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Trametes hirsuta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 February 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Again a mushroom. This species can be found from january till december on dead wood of deciduous trees especially on fallen beech trunks - exactly where i found it today. While making the determination of the species, the rough hairs covering the whole surface and sides of the cap took my attention. Determination became easy: "Trametes hirsuta".
Trametes means "one who is thin"; hirsuta means "hairy with rather coarse, erect or ascending hairs."
Rather then making a picture of the whole mushroom, i chose to make a detailed macro to see the typical features of this species. The pores (the little holes at the right of the picture - lighting up because of the sun coming from behind) are 2 - 4 per mm and contain the spores.
Hight of the picture is about 1.2 cm (no crop !) so this is really a macro (about 2:1) It took me about 30 minutes to get it right .
Hope u like it !

Image: Wijnegem (Be) - 03/02/2010

Canon EOS 400D 16/5 second F/32.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Fantastische details in deze macro ! Mooi vastgelegd :)

4 Feb 2010 6:23pm

@Tamara: Bedankt voor je bezoek en je compliment.

Canon EOS 400D
16/5 second
ISO 200
300 mm