inhibit HIV infection. It also works directly on cancer cells to boost cellular immunity. In Chinese medicine it is used to heal pulmonary/respiratory disorders, and generally strengthen the body.
The dried caps are also traditionally used as necklaces and ornaments.

This one grew on a fallen tree trunk, hidden under a big thorny bush of blackberries. I had to remove them and came out with an incredible amount of scratches, but the photo looks nice, I'm glad I've done it.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-05 14:09]

Hello Valerie!
Very nice close up.Details are crisp clear and razorsharp.I liked POV,lighting,framing and composition a lot.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-05 16:10]

Hola Valerie,
Beautiful fungi. I like geometry and colours. Very well composed.
José Miguel

Hi Valerie,
Good detail, colours and sharpness.
Composition and exposure are good. Good POV and framing.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-04-05 18:37]

Hello Valerie, well done on this one. Often these are very difficult to expose - I think you did a very good job. I like the composition and good focus too. Well done.

Hello Valery!
Gerat close-up showing us every detail on this photo. Fantastic geometrical composition and great framing.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-06 10:14]

Hello Valerie,
Very nice job on thisd close up. The details are sharp and colors very natural. Very well composed and framed.

Very good shot, Valerie.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-04-06 14:53]

Bonjour Valerie, superbe ce champignon aux couleurs et à la texture bien rendues. Cadrage serré qui le mets bien en valeur. Mes félicitations, Didier.

really nice close-up shot. Nice detail. You can really see great curves, colors, and textures.

Très bonne définition; les couleurs sont superbes et la photo dans son ensemble est très réussie.
La recherche documentaire est exemplaire.
Mon seul regret: qu'elle ne soit pas en français. Nous sommes plus de 200 millions dans le monde, ça vaut l'effort.

Wow, you photographed this so well! I've taken a lot of fungi photos, but this one has to be one of the best I've seen. The composition and cropping is perfect, excellent work.

Hi MF Valerie,
Hope your works going smoothly. Excellent macro capture of this beautiful flower-like fungi from a nice POV with excellent details and composition.
TFS and cheers,

Hello Valerie,
Candid shot of Trametes versicolor. Superb details, colors, lighting, sharpness & framing by you. TFS

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