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Copyright: Sue Way (sway) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-18
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 20:53
Viewed: 4402
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I hope my ID is correct.
I found these rather lovely looking fungi growing on a dead tree. the big one was about 20cm cross I will post another photo later of the larger view ther were so many of them. These ones were the best looking and in the best condition.

Auricularia polytricha - Also known as wood ear or ear fungus, or Jew's ear.

Normally found on dead wood, or on dead parts of living trees. It forms flabby cup or ear-shaped brackets of a dull grey-brown colour, becoming a blue-grey colour as they age.

I used a flash and a high tech 4 ply tissue diffuser.

I used Paint shop to increase brightness 10, resize for TN, frame and add my scribble.

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Nice shot Sue. It seams as if your "fungi trail" yielded great results.


Nice shot Sue.
Your ID is correct.
They were a big export to China in olden days.
They can be quite photogenic too if you get the right light.
This looks good.
Well done.

Hello Sue!
FANTASTIC picture! Looks like a hat ;-)))
Great colours, pose and composition!

Hello Sue!
Lovely capture.Details,sharpness and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-19 5:14]
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Ear? I thought it look like sting ray.. :P Great shot Sue, I like the colours, composition is nice and so does your lighting, it reflect on the "skin", well done, thanks for sharing. :)

"Lend me your ears!" What an ugly fungus Sue, and quite big too. Such unusual shapes and colours. Good fine, well done.

Hi Sue your ID is correct but out of date Its recently been renamed to Auricularia cornea. which is a name that it had once been known as back in the 1820's although as Exidia cornea.

Nice point of view they always make an interesting photos.

Wow.. what a strange mushroom here. Lovely shapes and very interesting colours. Good shot. Well done!

Hi Sue,
A nice shot, very crisp and colourful. Good POV, and DOF. Well done.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-19 14:01]
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Hi Sue!
Excellent picture and obserwation! Lovely, warm colours and light. Velvet surface of this fungi looks great. Thanks for sharing!

What a nice name!
amazing and big size,very fine colors,great informative shot in this motif,well detailed and very well contrasted,too,Thanks for posting,Sue!
Best Regards

Nice shot Sue! Very big mushroom with a lovely shape. Great colors and texture. Good sharpness and DOF.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-20 4:49]
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Hello Sue!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
TFS. Have a good day!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-08-08 9:38]

Hi Sue.
Fantastyczny grzyb , świetnie sfotografowany, bardzo ładne światło.
Well done.

Hi Sue, I like this image, the ears certainly live up to their name. Inside the top ear looks a little soft so maybe slightly more DOF? The exposure though is spot on and the image is sharp throughout the main ear, so sharp that I can almost feel the texture. Wonderful. I love those subtle colours. Well done on the exposure and the composition. Nice capture :)

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