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Copyright: Debbie Linkevics (deblink) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 6 N: 363] (1258)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-27
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-08 16:12
Viewed: 5883
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this image of this fungi in the Mt Crawford Forest near Birdwood in the Adelaide Hills. I had to stretch out on the ground to get this one (not so easy to get up at either). The fungi looked so interesting and perfect, I couldn't resist. I am pretty certain they are Gymnopilus but not to sure whether I have the correct one of this species. This one has been recorded in that area.

Gymnopilus pampeanus

Gymnopilus pampeanus (Gymnos [Gr.] -naked; pilos [Gr.] - cap; possibly from pampineus [L.] consisting of tendrils.) Forms spectacular golden-brown clumps at the bases of tree stumps. The clumps are like small bread rolls at first, expanding to almost dinner-plate size.

Common Name:

6.5-15cm diameter. Golden, tawny brown. Fibrillose with small, scaly patches. Convex becoming flattened. Margin inturned, often irregular when old. Flesh: thick, light tan.
Yellow becoming brown. Adnate to sinuate. Crowded. Thin.
4-11cm. Same colour as pileus. Stout, often curved and swollen at base. Fibrillose, striate, somewhat scaly below the fibres left by cortina..
Cortina high on the stem. With age, this becomes a few fibres dusted with rusty spores.
Spore print rusty brown.
Densely caespitose (growing in dense clumps) at the bases of pine and Eucalyptus stumps, Also on a range of other trees.
Fuhrer, B. Field Companion to Australian Fungi p. 45


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This is a nice sharp image with great color saturation. I guess getting down and dirty was worth it!

Evelynn : )

Hello Debbie,
Good clarity with exposure and focus on these Fungi with beautiful colour!
thanks for your effort and sharing

Hello Debbie,
That little colony is well captured!
Great texture and fine details, they look so natural on my screen...
A well composed presentation with fine natural colours!
Pablo -

Hi Debbie,

A beautiful fungis with stunning colours. sharp focus and detail.Brilliant.TFS


Hi Deb,
Great shot of these Fungi! Excellent sharpness and details and colour saturation. Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Hi Debbie, I like the composition. You have a nice layout with a nice long format, and cropped to suit. The mushrooms themselves are seen in excellent colour with great sharp texture.

Thanks, John

hello debbie,
nice capture of the fungi, the image is sharp with good detils, the natural colours look lovely, well composed shot, nice lighting,
well done,
tfs & regards

An excellent macro. Very impressive details. Well done.
Best wishes,

Hello Debbie
Excellent shot of the fungus colony. It adds a striking amount of warmth to an otherwise cool background.

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