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Gymnopilus penetrans

Gymnopilus penetrans
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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: 2004-10-17
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], 40 points or more (Chapter 5)., Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia (Spain) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-26 16:08
Viewed: 6445
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks again Marco (Sarcodon) for this ident.

Here we have a panoramic macro of some yellow fungi. The biggest one had a DOF of 3-4 Cm. (DOF = Diamater Of Fungi :DDD)

They are growing fast and healtly in this burnt space of the land. This was close to a huge Eucaliptus base, as the tree had been recently cutted.

Mushrooms like apreciated "morel" and many other species specialy like to grow after fire. One of the main problems of fungal organism when developing, is that they also are the food of many organisms like bacteria, and they get easily contaminated. I think the fire kills every type of competence, and the fungus get advantage of this opotunity to develop fast. I dont really know if they can use ashes as a substrate too...

One of the main problems in comercial fungus growing factories, is the contamination of the mycelium. Species like agaricus or pleorotus are moderately easy to grow, but some other comercial ones, are treated with incredible aseptic atmospheres. Take into account that after having a walk in the park, any CSI would find in a worker´s clothes docens of different spores, bacterias, virus, polen that would be letal for the development of the "fruiting body" of the mushrooms.

The price worths the effort. For example agaricus (champignons) cicle is 15 weeks and you will get 15 Kg./m2 of subtrate if all goes well.

Here the mycelium arrives to the factory already added to packs of sterilized pressed substrate made with straws and other materials like selected excrements, rapped in plastics. Inside the humidity is too low. When you open the packs and give controlled humidity and tempereture, the miracle begings.

If you want to see a home made cultive have a look HERE.

The mycelium and vermiculite available in the market is usually for entheogenic purposes. Anyway, using them or not is your choice, and they will be a a great thing to show the kids at home.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/13 - Tripod - Manual mode.

LordPotty, Signal-Womb, slrnovice2, Robbrown, sandpiper2, red45, TAZ, marhowie, AndyB, sAner, Luc, saguzar has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Sarcodon: Thanks, it is a pleasure.extramundi 1 05-18 13:38
To highpeak8: I would be very happy.extramundi 1 04-28 09:51
To LordPotty: I dont know why DOF...extramundi 1 04-26 16:34
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I see why you chose the title.The DOF 9not diameter of fungi) is truly amazing.The ones at the back are as clear as the ones at the front.
Can't confirm the ID but I can confirm that its a great shot.Keep em coming.

Effective DOF on this Felipe, its like a magical world of the little people. I like this very much, well done.

Lovely shot Felipe. It has an almost fantastical feel to it. I like the composition, showing the fungi rising up the incline to the left. There is real depth to this image. It is sharp and the subtle colours of the fungi come out very well, in fact they almost seem to glow against that dark background. Well spotted photo opportunity and excellent capture :)

They look like the are going up escalators Felipe, they are well seenand sharp. Not sure about the ident never seen sulphur tuft singly always in a tight group.
TFS this bunch with us.

Excellent composition with fantastic use of the DOF. Your eye just follow the fungi from near to far or bottom to top of the image. Great effect.

Halo Felipe :-)
Looks like Champs-Elysees with umbrellas over the tables :-) Superb macro shot!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-04-27 3:01]

Prepare to fungi invasion! ;-) DOF is excellent. I love darker BG with light spots of fungi, all sharp and clear. I'm glad that you find such places and share it with us Felipe!

Hi felipe, i really like your "fungi" photo, it's almost like a poem...maybe I should start to search around my place for wild fungi as well! nice colours!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-27 4:08]

Must be raining in the forest with all those umbrellas up!
Nice showing of all the yellow fungi Felipe. They look so good against the burnt-out land and mulch. Sharp and well shown. TFS.

I wonder about them been sulphur tufts been that they don't appear to be growing on wood and as you have mentioned there habit is wrong. Interesting never the less Thanks for showing.

nice pict. very good notes.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-27 5:45]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ces nombreux petits champignons. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well Done !

Felipe, Interesting shot with so many within a single frame..Excellent DOF, Very good job on this.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-04-27 7:47]

Excellent DOF,from front to rear!
Very good composition,detail and colours.
Good,very well presented work.
Well done.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-04-27 9:28]

Cette profondeur de champ est surprenante !! Trés beau cliché et félicitations Felipe. Didier.

Hi Felipe, I am not a fungi expert at all, but this looks like a very magical scene. I expect fairies to fly out from underneath.

you set the mood very well, and everything just looks good.

Well done

Oh felipe that´s in german grey sulfur heads. They are good mushrooms. Beautiful colors, beautiful picture

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-29 3:42]

Hello Felipe,

I really like this picture, it's a forest of mushrooms! Every single mushroom is in focus. Unbelievable. Very well done. You chose a very good POV. Colors are interesting. Very well done & TFS! :)


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-04-30 22:13]

Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Felipe. A lot of people here. Each one has is own personality.

Hello Felipe,
This is quite easy. The specie which your photo shows, belongs to the genus Gymnopilus P. Karsten 1879; it numbers a few species, less than 20 in Europe.
Even if this genus is very discussed about the correct taxonomic identity of the species, you can name your fungus Gymnopilus penetrans (Fries 1815) Murrill 1912; only by photo, nobody can object to such identification.
This genus is rarely described on populars works. Sometimes they show it under the genus Flammula Fries (1821) P. Kummer 1871 but it is unsuited and it was abandoned; instead sometimes they show Gymnopilus hybridus (Bulliard) Maire 1933 but this is a following synonym of the same taxon.
It is a very common specie which grows on residuals wood or on dead wood; its most important macroscopical characteristic is the rust colour on the cap-surface, stipe-surface and on the gills of the old carpophores.
Good photos, good composition.

Hola Felipe,
bonita constelación de setas, me gusta como resaltan entre la hojarasca oscura. La nitidez y los colores son realmente excelentes. Muy buena toma.
Un abrazo

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