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Fungi from Arnold River

Fungi from Arnold River
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Trips to New Zealand [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-28 4:08
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my friends. Today I thought I’d go back to the beautiful fungi I shot in Arnold River Reserve with Steve ( LordPotty ) in April.
My Hungarian friend Lazslo (Hermann Maier) has provided many kind critiques on my previous NZ fungi shots and so I dedicate this collage to him and his fine collection of Hungarian fungi.

The big blue one is of course the famous Blue Entoloma (Entoloma hochstetteri) which I have posted previously (here), but couldn’t resist another post of what I think is the most beautiful fungi in the world, this time looking up into the gills. See the link for notes on this species and ID references.

Text below was corrected on 29/4/08 thanks to (Clive).

The top left one is a green waxgill (Gliophorus graminicolor) – Thanks to (Clive). This species grows on the forest floor in autumn and is found in moist forests and rainforests. It also occurs in south-eastern Australian rainforests. The cap (pileus) is 30mm diameter and the stem (stipe) is up to 50mm in length.

The bottom left is a yellow waxgill. Originally I thought it was (Hygrocybe cerinolutea), but it turns out to be the yellow/orange form of (Hygrocybe firm). Once again I am indebted to (Clive) for correcting my error. This species also comes in a bright red form that I posted previously and restricted to the moist forests of New Zealand. It too grows on the forest floor in autumn. The pileus is 30mm and the stipe up to 40mm.

Hope you enjoy this selection. They were all captured with the Cannon S2 using a mini-tripod and natural light

montivipera, Hormon_Manyer, juanit, PaulGana, Dis. Ac., uleko, aes_thor, mariki, albert, LordPotty, Mamagolo2 has marked this note useful
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To fungiman: G. gramnicolor ? .... I beg to differLordPotty 1 06-11 05:23
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Hi Chris
Nice presentation of this colorful fungi's

Nice captures, TFS.

Hi Chris,

1st of all thank You very much for this kind gesture. Do I really deserve it? :) Secondly: beautiful collage, all photos are top notch with wonderful everything (colors, sharpness, POV etc.). Simply masterworks - or a masterwork, if we see the collage in one. Bravo.
Also big thanx (beside dedication and sharing) for this lesson about the fungi of the 5th continent. TN is a fantastic possibility to see fungi which don't grow here in Europe, on professional photos.

Let me show You the homepage of our fungi club, with lots of photos about the fungi we, members found here (some pics are mine).

Best regards from Your Hungarian friend, László

Hello Chris

Wonderful collage of these beautiful and colourful fungi.Great detail and sharpness.I like your POV.

Best wishes

Anita & Mike

I think the lower left and the right photo are the better of the three, they stand out more and are photographed from a lower angle. I especially like the colros on the right one

Hello Chris,

nice collection of fungi's.
I think i have not one of these specie seen before.
Good coloured pictures.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-05-28 10:06]

Hello Chris,
Excellent presentation of these beautiful fungi! The blue one is really terrific, it must really stand out as you spot it on the forest floor. All three are excellent and very interesting captures! Well done!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Chris,
Great collage, You show how beautifull the world of Fungi is.
Greetz form Poland

Hello Chris,

Very good pictures of these colourful fungi. You have so many colourful species of fungi in New Zeland. I guess they are not all eatable. Excellent sharpness ang great colours.

Hi Chris,
I have always been impressed with how well you have named our native species but you have let me down this time :) Gliophorus viridis and Hygrocybe stevensoniae are the same species with G. viridis been the currently accepted name. I think the one you had in mind is G. graminicolor These two green fungi need a microscope to tell a part although I suspect yours might be G. graminicolor.

The yellow one on the other hand looks like it has orange adnexed gills witch makes in not Hygrocybe cerinolutea. I feel it likely to be the yellow form of H. firma. This is the common form that I find in Auckland it starts life orange and as it matures it goes yellow with only the gill retaining any of the orange colour. The firma group are really a species complex that needs a lot more work to separate out some odd fungi like the bright red one you have previous posted which is also called H. firma.

Other wise nice photos with good colours

Hello Chris
Three interesting fungis well presented by your collage
Stunning photos too
Well done

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-05-29 9:36]

Hello Chris,
All three fungi are beautiful in this collage, depicted sharply and from excellent POV's and the colours match very well together too. I don't suppose any of them are edible but they are a feast for sore eyes!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-05-29 14:05]

Hi Chris,
a lovely collage of three beautiful mushrooms!
My favourite is the electric blue on.
Very good POV in each shot and they're all expertly composed.
Great lighting and colours.
Superb sharpness.

Well done,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-29 20:24]

Hello Chris

A lovely montage of the many colourful fungi you have there.
I really like the looks of that blue one.
Well composed and presented.


Hi Chris,
Haven't been online for a while so I missed this.
Anyway,its a great collection of fungi.
I see Clive has some different ideas about the IDs of a couple of them.
They keep changing the names ... the book I have is about two years old.
I was sure I had those two right too.
Anyhow ... great collage.

Hi there Chris,
WOW, what stunning colors. I'm a florist so I can really appreciate these fungi. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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