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Gloeophyllum Sepiarium

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Decomposing the deadwood of conifers across North America, Gloeophyllum Sepiarium is fairly easily recognized. When fresh and very young its cap is more or less orange, but as it matures brown colors replace the orange from the center outwards. The underside of this polypore features gills--which is a bit odd, since polypores have pores rather than gills.

Photo captured October 24, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 360 63 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice detail

18 Mar 2013 8:11am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of the beauty of nature with fascinating shapes and marvelous colour combinations. Beautifully seen !

18 Mar 2013 10:22am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful textures and lovely colors! well done.

18 Mar 2013 10:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A beautiful graphic with this aging effect.

18 Mar 2013 10:33am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, really cool information to go with this shot, Steven. I just love the patterns with the fungus. Great eye, Steven!

18 Mar 2013 10:33am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Detailed shot! Nice textures!

18 Mar 2013 4:43pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I used to love walking in the woods just to see this scene you have captured beautifully !
Wonderful design is featured in your photo !~

18 Mar 2013 5:14pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


18 Mar 2013 5:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

A beautiful work of art by Mother Nature. Nice find.

18 Mar 2013 6:21pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what an attractive looking fungus, and one that plays its important part in the cycle of life and death ...

18 Mar 2013 6:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of these conks.

18 Mar 2013 6:48pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid image of these mushrooms specialized in attacking such a hard substance as the lignin. Very beautiful light and colors.

18 Mar 2013 7:36pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the detail, well done

18 Mar 2013 7:41pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Mushrooms are fascinating with all the different varieties of shapes and colors. I've seen these ones in the park at Pelee.... they grow quite large too. A lovely composition Steven.... and a fantastic display of these Gloeophyllum Sepiariums. Excellent!

18 Mar 2013 8:34pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Now that is interesting ! I love seeing how the detail of the brown comes out. It makes it somewhat abstract, I like this a lot !

18 Mar 2013 11:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful detail

18 Mar 2013 11:49pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Interesting shapes, texture and colors. Like It!

19 Mar 2013 1:30am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image. The colors and textures are just beautiful! What a great find! Interesting information.

19 Mar 2013 1:53am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

I see it all the time but never knew the name. Thanks for the education.

19 Mar 2013 4:59am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant champignon boisé

19 Mar 2013 8:13am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

You found a very photogenic grouping !

19 Mar 2013 8:47pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbement composé. Magnifique oeuvre d'art de la nature.

19 Mar 2013 8:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gute Detailaufnahme.

20 Mar 2013 9:44am