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Orange Bracket Fungi

Orange Bracket Fungi
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-07
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-12 0:48
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orange Bracket (Pycnoporus sp., prob. P. coccineus),
Family Polyporaceae, Order Polyporales,

Bracket fungi, or shelf fungi, among many groups of the fungi in the phylum Basidiomycota. Characteristically, they produce shelf- or bracket-shaped fruiting bodies called conks that lie in a close planar grouping of separate or interconnected horizontal rows. Brackets can range from only a single row of a few caps, to dozens of rows of caps that can weigh several hundred pounds. They are mainly found on trees, and resemble mushrooms. Some form annual fruiting bodies while others are perennial and grow larger year after year. Bracket fungi are typically tough and sturdy and produce their spores, called basidiospores, within the pores that typically make up the undersurface.
The term classically was reserved for polypores, however molecular studies have revealed some odd relationships. The beefsteak fungus, a well known bracket fungus, is actually a member of the agarics. Other examples of bracket fungi include the sulphur shelf, birch bracket, dryad's saddle, artist's conk, and turkey tail. Some species of bracket fungi are cultivated for human consumption or medicinal use. The name Polypores is often used for a group that includes many of the hard or leathery fungi, which often lack a stem, growing straight out of wood.
Their hardness means they are very resilient and can live for quite a long time, with many species even developing beautiful multi-coloured circles of colour that are actually annual growth rings.
The group includes many different shapes and forms that are common in the tropical forests, including the hard 'cup fungi' and the 'shell', 'plate' and 'bracket' fungus commonly found growing off logs and still standing dead trees.
These often grow in semi-circular shapes, looking like shelving growing out of trees or wood.
One of the more common ones, Ganoderma spp, can grow large thick shelves that may contribute to the death of the tree, and then feed off the wood for years after.

Ref : wikipedia

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Hello Foozi,

an very nice image from you from this beautiful fungi with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.

This specie never been seen before.


Hello Foozi,

An outstanding colour palette, as the orange fungus stands strong against the green surroundings!
Excellent details and fine framing, effective focus on the subject...
Interesting effect from the white trimming of the mushrooms!

Pablo -

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-02-12 2:41]

Hello Foozi,
Malaysia is a country full of bright colours, I think. Very beautiful photo in good sharpness, details and taken from an excellent POV. Splendid contrasting colours against this green/black BG. Very nice composition.

very nice composition with good details and lovely colours

Ciao Foozi, wonderful capture of fantastic fungi, beautiful light, excellent sharpness and splendid bright colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Cioa Foozi. Intrigant show of colours. Excellent contrastand sharp. Very well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-02-12 4:31]

Hello Foozi,
A spectacular species of bracket fungus well captured with fine sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
The poor light was well used but at 20th sec I guess a tripod was necessary.
Thanks and kind regards,

Excellent photo Foozi. The composition is impressive, the colours are fantastic and the sharpness is perfect.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-02-12 4:47]

Hello Foozi,
Again a most beautiful fungi-shot. What a visual impact with the stunning color-contrast. Like usual the composition is excellent. Pleasant work, indeed.
Kind regards

hi Foozi - a beautiful capture of the fungi. colors are vivid and sharpness is too great. TFS

Hello Foozi,
I have become used to the great quality of your work but that does not mean wanting to see less, it means wanting to see more. Another fabulous image with beautiful colours on both the fungi and the surrounding bark and leaves. Well done, Foozi.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-02-12 7:11]

Fine species of fungi with amazing color, well composed. some more space with leaves would have been better. tfs.

Hello Foozi,
Amazing vivid colors. Fantastic composition with outstanding clarity, great sharpness and exceptional details. Splendid contrast.
Thanks for sharing!

color fascinating, very good photo and presentation Foozi!
TFS and good weekend Nasos

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-12 9:23]

Hello Foozi.
That is an excellent presentation of this fungi.Nice pov and very sharp image with good detail.Excellent light also
Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,
amazing colours. Superb composition. Perfect sharpness. Of course interesting fungi. Educative note.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Foozi
the vivid orange colour of this fungis is very eye-catching and stand out so well against the BG, the sharpness is also very good
an wonderful shot TFS
Have a good night

hello Foozi

the vivid red/orange color tones of these fungis
are very beautiful and doing great contrast
with the green color tones of the background,
with fine POV, DOF and the way it is framed,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-02-12 15:07]

Hi Foozi,a very nice specie whit a color that like surely at our dutch friends...ehehe..beautiful point of view and great sharpness and composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

salam akhi Foozi
this is very very beautiful fungus species with attractive colors. you greatly captured it, with wonderful focus, exposure and color balance. light edges of fungi, green leaves and old trunk' colors show them more beautiful. thanks for sharing this beauty.
well done.

Hi Foozi,

The leaves and the tree are framing well the fungi. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the orange bracket fungi. The late afternoon light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
Fantastic photo, showing wonderful young polypores. Excellent composition and exposure, awesome color contrast, perfect sharpness and depth... Very spectacular and very suggestive. Hear my hands clapping! :-) Remarkable photo, huge congratulations. About the ID: most probably you're right and there are young Pycnoporus sanguineus fruitbodies on the photo (common pantropical species), albeit I don't exclude one of the Ganoderma species either. However, a remarkable image.
Best regards, László

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