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Tree Mushrooms

Tree Mushrooms
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron 28-300 XR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 3:02
Viewed: 4953
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mushrooms on a Tree

I found these mushrooms growing on a tree at about shoulder height, at the Auckland Domain.

Mushrooms and toadstools are the reproductive formations of some types of fungi.

There are many different types found in New Zealand’s forests, bushes, and also in fields and parks, even gardens and lawns.

They are usually found in early autumn, after the first rains at the end of summer.

There are more fungi that do not produce mushrooms, and they are often hidden in the ground, or within wood or leaves.

Fungi help with the decomposition of wood, leaf litter and dead animals. They also form valuable relationships with the roots of most forest trees.

Fungi are a very widespread and assorted group of organisms that includes mushrooms and puffballs, yeasts and moulds.

They are found everywhere – in all environments on land, and also in fresh water and the ocean.

Fungi were once thought to be part of the plant kingdom, but now they are considered to be a separate Kingdom or phylum.

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jconceicao, ammodytes, robindb, red45, mayuresh, eng55, eqshannon, pekkavalo1, vanderschelden, marhowie, uleko, Hormon_Manyer, wuta, Miss_Piggy has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To waterlilygirl: Good to see you hereJanice 1 07-11 18:37
To Hormon_Manyer: Thanks LászlóJanice 1 07-09 00:00
To eqshannon: Not here.Janice 1 07-07 18:00
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Hello Janice,

Beautiful photo.Good sharpness. Excellent detail and composition.I liked very much.

Bonjour Janice
J'aime beaucoup ce champignon et ta prise de vue
Merci et Bravo

Hello Janice,
Well done. Good close up. Well composed.
Good note as well.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-07-07 5:45]

Hello my friend!

Not much action this time :-) But I think I could make thriller based on your picture. You know - weird killer from space, shapeshifter, tries to suck life from an old Ent, dweller of NZ's bush and Lord of the Rings :-) No, I'm not drunk, but after all weekend outside in sunlight and +35C I feel, eeeeeeee, good?

Anyway, nice picture Janice :-)

Hello Janice,
nice closeup shot of mushrooms with great details,your note is intresting and informative,
well done,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-07-07 6:16]

Hi Janice,
Excellent close up.POV,details,exposure,DOF and composition are perfect.Very well caught.
Thanks for posting.

Wonderful. I am happy that winter has not kept you inside. this is a lovely example of what to find imaging in colder months. it works very well and I can feel the seasonal changes..I also hear there are some pretty dramatic lights in the sky according to NASA...but perhaps further S than you. Wouldn't it be WONDERFUL if you could get an image of that!

Hi Janice,
Excellent capture of this mushroom with good POV and composition, sharp details and nice colours.

Sorry!My computer is acting up on me again, this time I think it's got some virus!
Great shot!

Hi Janice,
Well chosen POV, love the comp & BG here mf.
Great use of F/5.6 with precise focus exactly where it must be.
Very good detail, exposure, and color as well.
At shoulder height you say...easy on the knees compared to the usual gound level fungi fun then :)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-08 4:37]

Hello Janice,
This is a great composition showing this white fungus on the tree and against a very attractive background. Details are very sharp and colours beautiful.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-07-08 9:01]

Hello Janice, From where you found this such a super shot. Nice sharp picture and good note too. Ganesh

Kia ora Janice,
This is beautiful, Madame. Focus, POV, colors, sharpness, bg... everything's excellent. I wasn't fully satisfied with Your previous fungus image, but this one's a masterpiece. Real fungi art.
Big congratulations, best regards, László

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-07-09 10:45]

Hello Janice , Fantastic shot from this mushroom , great compositie details sharpnes a beauty bg colours , very good ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

Hi Janice
This is a lovly picture
Love the two mushrooms
Great picture

Hallo Janice
Fungi are not a topic I can relate to easily. I do not know to much on the subject and rather hold my peace than talking a lot of nu-nu. I can however not let this moment go by to say my little for what it is worth. Focus, composition, sharpness and framing of this mushroom is done and presented in a fine manner. The colour and texture are portrayed beautifully and this mushroom actually looks yum-yum. (Although I am not very fond of the edible ones) The tiny one on the side adds some speciality to this posting. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

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