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Copyright: Christopher Blor (vorpal) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 47 W: 0 N: 13] (48)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon Coolpix S1
Exposure: f/3.5
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-12 14:07
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Taken at the Bronx Zoo in New York a few years back. I couldn't believe all the clusters that grew in the Tiger area. They seem like either "Clitocybe" or "Milky", if anyone knows the species please feel free to identify.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-12 16:47]
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Hi Chris,is very impressive this carpet of fungis! Very very nice pic,the quality of sharpness and colors are very high.Beautiful idea and great realisation,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

Hello Christopher,
i don't Know the ID; a spectacular and very interesting picture, POV a sharpness are very good, perfect exposure with the flash.
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-03-12 18:56]

Hello Christopher,
Welcome to TN. You have posted a fine image of this large patch of mushrooms. Excellent exposure and detail with very natural colors!!
I see you like fungi photos, you should check out (jpdenk) gallery sometime, he has some fantastic images of fungi!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-13 1:35]

Hi Christopher,
excellent shot of the masses of mushrooms. Well shown and iy is really a pleasant capture. The species is really exciting here.
Thanks for sharing the capture.


Hello Christopher, and welcome to TN ! I'm sure you'll like it here and make wonderful friends.

You have found a very interesting colony of fungis, here, very impressive number. The details are nice, and you made great use of your flash, even without SLR. And if you like fungi, I suggest you visit Laszlo's (Hormon_manyer) gallery, he has many excellent fungi pictures.

Hope to see more from you soon,

An interesting capture indeed Christoper, taken from a good viewpoint with a perfect exposure. The diagonal placement of the mushrooms within the frame increases the aesthetical impact of your photo greatly. TFS this startling naturescape my friend.

Hallo Christopher
I do not know anything about your subject, but I must say this is rather spectacular. Very interesting looking and certainly an eye-catcher. The contrast between the colour of the fungi and the carpet of dried leaves on the surface is realy special. I am sure to witness a bed of "mass-shrooms" like this must be an encredible sight. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Christopher,
I think you are quite possibly right about these being Clitocybe. By 'milky' do you mean Lactarius ?
I think these fungi must like something abot the woodchips or leaves,or whatever the floor of the enclosure is.
The photo is quite amazing anyway,by virtue of the sheer number of mushies there in one place.
I still reckon you don't really need an SLR to take good fungi shots. I've always used compacts like the Panasonic Lumix series and Canon Powershots.
I've tried using an SLR but find the compacts much lighter,quicker and easier to use.
The new Lumix FZ28 & the Canon Powershot SX1 IS both look like awesome compacts ... both 10 megapixels with massive optical zoom and excellent macro capabilities,and,of course,only a fraction of the price of an SLR
Worth considering I reckon.
Check this one out: http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/20036/canon-powershot-sx1-is/
It is one I'm seriously considering for my next camera.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-13 6:41]

Hi Chris!

Very interesting first photo, welcome to TN! I think I've never seen such mass invasion of fungi before. Good diagonal composition and POV, nice colours and details.

SLR camera isn't a must - many people on TN posts shots from compacts which look very good.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2009-03-13 17:48]

Christopher, Excellent shot with a superb focus. WoW so many of them. Great work. How did you find out? Ganesh

Ciao Cristopher, welcome on TN, lovely diagonal composition with a carpet of fungi, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,

Great documentation photo of a wonderful phenomenon: we in Hungary call it "fungi flowing". About the ID specification: the infos You shared are not too much, but the specie on the pic is very probably Tricholoma myomyces, a specie often growing in flowings, and having mycorrhizal connection with conifers like Pinus nigra, Pinus silvestris and Pseudotsuga menziesii (I see needles on Your pic also beside leaves). Although I can't be sure, because the informations were too few, as mentioned. Just a tip.

Tfs this great pic, and a warm welcome of the fungi club of TN. Best regards from Hungary, Europe. László

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