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Native Stinkhorn

Native Stinkhorn
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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: 2005-05-14
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fungi of New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-12 5:17
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Points: 25
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back to the rainforest on Mount Pirongia in the North Island for this shot.
Just before I left for the South Island I had the pleasure of leading Clive (fungiman) and his group of fungi enthusiasts on a 'fungi foray' on Mount Pirongia.
This is one of the interesting specimens we found.
It is an orange form of Aseroe rubra,a small native stinkhorn,which in other situations can sometimes be very dark red.
As with most stinkhorns this smells just like human excrement.They can often be found covered in flies.
I wasn't sure of the ID at first because of the odd colour,but I bet Clive had it on his site 'The Hidden Forest'... & he did.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-12 5:29]

Superb catch Steve! Very extraordinary shape, is this famous Devil's hand? Colours and composition are good, focus is slightly soft in my opinion. Great work!

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-12 5:42]
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I'd like to find one of these.
Will have to do some more bush walks.

Nice photo, good colours.
Looks like some earthly monster reaching for something.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-12 5:52]

Looks like an octapus I think. Good find Steve, very interesting shape and colours. I see it has 2 arms broken off too. Nice one.

It almost looks like an upsidedown mushroom with it's roots reaching for the sky, very interesting fungi, one I've not seen before. I wish I could join one of your treks in the mountains! Well done TFS.

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  • jorlo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 0] (485)
  • [2005-07-12 17:26]

incredible mushroom, nice shot!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-07-13 5:02]

Beautiful and interesting shot for this incredible mushroom ! Composition, colors and details are great ! Thanks for sharing Steve.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-13 5:03]

Very interesting fungi, very good photo. I have seen never this species, TFS.

Hello Steve, Nice shot of your stinkhorn, great colors and light. Just a bit soft focused is all. Well done!

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  • ToM (59)
  • [2005-07-13 15:35]

I've never seen such a thing... TFS.
It reminds me of a chicken leg sticking out from the ground...
sorry.. :))) Colours and DOF are great !

Good capture of a beautiful specimen!!!
How I would like to fing this in the forest... I am full of envy :(
Well done, you lucky man. Regards, Felipe. :D

Hi Steve you have won this bet, Aseroe rubra have you noticed the orange form of those that are found in native bush compared to those found in wood chip are red. I am told this is probably due to nutrient deficiency. Only one point from me as the image looks a little soft :)

Very unusual and interesting capture Steve. I shot something like this last week only it swims in the sea and has 8 legs...you will see soon :) Good work.

20,000 Leagues under the...Forest??? Aseroe rubra or Octopus Stinkhorn is one of my top favorite Fungi! Nice detail on the arms/legs/tentacles/mandable thingys and the spore center! Great find Steve!

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