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Fungi City

Fungi City
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Copyright: Sue Way (sway) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-12
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-12 4:15
Viewed: 5000
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope my ID is correct.

Species: Favolaschia calocera R. Heim.

An introduced tropical species, it has now spread throughout the North Island and much of the South Island of New Zealand.

Common Name: Orange pore fungi
Found: Any type of forest
Substrate: Wood
Spore: White
Heightup to 40 mm
Width up to 20 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No

fungi are made up of thin thread-like structures called hyphae which spread through the soil or rotting wood, obtaining their food by digesting and absorbing the organic matter. This part of the fungi life style is usually unseen by us.

Fungi don't have chlorophyll to make their own food, so they are dependent on getting ready-made food. In that way, fungi work as decomposers, breaking down dead material and recycling minerals.

I took this photo in native bush using a flash. I shielded it with my hand and took many photo to get one I was happy with.

I cropped and re-zised the original image. I also added a frame and my scribble using paintshop pro.

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Hi sue
Perfect composition, very good colour, great background.
Nice shot!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-12 5:25]

Looks like sunny escalator made from fungi :-) Great composition Sue! I like joyfull colour of these fungi and warmlight. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sue,
Your ID is correct indeed.I believe these came from Aussie in the 70's.
I find them quite difficult to photograph well like this. I'm not sure why. Possibly something in the quality of the orange tones makes it hard for the digital to register properly.
My side shots of these often come out too bright and blurry. Thats why I've dozens that I haven't posted.
If you find the larger white ones,they are easier to shoot and are natives as well. Clive hasn't found them up north (Auckland) yet,unlike these which are very common everywhere.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-12 5:49]

Great compo Sue. The orange colours against the BG have come out real well. Very good find and capture. Well done.

Hello Sue!
Wonderful capture.Lighting,POV,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-07-12 9:54]

Very nice diagonal composition for this shot.I like plyful fungi city shapes in this great background. Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-12 10:49]

A nice shot Sue,
Excellent diagonal composition with nice vivid colours and a great POV.
Well captured.


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  • jorlo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 0] (485)
  • [2005-07-12 17:11]

very interesting picture, i like it!

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-13 5:12]

Interesting fungi, very nice photo. Perfect composition and colors.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-14 0:49]

Hello Sue!
Personal assessment of the photo: very good. Great composition.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

Very good composition, Sue. These fungi well aligned deserve well the title you've choosen. They come out nicely against the BG, but IMO, the foreground is a bit distractive relatively to the superb oblique line. I did a WS to show what I mean.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-17 3:46]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb mushrooms ! Composition, colors and sharpness are good ! Thanks for sharing Sue.

I love the composition. It loks really nice. The focus is a bit soft though and I think Felipes suggestion to use a tripod is usefull. Very well done.

I am afraid I can help you with the id this time.
The diagonal composition is very nice, and vivid colours contrast with the BG. gives a great contour. A tripod would have helped for a sharper image at 1/30. Thanks for sharing ths beautiful scene.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-08 14:32]

I like the composition and the colors A LOT in this picture. Very well done. Focus is a little soft on some points, f5 was a little too shallow for this shot. Light is great, very warm. It's like an orange train going up a hill of wood. I love this picture. Well worth the big smiley. TFS!


Ps-I like your signature!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-08 18:29]

Hello Sue, excellent composition. The colours look good too. As others have said it's a little soft in places. Along with a tripod try using a diffused flash (you could use a piece of paper or tissue to experiment with) to soften the light.

Very nice work.

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