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The biggest organism in the world


The biggest organism in the world
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-31 4:52
Viewed: 5332
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wish to all TN family a prosperous and photographic 2007 !!!

Armillaria gallica

ENGLISH NOTE IN THE LOWER PART

Los organismos mas grandes encontrados hasta el momento pertenecen al reino de los hongos, son en concreto las Armillarias. A pesar de que sus cuerpos fructiferos son medios,50-100 g (frente a poliporos perennes de hasta 150 Kg) su micelio es capaz de extenderse cientos de hectareas.

En Crystal Falls (frontera con Wisconsin) crece una A.gallica cuyo micelio cubre 600 ha, pesando 100 tn. El hongo fue descubierto por Myron Smith y James Anderson, mientras hacian una investigacion para la marina de EEUU sobre el impacto biologico de estaciones Elf de comunicacion con submarinos.

En 1998 Catherine Parks y otros expertos analizan el hongo responsable de una zona de devastación en el Bosque Nacional de Malheur (Oregón), una A. ostoyae de 5 Km de lado y hasta 900 ha. Se calcula que podria tener 2400 años.

ENGLISH:

The biggest organism found to date belongs to the fungi kingdom, they are in fact Armillarias. Although the fructiferous body are medium sized 50-100 g. (compared to perennial polypores up to 150 Kgs.) its mycelium can extend hundreds of Hectares.

In Crystal Falls (Wisconsin border) grows a A.gallica, Its mycelium covers 500 ha. and weights 100 Tm. This fungus was discovered by Myron Smith y James Anderson, while they made an investigation for UUEE navy about the biological impact of ELF stations used for comunication with submarines.

In 1998 Catherine Parks and other experts analize the fungus responsable of a devastation area in hte Natural Park of Malheur (Oregon), a A.ostoyae of 5 Km. long covering 900 ha. The estimated age was 2400 years.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/3 sec. - Manual exposure - Minitripod

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-31 5:05]

Buenos días Felipe|Cristina,
Interesante nota sobre el tamaño de las setas, que ignoraba por completo, acompaña a esta equilibrada composición que nos muestra esta familia en todos los tamaños.
Feliz año para ambos.
José M.

hello PELIPPE
voilà une jolie famille réunie pour le réveillon peut être!!!!!
je plaisante, non mais cette image est super belle, bonnes couleurs
bravo, bonne année 2007, amitiès et merci du partage
edith

Hi Felipe Mateo and Cristina, lovely photo and very interesting note, very well done, I wish for all you a splendid 2007, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Felipe.
Muy buena toma y documentacion de esas setas.
Feliz año nuevo.
Bonne année 2007

Hi Felipe and Cristina,
that's a pretty big family.
I like the arrangement very much, thanks.
I wish you all the best for the New Year 2007, many greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-12-31 6:00]

Hello Felipe and Cristina,
Excellent capture of this fungus with the spore bodies in various stages of developement.
Sharp and beautifully composed. Excellent caption and note reminding us of the importance of fungi in our environment.
TFS and best wishes for 2007 and your family.
Ivan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-31 6:02]

Jamás hubiese pensado que terminaríamos siendo invadidos por hongos!!!
El dato que aportan en vuestra nota es inédito para mí como imagino para muchos de los otros miembros Felipe.
Un bonita imagen como broche final de este año que se está yendo con excelentes presentaciones de parte de Uds.
El POV ideal como en otras tantas presentaciones con la belleza de su entorno a la vista.
Una muestra más de pasión y amor por este reino maravilloso.
Feliz Noche Vieja y a comenzar el 2007 con el pie derecho!.
RAP ;~)

Hi Felipe ,
excellent colors and sharpness.
well commposition.
thanks for sharing
regards
Saeed

Jolie armilaire, j'ai rarement vu de si beau groupes.

Another excellent capture from you Felipe.
Excellent clarity, color, sharpness, detail, exposure and comp. I like it!
Have a happy, prosperous, and photographic 2007 yourself :)
Howard

hello,
nice shot,
well composed,
nice pov,
lovely natural colors,
tfs & regards
pankaj


wish yo a very happy new year 2007

Hello Felipe,

Excllent work, Great colors Bg POV DOF Perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-31 12:56]

Great note on these and a lovely image (I think I spot a 4 leaf clover as well - very lucky). Lovely colours and a lovely composition. Wonderful details captured on all of them.

All the best for 2007

TFS

Karan

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-12-31 15:27]

Hi Felipe and Cristina, you go out with a bang! Super photo of the biggest organisms of the fungi kingdom.
Well seen and presented, thank you.
Have a happy NY both of you.
Janice

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-01 6:03]

Hi FeCr!!!

Hehe, for first look I saw 'The biggest ORGASM in the world' and expected picture of naked ladies :-))) Hm, fungi are also good ;-) As always perfect quality and great subject. Very interesting note also!

I wish you all the best in 2007 my friends! Many new discoveries and pictures of fungi and slime moulds :-)

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-01 9:58]

Hi Felipe and Cristina.
Great shot with amazing composition.
Thanks for sharing and for very interesting note.
I wish prosperous and photographic year 2007 for you too!!!
Best greetings Milos

Hello Felipe,
this is an excellent naturual fungi picture. The german name from this mushroom is Hallimasch. Excellen sharpness, details and great exposure. Natural colours and As usual an excellent note. This is an excellent presentation. Thank you my friend. I wish you an your wife a Happy new Year.
Greetings
Heinz

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-01-01 14:15]

a worthy group..i guess they are big but i cant 'scale' them with my eye
i love them in this grouping and always think of them as little family groups
daddy mummy and babies..all eating away at the rotting compost..
crisp and definite shot with good tones and contrast
well composed and processed
cheers
geof

Hola Felipe Mateo y cristina.

Me gustan siempre todas vuestras fotos, pero en este caso algo mas por que tienen una bonita composicion.

Saludos.
Jose Luis.

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