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Ears Of The Woods

Ears Of The Woods
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Funga Hibernica - Fungi of Ireland [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-04-13 9:57
Viewed: 3519
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

I'm sure you almost all are familiar with the "ear of the woods" on my pic. It's Auricularia auricula-judae (Bull.) Quél., the Jelly ear, Judas' ear etc., very common all over the world, from the subarctic to the subtropical area of both hemispheres, but lacking from the tropics. Used as a herbal mushroom, too, anyone interested in the topic please read the wikipedia article about the species. Growing mostly on elder (Sambucus), but also on many other deciduous trees and shrubs. Very common (although lacking from my gallery so far), growing all year, mostly in cold, but not frosty autumn and spring days.

Photo: taken in the forest of Castle Ffrench, near Ballyvoneen, Galway County, Ireland. Manual exposure mode. PP: slight level and color adjustment, after re-sizing selective sharpening on the closest ear.

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wow, lovely! where do you get such good variety of fungi?! what am getting here are all white.. look similar! at least, in the core region of Shelby Farms Park, i got to see some variety. well, in MA, seems its not the time yet. may be.
anyway, lets come back to your post. lovely species. good POV. and a very informative note too. interesting!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-13 11:12]

Hi Laszlo.a very interesting specie whit a very original form and design,a difficult light but a very good capture whit fine detalls and correct exposure,not easy!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Laszlo
Absolutely beautiful. The true to nature colours and fine detail captured are great and brought across beautifully. The presentation is pleasant and very precise. The composition spot on. All round 10/10. I cannot find fault. It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-13 11:43]

Hello László,
Very beautiful photo of these fungi in splendid natural colours, good sharpness, DOF and an attractive composition.

Ciao Laszlo, ovely composition with beautiful fungi, fantastic light, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello László

Excellent macro of this fungi, with a very fine
POV & DOF, being framed diagonally it gives
dynamism to the photo, excellent focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello László.
Excellent shot at these ears that I have encountered a few occasions. Somehow I have yet to get a decent one for my archive. You shot here is marvelous with exciting details and natural tone. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Excellent sharp image with natural colors.

Uncanny resemblance with human ear, Laszlo.
This is a marvellous capture of this unique Fungus you found in Ireland.
The image taken from a well chosen point of view looks three dimensional.

Hallo Laszlo
very good composition with nice details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-04-14 11:41]

Hi Laszlo,
you made lovely composition to present this very interesting fungi, excellent details, beautiful lighting !
Well done ! Best regards !

Ciao Lazlo. Perfect DOF. Good colours results despite the low light. Interesting compo in perspective.


Bonjour Laszlo,
Encore une trčs belle macro valorisant bien les sujets sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Laszlo,
Both are good-your capturing and photograph name.
Natural coloured and well lighted fungi.I am a novice photographer.I can't explain well.But I like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-04-18 20:18]

Hello Laszlo,
As always you have captured your subjects with precision and clarity. Attractive presentation and showing exceptional detail. You can definitely see why they call it the "Ear of the woods". Outstanding image!!
I noticed Stone posted an image of what I think may be the same type of mushroom. It looks like it is an older specimen, and is in pretty bad shape. This is the link if you care to view it.

Hello Laszlo my friend,
Sorry for my emotional outlook on this photo. What a perfect description!! It sends out a message to us the "supposed to be human" population, . . . "We are listening to the unselfish destruction of Earths natural treasures, . . the forests"!
Back to your photo, as your well known trademark; - perfectly in focus, NO BG noise, perfect low POV, excellent sharp detail and that almost "humanly" ear color makes it a perfect National Geographic Exposure! Excellent work my friend.
Best regards,

Lovely pic. Sharp and clear image.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-05-21 10:28]

Dear Laszlo.
Thanks to your encouragement and fantastic set of comments to my pictures when I was absent I did all I could to came back. And bow I can watch and comment your works.

As usual you can find attractive subject and impressive low POV to show beautiys of the fungi. Composition is superb (I mean a nice arrangement of the trunk and pair of the fungi). Soft lighting and at the same time excellent details are looked nicely too. Warm greetings and best wishes,
Yours Alexei.

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