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Ramariopsis Sp.

Ramariopsis Sp.
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-15
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-16 7:19
Viewed: 4207
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday was a frustrating day for taking photos.
It was raining off and on all day,as it has done for a couple of weeks now.
EWverytime I got set up for a shot it would start again.
As soon as I packed up to leave it would stop.

I did manage a few successful shots though,and this pretty little Ramariopsis was one of them.
I'm reluctant to give it a definitive ID since there are several similar fungi,but it looks very much like the Ramariopsis crocea on Clive Shirleys site 'Hidden Forest'

This evening,as I was about to go to camera club,I realised that I had left my PETZL LCD light somewhere in the forest. Since it was a reasonably expensive light,and possibly on a public walkway,I thought I'd better go and look for it immediately.
Luckily,its only 5 minutes drive to the forest from my house,so I jumped in the car and headed off to the Arorangi Reserve.
After walking the entire track (a 10 minute round walk)searching with a torch,I eventually found the spot where I had photographed this fungi,and there was my light,amongst a pile of debris that had washed down the track in the rain.
That was lucky!

I hope you like the shot,and appreciate the discomfort and I had to endure to bring it to you ;)


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-06-16 8:23]

We are neighbours this time Steve!
This looks like a species of Stagshorn fungus to me but your scientific name suggestion sounds more impressive.
The POV and contrast with the mossy substrate is great and it is well seen in a pleasing composition.
Thanks and cheers,


Esteve As always, you've captured very well the environmental conditions. I believe you are driving your SX10 well ever get better results. The colors made this photo are superb. Indeed, missing data on the exposure time in the EXIF. It would be good to have to learn (me) a bit more.

Congratulations on the photo and have so much luck!

Greetings and Best Wishes


Hi Steve,

this are an strange looking fungi to me.
Good pov and fine colours.
This one I have never been seen before.


Hi Steve,

You had really hard conditions, but You made the "job" quite well. Great exposure management (I see the shutter speed data doesn't miss from the exif as Jesús said), nice composition - maybe with a bit more contrast and adding some extra sharpness to the fungi with Photoshop it would be an excellent photo (although I admit it's a good one without PP, too). Tfs.

Believe it or not, once I almost lost my HP compact camera. I photographed (with the Lumix) some bracket fungi on a very steep hillside, when my photo bag (which normally contains the Lumix, the HP in a little bag, my scissor and gorillapod + my headlamp now) was upset in a moment and I saw the little bag with the HP "running" down the hill between the trees... I followed it with my eyes and fortunately, after ca. 30 meters a thick branch has stopped the little bag. Fortunately the camera hasn't got any mechanical failure, it was and is working without problems. So, I was more than lucky... Like You in this case...

Best regards from Your friend, László

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