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Beech strawberries

Beech strawberries
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Copyright: Neil Rawlins (Antipodean) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (150)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-18
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-21 23:34
Viewed: 3317
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Beech strawberries - Cyttaria gunnii - a parasitic fungi that cause woody galls on the branches of southern beech trees in New Zealand. Overtime the galls can encircle the branch cutting off the flow of sap consequently killing the branch. The first sign of beech strawberries are fallen yellow strawberry-looking fungi on the forest floor. These have shed their spores & have dropped from high up on the tree. Clusters of spores, as in my photo, can easily be missed.

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Very interesting and strange fungi Neil! Nice photo with wonderful lighting and good sharpness. Interesting note too!

Hello Neil,
Nice capture with good details my friend.
Thanks and my regards,

Hi Neil,
Beautiful fungi what you captured in a very interesting way. Great light management and razor sharp details. Congratulations for the nice shot. On the other side, I find the watermark pointless and too big (= a little destructing).
Have a great festive season, best regards, László

Humm..wonder if squirrels eat them!! :0) First time viewing these..wow..great presentation TFS!

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