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Ascocoryne sarcoides

Ascocoryne sarcoides
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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: 2004-12-07
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain), Ascomycetes 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-10 15:47
Viewed: 6508
Points: 22
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Ascocoryne sarcoides

This is a jelly fungus that is already posted in treknature.
Paul made a wonderful post with a nice workshop showing two different stages HERE
Monika, also posted this one HERE
I also made a post which intended to be this one HERE, but now I have a little more experience, I think I was wrong, and again think it is a Tremellacea, I am investigating right now and hope to update this post with the correct ident soon.

If you look carefully, you will see another yellow fungus growing here. That will be another post... :)

Some info of this post:
Fruitbodies are gelatinous, violet to purple or reddish purple, and up to 1 cm across. Young fruitbodies appear as purple lobes bursting out of the wood. Lobes absorb water and expand to form cups or discs which swell and coalesce to form a gelatinous mass. Widespread and common, this purple sac fungus is found on stumps or logs of hardwoods.
Asci 160 x 10. Spores ellipsoid, containing two oil drops, 1019 x 35. Season late summer to early winter. Common. Not edible. Found In Europe and north America.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/20 - Manual mode
PP: crop, slight levels, frame, resize, USM.

PDP, Signal-Womb, marhowie, LordPotty, red45, Luc, Callie has marked this note useful
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To Callie: Of course!extramundi 1 02-12 17:42
To fungiman: Thanks for your info.extramundi 1 02-11 14:48
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Yes Felipe your posts always display great picture clarity which I think is important for these kind of shots. Good play of light shows textures and details very well, accurate DOF. Well done.

Felipe, It always amazes me how macro can take what to the naked eye is plain or not usually noticed & make it a thing of beauty..All these shapes, contours & textures combine to make this shot interesting to observe..Great DOF, color & light..Great note with links, Well done!!

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  • azulu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 75] (374)
  • [2005-02-10 20:32]

Well I think this shot very interesting. Good colors and sharpness. Nice note. Good job.



Nice photo felipe.This looks sweet and edible,like sugar candy.I bet it just tastes like fungus though.
I like the gentle light here.Very realistic.TFS.

Hi Felipe, did you notice my comments here?

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-02-11 4:39]

Very good work Felipe, it's a nice specimen and you've made a very nice job of the picture, the light is great. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-11 4:56]

Pinky and excellent snack for children I think ;-) Great textures, light and colours as always Felipe. Yellow one is quite popular in Poland. I did few shots of it and will post it to TN later. I like also BG with old wood.

I thins it is a beast! Just sickening :-))
But interesting note and unparalleled object. Congratulation.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-12 11:33]

Personal assessment of the photo: great
Great visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent
Personal assessment of the note: complete
IMHO, it is not a beauty, but I believe that we can tame it, and in time, appreciate it.
Thanks Felipe.

Hi Felipe
This is revolting in a fascinating sort of way - I reminds me of a dog's breakfast, two minutes after it was eaten, I do not mean this in a negative way, it is fascinating what you come up with, and the yellow looks like it is going to invade the red-pink.
The quality of the picture is really outstanding, as are the notes TFS
PS - Yes, Digital is not slides, and I miss a proper slide, but man, the cost! 12 500 pictures in 10 months, that is nearly R50k! I would never have been able to shoot, and improof, so much with slides.

great to see something new in TN, TFS Ori

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