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Spiky Ball

Spiky Ball
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-25 16:40
Viewed: 3892
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lycoperdon perlatum

Fruiting body 2-10 cm tall, 2-5 cm broad, subglobose to pyriforme to elongated pyriforme with well developed pseudostipe, with an apical pore for spore dispersal at maturity; color white to pallid to pale brown; surface composed of conical, easily removing spines, 1-2 mm tall; spines white to pallid to pale brown, leaving white scars as they removed.

Pseudostipe 2-5 cm tall, 0.8-3.0 cm thick; spines and warts nearly absent; surface rugose and pitted.

Gleba white, firm; becoming soft and yellow, disintegrate to brown or dark brown spores powder at maturity.

Spores globose, smooth or fine striated; yellow-brown to olive-brown to dark brown.

Habitat Solitary, scattered, gregarious, to clustered on ground; fruiting from August to September.

Edibility Edible and good when flesh white. Used without preliminary boiling, in soup, fried, dried.

Tech Note
+2 close up
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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-25 21:01]

Very good lighting, excellent composition, very nice colour.

Wow I am surprised this is had so few critique I can see no reason. Its a good sharp image with lighting that has bought out the spines well.

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