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Swimming Fungi (28)
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Hello,

First of all apologies to those I still didn't write back - one day's so short! But I don't forget it, I promise, even if I'm a bit in delay.

Now, when the Football World Cup is over, it's time to return to our "normal" lifestyle, so I return to my beloved fungi also. This time I'd like to show You Lentinus tigrinus, a species very common in Hungary in softwood forests near the rivers. Typical lowland species - I only found it once in the low montaneous area where I live. Mostly growing on willow (Salix spp.) or poplar (Populus spp.), usually in big clusters, rarely alone. Also on stubs almost covered by the swamp. Edible when young (only the caps, not the stem), but I never tried it yet.

Photo was taken in spring 2009, near Sárospatak city, in the swamp of Bodrog river (nomen est omen: the city name means "muddy water" in English), on a trip with my class-mates from the fungi course. Due to the fungi were deeply in the swamp, I had to use 12x optical zoom (420 mm equiv.). On the workshop You can see the whole scene, without zooming. PP: moderate cropping, slight sharpening, noise reduction, framing, signing, re-sizing.

I hope You'll like these swimming fungi, thx for Your comments.

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Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
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Edited by:Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)

The whole scene, without zooming.