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Ganoderma applanatum

Ganoderma applanatum
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Copyright: Jose Conceicao (jconceicao) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 842] (3174)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-12
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400 D, 18-55 Canon EFS, Hama UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-09-15 13:37
Viewed: 3501
Points: 14
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Ganoderma applanatum(Artist's Bracket, Artist's Conk, or Flacher Lackporling; syn. Boletus applanatus, Fomes applanatus, Fomes vegetus, Ganoderme aplani, Ganoderma lipsiense, Polyporus applanatus, and Polyporus vegetus) is a bracket fungus with a cosmopolitan distribution.

The spore bodies are up to 30-40 cm across, hard, woody-textured, and inedible; they are white at first but soon turn dark red-brown.

It is a wood-decaying fungus, using primarily dead heartwood, but also as a pathogen on live sapwood, particularly on older trees. It is a common cause of decay and death of beech and poplar, and less often of several other tree species, including alder, apple, elm, horse-chestnut, maple, oak, walnut, and willow.

A peculiarity of this fungus lies in its ability to be as a drawing medium for artists. When the surface is rubbed or scratched with a sharp implement, it changes from light to dark brown, producing visible lines and shading.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-15 14:06]

Hi Jose,not easy a perfect focus and sharpness like that whit this position and point of view.Very interesting mushroom specie and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-15 22:15]

Hi Jose.
You have pictured a very attractive species of fungi and managed to reflect its shapes and colouration perfectly. I also like natural surroundings and combination of sharpness and blurriness. TFS and kind wishes.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-15 22:20]

Hi Jose,
Excellent photo of thid ganoderma, TFS!

Ciao Jose. Very goOF DOf and detaisl with best sharp and light's management.


A beautiful shot, Jose!
Very well seen and presented.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-28 11:56]

Hello Jose,
An excellent capture of this Bracket fungi showing it from a fine POV. Great sharpness, natural colours and well composed.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Olá José,
Nice image and good ID specification, OK colors and sharpness, but I find the left part a bit pointless and the composition too centered. Anyway, after short hesitation I give my 2 points, because no other mistakes are being found on the image (maybe except for some background noise).
Tfs, best regards, László

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