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Trametes versicolor

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 8 December 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Trametes versicolor (NL: Gewoon elfenbankje / EN: Turkey Tail, Manyzoned Polypore / DE: Schmetterlingstramete, Bunte Tramete, Schmetterlingsporling / FR: Polypore versicolore ) is an extremely common polypore mushroom which can be found throughout the world. The species is saprobic on the deadwood of hardwoods, or rarely on the wood of conifers. It is growing in dense, overlapping clusters or rosettes on logs and stumps. Caps are up to 10 cm across; only a few mm thick; flexible when fresh; circular, semicircular, bracket-shaped, or kidney-shaped; often fused with other caps; densely hairy or velvety, often with alternating zones of texture; with concentric zones of white, brown, cinnamon, and reddish brown (but highly variable in color and sometimes with other shades, including blue, green, and orange).

Image: Saint-Hubert (B) - 24/09/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/8 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Baldwin J. from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful shot!

8 Dec 2011 3:27pm

@Baldwin J.: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Baldwin.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Einfach nur schön !

8 Dec 2011 4:41pm

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

very nice. this would work great in a square format

8 Dec 2011 11:54pm

@john4jack: After your comment, I tried making a square cut out of this image. I could not find a satisfactory result but I appreciate your thinking. Have a nice day, Jack !

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Ze zijn zo gewoon, maar zoooo mooi als je ze goed bekijkt.
Een hele mooie foto qua kleur en compositie.
Ik zat zo eens door jouw foto's te bladeren...24-9-2011 is wel een heel productief dagje geweest! zoveel mooie paddestoelen op één dag dat zou ik ook wel eens mee willen maken:-)

9 Dec 2011 6:27pm

@Lia: De dag nadien was minstens zo productief ... :-) Ik had dat weekend speciaal uitgetrokken om eens naar onze Belgische Ardennen te rijden met de bedoeling paddenstoelen te fotograferen. Het weer zat ontzettend goed mee en het paddenstoelenseizoen was vol op gang - dus de "oogst" was meer dan behoorlijk... Volgend seizoen er een keertje mee op uit trekken... :-) Groetjes !

Canon EOS 400D
1/8 second
ISO 100
150 mm