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Common Stinkhorn

Common Stinkhorn
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC HX300
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-10-07 7:16
Viewed: 1361
Points: 12
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You find them easily by their strong odor!
This young one can be eaten if you like the smell!!

Phallus impudicus, known colloquially as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature, the latter feature giving rise to several names in 17th-century England. It is a common mushroom in Europe and western North America, where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. The fruiting structure is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. Known as the gleba, this material contains the spores, and is transported by insects which are attracted by the odor—described as resembling carrion. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and immature mushrooms are consumed in parts of France and Germany.

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Very realistic without any software flavours added.
Well balanced colours.
Sharp and well focused.
Greetings from Mario in Canada.

Ciao Pierre, lovely autumnal composition, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-10-07 8:09]

Salut Pierre,tu as bien capturee' cette espece celebre pour son parfum..ehehe..pas facile avoir des detail si excellents dans cette position et lumiere,excellent travail et post tres interessant.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-10-07 12:55]

Hello Pierre,
Sorry, I don't think I ever eat this. The name says enough.
Beautiful photo in natural colours and good sharpness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-10-07 18:43]

Hello Pierre,
I must admit I have never seen a stinkhorn at this early stage of growth. It reminds me of an unhatched egg that has fallen from the nest and partially broken open.
Nicely focused while showing it's soft and slimy inner texture. I like the low POV you chose and the natural colors.

Hello Pierre,
An excellent image with natural colors and details. A very interesting macro image.

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