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Unkown mushroom

Unkown mushroom
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-09 8:54
Viewed: 2957
Points: 10
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Unknown mushroom

ecology and location

I have encountered this mushroom on an old stump of oil palm tree in decay. It was in DRC, in the equatorial part of the country.


As you can see, it is a medium size mushroom (cap of around 5 to 8 centimetres of diametre).
Its caracteristic is colored the cap which is concave. We can observe concentrric circles on it and numerous "flakes".

The picture

The picture was taken in the morning when the sky was overcast. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-250 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/160.

Post treatment

Recropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio. Improvement of the pixellisation with neat image.

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Hello Mr.Phillipe,
Beautiful and attractive picture of this Fungi.Nice colour and details.But,no idea about this species.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing your experience,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

I really like this picture. I am a sucker for the unique. Like you I do not know the name, but if I was going to name it I would call it a 'Pumpkin Mushroom' :)

Hello Mr.Phillipe,
照的清晰 很漂亮的草菇
第一次見到這種花紋 很驚奇

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-09 23:33]

Beautiful and colorful species of fungi..well done. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-10 5:49]
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Bonjour Philippe,
Une autre image intéressante, mais en matière de champignons je ne suis pas très instruite et je vois que pour toi aussi ils se présentent quelques difficultés pour l'ID. Comme d'habitude la photo est bien prise et présentée.
Un grand merci

Beautiful macro, except for the little too warm color tones. I do not have idea about the ID either. Kind regards, László

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