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Pre-Season Fungi - To Steve and Clive

Pre-Season Fungi - To Steve and Clive
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-28
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/11, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of Hungary, Hormon's dedications [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-03 23:14
Viewed: 4055
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi my Friends,

Now, when there's early spring here in Middle-East Europe, spring fungi season didn't start as a "boom" yet. Now, if You aren't extremely lucky, You can only find one-year (fresh) or perennial bracket fungi, like the well-known Fomes fomentarius, Ganoderma applanatum and for example this one on the pic, Trametes gibbosa. Very common all over the world, and a very varying specie, but quite easy to identify from its surface textures. Growing on dead broadleaved, especially on beech (Fagus silvatica) and hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) - these tree species are also very common here. Normally its color's white, the green on the surface often caused by algae. As all Trametes species, causes white caries ("white rot").

Anyway, common specie or not, I only found one image of it here on TrekNature: click here to see it. It's a good macro capture, so I don't have to upload a close-up as my own workshop here. :)

I'd like to dedicate this image to the New Zealandian fungi lovers Steve (LordPotty) and Clive (fungiman), who are continously teaching us the fungi flora of their beautiful home country - they're real "green ambassadors" of New Zealand. Thanks guys.

Photo: handheld; slight cropping, sharpening the fungi, adding more contrast to the background, framing, signing, re-sizing. I hope You like it.

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Hi Laszlo !
Splendid capture. With some nice color.
It seems that spring has arrived in Hungary and in the end.
A beautiful day,

En tu línea de elegancia y efectividad a la hora de mostrarnos el motivo y su entorno. Destacaría también la luz interior del bosque tan bien conseguida. El ángulo de disparo le da una dimensión muy acertada.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Laszlo,
a great view of fungi, good sharpness and beautiful natural colours, i like the underbrush atmosphere, very well done.
Best regards

Hello Laszlo,

A delicate capture of the fungi, in particular I admire how the fine colours are reproduced!
A balanced composition, DoF spot on to emphasise the subject...
The nature still wears the brownish colours of winter, hopefully spring will soon give new life!

Pablo -

Hi Laszlo,
Thank you very much for the kind dedication.
Now these bracket fungi really are green,unlike my April 1st Amanita ;)
A beautiful shot of these Trametes.
They are very similar to many we see here in NZ.
I'll have to find a few more brackets to post too.
Cheers & TFS

hello Laszlo
beautiful sharpness composition
great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hi Baratom Laslo, a fine and great capture of these pre-seasonal fungi on a bark with an excellent POV and DOF, as usual. Alos nice dedication.
TFS and have a great Sunday MF!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-04-04 16:19]

Hi Laszlo,always a master in the choice of point of view. Also this fungi not on the ground are taken in a very intelligent way to show perfectly the colors and the details,my great compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-04-05 12:31]

Hello again!

I know this feeling and similiar scene very well. You go to forest to see something alive, but there are only tons of dried, brown leaves and some fungi growing on an old trunks. Good photo which could be taken in early spring but in late autumn also. Fungi are well known and looks nice, especially with green, symbiotic algae.

Hi Hormon,
Thanks for the dedication apologize for taking so long to notice it. I love the way you always have so much of the habitat in focus. The fungi season has just starting here with 3 days of rain this week and now Easter weekend to make the best of it.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-11 0:59]

Hi Laszlo,
a beautiful lines of these fungi.
Stands out beautifully against the grey background.
the dark colour of the tree trunk makes this shot very pleasant and well seen.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-04-14 5:19]

Hi Laszlo,
Excellent close up again.I liked use of DOF,lighting and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting.

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