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Daedalea quercina

Daedalea quercina
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-12-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-26 6:05
Viewed: 5682
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This post is dedicated to Marco Della Maggiora [Sarcodon]. although he does not post in this site, has contributed very much in the fungi theme with a lot of wonderful critics sharing his knowledge with us with generosity.

Thank you Marco.

Oak maze polypore
Basidiomycetes > Polyporales > Polyporaceae

Daedalea quercina

Sporocarps bracketlike, hemispherical, forming shelves, sessile, sporadically resupinate-uplifted, pulvinate or irregular; usually grow in small groups; 50-250 mm broad; creamy or ochraceous with dark grey tint, light brown, colour of wood, not zoned; surface glabrous or slightly downy, distinctly grooved; margin of the sporocarp quite sharp.
Spore print white. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline, 6-7.5 x 3-3.5 µm.
Very common; on dead oak wood.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/25 - Tripod - Manual.

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To red45: Thanks & about fungi seasonextramundi 1 06-27 13:08
To Sarcodon: Thanks to you.extramundi 1 06-27 06:04
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-26 6:35]

Nice photo Felipe. The structure of the fungi is perfectly visible and the exposure is spot on. Well composed also. Well done & TFS!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-26 7:27]

Hi Felipe, the contrast between the fungus and the bark of the tree is very good. And they are both very sharp and clear to see. Good composition, well done.

Very nice capture Felipe with "perfect" exposure which reveals the shades and textures of this fungi. I don't think you ever post anything unless its razor sharp which is impressive. It amazes me how many people on TN carry there tripods around with them. Maybe thats your secret, I guess for you its essential since you work in low light conditions. Well done.

Nice shot Felipe,
Excellent detail, crystal clear and very sharp.
Great colours, DOF and composition. Nicely exposed.
Thanks for posting

Very intresting photo, Felipe.
Great contrast and colors. I like the spiral look :).

Excellent sharpness and quality Felipe..Perfect light..Good use of TRIPOD!!!!
Very well done!

Hi Felipe!
Superb shot! I would like you would be in Poland, in my father's forest. It is plenty of fungi but I can't take photos as good as you.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-27 2:59]
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Another sf picture Felipe ;-) Looks like alien city :-) DOF, sharpness, quality - all as always - best. Interesting fungus and note. Now in Poland we haven't got any fungi, maybe for months or two.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-27 3:25]

Wow ! Beautiful & interesting shot for this superb mushroom ! It looks like sculpture ! Thanks for sharing Felipe.

Thank you very much for your dedication Felipe.
Your photos never contradict themselves, they are always very good. I always like them.
P.S. Daedalea, not Daedalia

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-27 12:11]

Felipe, mais uma captura com uma nitidez incrível.

Também gosto do contraste e do enquadramento. Perfeita profundidade de campo.


Once again... :) Just when I thought I have seen all the strange fungi out there. Very interesting and captiovating shape. The light is exceptional and the contrasts very pleasing. Well done Felipe.

Such a beautiful and special sculpture, made by nature! Never seen anything like it. Sharp and very good picture!

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2006-09-18 16:41]

Hi Felipe,
Wonderful close up, nice details and colours
Best regards,

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