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Lycoperdon perlatum - detail #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 19 November 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Lycoperdon perlatum (Parelstuifzwam (BE) / Common puffball (EN) / Flaschenstäubling (DE) / Vesse-de-loup perlée (FR)) is a fungus in the Agaricaceae family.
I posted 2 more images of this puffball before. (see here)
The initially pure white 'gems' or 'studs' blacken on age, revealing some great textures.

Image: Wijnegem (BE) - 08/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

One would not know this was a fungus. What stage is this in regard to the release of spores?

20 Nov 2010 12:03am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

wonderful textures, it looks as if it is breathing :)

20 Nov 2010 7:34am

Canon EOS 400D
1/10 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

fungi
basidiomycota
agaricomycetes
agaricales
agaricaceae
lycoperdon
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