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Polyporus brumalis

Polyporus brumalis
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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: 2005-01-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Sony VCL-M3358 Close
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms, Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-22 15:22
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Points: 36
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Polyporus brumalis

Basidiomycetes > Polyporales > Polyporaceae > Polyporus

Most of the mushrooms with "umbrella" shape are "gilled" but some species like Polyporales may have this morphology but "pores" inestead of gills. You can see them if you look carefully under the cap.
The wites ones on the background with the drops of dew are bottom sides of Trametes versicilor or turkey tail mushrooms.

This small, dark brown polypore distinguishes itself from similar species by having a stem which does not become black, a smooth (rather than hairy) cap margin, and tiny circular pores. It fruits on the dead wood of hardwoods, and has a special affinity for birch. The tough fruiting bodies are persistent and can be found year-round, but it tends to come up fresh in fall and spring. .
Polyporus brumalis is probably "edible," but it is much too tough and leathery to consider for the table.


Ecology: Saprobic on decaying wood of hardwoods and especially frequent on dead birch wood;
growing alone or gregariously; fall and spring, but found nearly year-round; widely distributed in North America.

Cap: 1.5-10 cm; broadly convex, often with a sunken central depression; round in outline; dry; smooth or finely hairy; yellowish brown to dark brown or reddish brown; the margin usually inrolled, at least when young.

Pore Surface: Whitish; not bruising; running slightly down the stem; 2-3 round pores per mm; tubes to 3 mm deep.

Stem: Central or somewhat off-center; 2.5-5 cm long; 2-5 mm wide; equal; dry; smooth or finely hairy; whitish to grayish or pale brownish; tough.

Flesh: Whitish; thin; very tough.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 5-7 x 1.5-2.5 µ; smooth; cylindrical.

Recent research suggests a close relationship between Polyporus brumalis, Polyporus arcularius, and Polyporus ciliatus--and, astonishingly, a close relationship between these species and gilled mushrooms in the genus Lentinus.

I found this info HERE.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/10 - Manual mode - Minitripod - Close up lens - High-tech Diffuse flash (paper handkerchief) :D , 14:00H
PP: crop, S&H, slight selective saturation, frame, resize, USM, text.

thistle, Demetrio, sandpiper2, marhowie, scottevers7, christophe, milloup, Callie, gerhardt, Luc, mogens-j, LegaL has marked this note useful
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To milloup: Yes :Dextramundi 1 01-24 06:28
To ellis49: As you can see here, YES.extramundi 1 01-24 06:10
To thistle: Sorry, some of my text misssing.extramundi 1 01-22 16:02
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Nice photo!
I think you've captured these interesting fungi very well, with good colours and composition.I like the BG with moss, dried leaf and another fungi(?).
Well done!

Thius is really nice photo. Big father with wife and small child, thats what came in my thoughts at first. Well spotted and well taken. Thanks for sharing.

I really like the effect of your new high-tech flash unit, when can we see it on the market :) ;)
The POV is excellent, brings the fungi to life. I know you go to some effort to get this type of shot, and its definately worth the effort. I wish we had such useful info on Australian species. Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-22 19:50]

Banale comme sujet mais quel résultat. C'est fou tout ce qu'un photographe peut partager comme vision de la vie avec de simple chose comme... un champignon. J'aime la naïveté dans cette photo. L'idée d'immortaliser une flore quotidienne sur une image me rappelle que souvent, on oubli qu'une chose simple peut être merveilleuse si on prend le temps de l'observer et de se questionner à son sujet.

Felipe, I must say it's just magic what you can do with fungi. Magnificent shot with superb light, comp. detail, color & perspective. The water dropets seen on the turkey tail "Top-off" the shot very nicely..Very well done!!

A stunning macro shot of these mushrooms. The lighting and sharp detail are great. Beautiful work!!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-01-22 21:24]

Nice shot! good capture and good composition, I especially like the water drops on top of it, the whole mashroom thing give me a feeling that I just came to a fairy land! :) Well done!!!!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-23 0:47]

Woow Amazing clarity Felipe.Perfect10/10 shot.

Perfect, very very great shot Felipe
In a friendly way Christophe

  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-23 5:42]

You did it again, Felipe! Perfect shot! Unusual fungus in perfect quality with very interesting and well photographed BG. Superb composition and 'pose', superb shot. And of course note also great.

PTS after TN transfering.

Great capture, everything set up for the dwarfs' tea-party, they just need to set the table ;-))
As usual, you've managed light, sharpness and DOF admirably. Did you also do close-ups of the ones above with the droplets on them?

Very, very good shot, great details and colours.
Very interesting even for non mushroom's fans like me.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-23 13:44]

Hi Felipe
This looks like a table for two, complete with the two small chairs or stools! And you are serving oysters in the shell as well. Lovely compo here, good note TFS

WOW! Felipe, I am always astounded by the DOF and details in your shots. This on eis no exception. Fantastic shot.

Great macro Felipe.
It's amazing, you always get a great POV of your picture.
Great POV, composition, DOF, sharpness and colours.
Excellent work.

Have you still fungis in January in Spain?.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-25 17:07]

I am going to teach you an Afrikaans word here and it is "Bliksem" which means "[email protected]#%$ great" Another incredible piece of work is all that I can say

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-25 21:54]

Les Trois Grâces.
First think I thought seeing your picture, Felipe.
Magnificent sculpture chiselled by the light.
Do you know you are a real artist? Or an essential witness in the Natural lawsuit vs Man?
A perfect picture to my eyes.
It only misses a spider on one of the mushrooms to become a masterpiece ;-)
"[email protected]#%$ great" like Japie wrote ;-)
Thanks a lot

Another great fungi shot Felipe. As usual great dof and sharpness showing a lot of details. The colours are very good indeed and the composition is nice - personally I would prefer a little more space in the left side of the pictore to bring the main subject out of centre. Very interesting and informative note.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-02-23 14:23]

Fantastyczne zdjêcie, ¶wietny kadr i ostro¶æ.
Pozdrawiam Robert.

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