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Lattice fungi

Lattice fungi
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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: 2010-06-15
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 18-50 f3.5-5.6 DC, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): My Trips to New Zealand, JlinaresP's Uncommons [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-15 2:03
Viewed: 6413
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Just back from a short trip to the north Island of New Zealand. It was mid winter and more a sight seeing trip than anything else, but I did manage a few nature shots.

I don’t usually dedicate photos for anyone, but this is for our fungi friend Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon Manyer), a great contributor to TrekNature with his Hungarian landscapes and fungi.

Next to one of the steaming mud pools that Rotorua is famous for, I found this lattice fungi (Ileodictyon cibarium). You can see the olivaceous spore mass lining the inner surface of the white basket. The fungi was about 150mm high. I tried to remove the bark in the foreground, but it was stuck to the fungi so I left as is. First time I have encountered this species.

Dis. Ac., Argus, jlinaresp, Noisette, albert, extramundi, anel, Hormon_Manyer, Michau has marked this note useful
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-15 2:14]

Hi Chris
Waw...what a interesting fungi!I never see one like this!
Great forms and texture.
Congratulation for this great post!

Hi Chris,

what a great shot from this rare fungi.
Good pov, sharpness and fine colours.
I start in autumn with fungi's.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-15 3:36]

Hello Chris,
A fine capture of this NZ species of fungus taken with excellent sharpness, use of flash and good contrast with the rotting wood substrate.
A remarkable species well portrayed!
Thanks and cheers,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-15 4:00]

Hello Chris,
this is a big surprise for me. Such a unique and this fungi never cross my mind. Excellent view for this one is so new to me.
thanks for sharing this image in splendid light and sharpness.


hello chris
super shot of this beautiful fungi
great details and good light
greeting lou

Ciao Chris, great macro of beautiful strange fungi, I never see before, thanks, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris,
I saw this photo today and I think this is a very strange mushroom! The shot is very good and I think that is true to the conditions where such organizmos inhabit. Laszlo believe that going to find this photo, very nice!.

This picture has reminded me of a fungus that I photographed a few months ago in a rainforest in our north-central mountains. Actually I'm not very good taking pictures of mushrooms, but I decided to give it to you IN WORKSHOP FOR CHRIS FRIEND, as recognition of your good work and excellent contributions TN.

Hope you like, and also hope that Laszlo can see it, perhaps some of you know the ID! ... :)

Greetings and my repeated thanks for the support and collaboration.

Regards, Jesús

Hello Chris
What a strange fungi, i like it's shape very much but also his white color who contrasted so well against the dark BG
great sharpness and beautiful natural surroundings
Have a good night

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-15 16:05]

Hi Chris,this is very very strange! And what a beautiful pic,the sharpness is at the top and the perfect choice of point of view is the best way to discover this very very incredible specie.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

amazing fongues, TFS Ori

Interesting little mushroom, well presented


Hi, Chris,
Amazing and very interesting making information.
Congratulations, Ferran

Hello Chris
Thanks for sharing this picture of strange fungi with us
Never seen it before
A great photo by the way!
Best regards

It is much bigger than it looks at fist sight.
I would love to have the opportunity of documenting one of these, they are on my wish list.
Thanks very much for sharing.
Best regards from Felipe & Cris.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-18 4:30]

hello Chris,
The world of fungis is really special..and this one has an amazing tridimesional shape. Excellent sharpness and natural colors. An original posting, indeed.
Kind regards

Hi Chris,

Thank You very much for Your nice dedication MF. Photographically simple yet nice image, great exposure and usage of flash. I also see this species for the 1st time in my life, and I'm sure this is its debut on TN. Bravo Chris.

About Jesús' WS: the fungus he photographed most probably belongs to Colus or Pseudocolus genera from the same Phallaceae family as Ileodictyon genus does, very suggestive also.

Friendly regards, László

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