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Sulphur Tuft

Sulphur Tuft
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Copyright: Jax Westmoreland (Jax) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 77 W: 0 N: 150] (500)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-P50
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2004-07-31 14:59
Viewed: 5708
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hypholoma fasciculare also known as the sulphur tuft due to its colour.
Resides in dense clusters such as this one on stumps of deciduous and coniferous trees - this one was taken on local forestry land during a recent fungus foray with the natural history group to which I belong. It is definitely not edible with a bitter taste and wait for it (yes it's in the guidebook) a mushroomy smell! It's gills are sulphur-yellow but it produces oval purplish spores. The caps are 2-4cm in diameter and stems are anything from 4-15cm long.It is common in the UK with a season lasting from January to December. More importantly, for me, it's the only fungus that I remember the latin name of!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-07-31 15:27]

I love it. Great colours and composition. DoF excellent - well seen and well exccuted.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-07-31 16:16]

Wonderful capture. I like the following: Dof, Composition and color. What I dont like: It's not mine! Great work

Very nice fungi shot Jax, in a totally natural situation. would be nice to have your secret recipe for getting so good an image I get too many hightlights and burn -outs in my shots.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-07-31 16:32]

A very nicely composed shot with great colour and detail.
Excellent informative note also.
Very well done.

Very nice one Jax,
Very good composed, good colours too, and exelent dof, very nice note too, great job here.

Bella composicion Jax.
Atinado encuadre y recorte, colores naturales y muy buena profundidad, completan un excelente trabajo.
Me atreví a realizar un trabajo, espero sea de tu agrado.

Beautiful composition Jax.
Accurate frame and crop, natural colors and very good depth, completes an excellent job.
I dared to make a workshop, I hope is of your pleasure.

I enjoy photos like these because you can almost feel the texture of the mushrooms in your hand by the way the picture is lit. They almost look like baked dinner rolls. Good DOF to have the fern also in focus. Interesting!

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  • shel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 19] (85)
  • [2005-07-22 13:31]

Hi Jax.
A beautiful in situ photo--very well exposed, good composure. And a good note :)
Sheldon (shel)

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