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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: 2007-01-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon EF 55-200mm 4.5-5.6 II USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-23 15:27
Viewed: 3485
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture more or less on the same place as the flower on my previous picture - Ruins of Ochsenstein, near the city of Saverne. There are lots of trees around the remnants of this old castle, andc one of these trees was covered with huge fungis like this one.

I do not know its name - I really do not know a lot about the nature around me, sorry... It was growing at 2,50 to 3 meters from the ground (I had to stand on a rock, nearby, to be at the same level than the fungi). It had a diameter of approximately 20 cm. There were 6 or 7 fungis on one trees, the lowest was 30 cm from the ground and the highest almost 10 meters high. Maybe these infos will help to ID the fungi ?

As you can see, weather was sunny and warm, like in spring. Light was very beautiful. know that I see the picture, I think I should have removed the branch which ismaking a shadow on the fungi, would have looked better, but it's too late now... You'll have to watch the picture as it is !

And I also have a great news : today, I was sitting in my office when I saw that it was snowing outside ! I was so happy ! In the evening, when I went home, we had almost 1 cm of snow, can you imagine ? :-) I wished something like 10-15 cm, but after all, 1cm is better than nothing !
Unfortunately it was too late to take some pictures...

Alex99, jmp, SkyF, loot, jcoowanitwong, pablominto, dew77, RAP, izler, jeanpaul, ramthakur, mikou, helptrees, RII, boreocypriensis, jusninasirun, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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To boreocypriensis: Hello Bayram !valy67 1 01-20 23:44
To helptrees: Misunderstandingvaly67 1 02-28 13:03
To mikou: Hello Milos !valy67 1 02-02 06:50
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-23 15:40]

Hi Valerie.
My congratulations on the first snow. We are waiting Ukrainian snow too (without any hope).

Great colours of your nice picture as well as the details and sharpness. Lighting is really amazing. Beauty of the BG is so great as beauty of the main subject. Very impressive work. My best wishes and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-23 16:21]

Hola Valerie,
Bella y cálida luz, excelentes detalles y un acertada profundidad de campo que deja un bonito fondo borroso. Una composición inquietante, por lo mucho que vuela la seta sin apoyo.
Un saludo cordial,
José M.

Hi Valerie,
beautiful shot,I like the light and colours,

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-23 17:43]
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Hi Valerie

A rather simplistic view of this fungi yet a very interesting posting showing the subject in a wonderful presentation.

This is no easy task to decide on the composition for such a shot and this would surely pose a difficult question to many a photographer who might be confronted with such a view. IMHO you succeeded very well to answer the question because you managed to capture it in such a way that really show-off its basic beauty. Lovely colours and very sharp details that shows excellent contrasts and textures round of the photo and the OOF dark BG shows it very well. The exposure was also spot-on for this shot.

Very well done and TFS.

hi valerie,
nice shot,
well composed,
nice colours,
tfs & regards

Hi Valerie,
Beautiful light and color tone. Very nice composition and sharpness. With software and a bit of patience may be you can clone out the thin line of shadow from tree branch. With best wishes,

Hello Valerie,
Lovely textures are captured, and the good light gives fine natural colours!
Macro work is well done, with good DOF and sharp fine details...
Well framed and nicely presented!
Pablo -

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-01-24 5:22]

Hello Valerie,
Very nice close up.POV,details,warm lighting,BG and composition are wonderful.Excellent work!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-24 7:04]

Bella captura Valerie por la armonía de colores imperante, el agradable punto de vista captado y el excelente DOF que brinda el foco necesario y el OOF del fondo de la escena.
Me gusta el encuadre elegido con muy buena iluminación ofreciendo muy buenos detalles del ejemplar retratado.
Un cordial saludo desde Buenos Aires... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Valerie for the prevailing harmony of colors, the pleasant point of view captured and excellent DOF that offers the necessary focus and OOF of the background of the scene.
I like the elected framing with very good illumination offering very good details of the depicted specimen.
A cordial greeting from Buenos Aires... Ricardo

hi Valérie

superbe composition belle couleurs et bonne netteté bravo


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-01-24 11:40]

Bonjour Valerie,
the Elsass seems to be a great place for mushrooms, you have a wonderful selection in your portfolio. Lovly close up. POV, colors and sharpness are excellent.

Belle photo, beau champignon, belle couleurs,beaux détails et bon éclairage. Amitiés Thomas

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-01-27 18:17]

hello Valerie
here is beautiful combination between fungi with lichen. i like composition, point of view, background, using of light and details in your photo

Hello Vaklerie,

Excllent composed and capture photo excllent details very crisp nice colors bg POV DOF details very crisp Well done

TFS Kyle

Salut Valérie
Elle est très jolie cette prise de vue avec ce beau macro et une beau champignon,les couleurs et la présentation tout est joli. Merci pour ta note
Bravo et merci....JP

Hello Valerie,
My apologies for getting back to your picture late; the work pressure was stifling these past few days.
Going by the scale provided by the tree trunk, it must have been a rather large fungal protrusion. In my own alpine place in the Himalayas, I remember having seen sometimes very large fungal growths on trees which somehow did not rot away and dried up on the tree itself, getting as hard as wood in the process. This one looks like one of those species to me.
By coming level with the subject, you have got a perfect side shot of it with natural colours and even the scratches on its surface. That streak of a shadow on it does not distract me; in fact, it gives a natural outlook to the picture.
I like your narrative note, bringing alive your experiences while taking this picture.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-02 5:34]
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Hi Valérie.
I am with pleasure as though I see this shot (excuse,but better late than at all).At our place in forest I meets much such mushrooms on trees,sometimes have and other colours.I I don't know their ID,we them say polyporus.
I like your capture hereof piece with lateral look.Your picture has beautiful light,very nice details.Natural colours are true,like in reality. I participate your joy from snow (and we already him that shall we) and I'm looking forward to your winter shots.
Nice done,thank you for sharing.
Best greetings Milos

this so mess up man trees don't need to have this dang

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2007-03-05 14:51]

Hi, Valerie,

very nice macro, good sharp details, excellent compostion and point of view,nice light ,tones and colors,good note.


Hi my dear friend Valerie, an excellent macro capture of a fungi from an unusual POV with great DOF. Very beautiful. You you captured it perfectly my friend.
TFS and cheers,


Hi Valerie,

Excellently chosen pov for this beautiful profile. The light was favorable with the trunk making a good addition to the framing. Sharp focus and very well silenced background and I like it.

Well done!
TFS and warmest regards,

Bonjour Val,

Fantastic photo with great sharpness and nice warm color tones, headed with excellent classical composition and wonderful light management. Bravo.

I'm surprised nobody helped You in ID specification yet. This is Piptoporus betulinus, an annual tinder specie growing exclusively on birch (Betula pendula), both on living and dead trees.

Tfs, best wishes, László

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