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The Velvet Shank

The Velvet Shank
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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-10
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D300s, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-10 12:27
Viewed: 3464
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Velvet Shank (Flammulina velutipes) is quite a common mushroom who’s fruiting season is mainly from September to March. It can resist the winter frosts and low temperatures, even continuing to survive after being frozen solid.
They are usually found in medium to large ‘tufted’ clusters on dead or decaying wood, favouring elm and oak. Their caps are a striking orange-brown colour (much lighter at the edges) and is quite shiny with a distinctly sticky/tacky surface texture.

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Hallo Les
Beautiful strong colours in this image that is very eye-catching and a pleasure to look. Details of The Velvet Shank as well as the plantlife that surrounds it is beautifully seen. A very pleasant image with an interesting point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Les, fantastic light on lovely fungi, wonderful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Belle image!!

Hello Les,
Lovely macro with fantastic focus and sharp details.
Amazing clarity and perfect exposure as usual.
The colors are natural and the composition looks great.

Beautiful image.
Excellent colors and sharpness.

hallo Les
great sharpness composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Bonjour Les,
Très bonne composition valorisant bien les sujets dans une belle lumière et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

great natural composition, the lighting is fine and your performance in vivid colors are wonderful!
regards Les

Wow! Love the rich saturation in this wonderful image. THe velvet shank is quite attractive mushroom. Very nicely captured. :)

Buena luz y disposición de los diferentes elementos. Buen fondo y contrastes.
Saludos Les: Josep Ignasi.

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