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Forest Flame

Forest Flame
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Copyright: Matt Berry (rodosranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 347] (2101)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-20
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fuji S 7000, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/3.0, 1/20 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-20 19:23
Viewed: 3383
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Can anyone give me the correct ID for this please? Thanks in advance...
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Hi Matt.. sorry can't help with the ID, but the color really jumped out from the gallery. I agree the foreground is a bit distracting. Yet the detail on the fungi is very good. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2005-08-20 23:31]

Hello Matt,It is a CLAVARIA
For the exact name,it is not possible for me to say,we do not have the same species in Canada.At least,you have the family name.Mushrooms similar to this one are fairly common in our woods.
Very nice picture by the way,good DOF

Hi Matt,
The club fungi are next to impossible to name with out a good set of keys and a microscope. The different genus are found by such things as the number of spores per Basidia weather the Basidia has clamp connections. As well as if the fungal tissue is made up with one or two different sized hypae also if these have clamp connections or not etc.

Nice photo I might have cropped it a little tighter foreground is a little distracting and it looks a little dark to me. Other wise good DOF

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-21 3:38]

HI Matt,
Can't help with the ID but it's a great shot. I quite like the forground, can't say why I just do.
Nice colours.
Great focus on the fugi.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-08-22 4:18]

What a beautiful and interesting mushroom that you have well captured ! Composition, colors, DOF, details and sharpness are very good !
From my book, ID could be "Calocera viscosa" ?
Thanks for sharing Matt.

Hi Matt,
your good photo shows a Calocera (Fries 1821) Fries 1828 for sure.
To identify the exact specie is more difficult:
it can be a young specimen of Calocera viscosa (Persoon 1794) Fries 1821, which is a very common specie all over the world, or Calocera furcata (Fries 1821) Saccardo 1821, very uncommon, which I know very well but, to be sure, I need to see it with my eyes.

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