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Taken today at Mere sands, in rufford.

hope you like it, these are the first I have ever seen, C&C's welcome as always.

enjoy the rest of your weekend

Angie x

Camera:Canon EOS350D
Lens:EF-S 18-55 II usm
Title:Dead man's finger's
Username:beaniebabe beaniebabe
Uploaded:16 Sep 2006 - 8:34 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dead mans fingers, Fungi, General, Mere sands, Rufford, Specialist / abstract
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mark2uk
mark2uk  9744 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 8:40 PM

Fantastic detail and colours in the large version. Good use of selective focus.
I have never seen these before.
Mark

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels Plus Member 10399 forum postsC_Daniels vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 8:45 PM

An unusual variety Angie - got your book yet...?

:O)

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 9:12 PM

Hi Angie,these are excellent,love the detail,lighting and exposure,glad you knew what they were.Superb composition.Take care.AnnSmile
I saw some similar,along with other mushrooms but thought they were just burn't.lol.

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kaybee
kaybee  114207 forum posts Scotland25 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 9:14 PM

Have you phoned the cops to tell them you found a body buried in the woods?


I wouldn't have known what the hell they were


Roy

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RoddBC
RoddBC  940 forum posts United States
16 Sep 2006 - 9:22 PM

Lovely colours and composition Angie. Well done.

Rodd

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Blenkinsopp
16 Sep 2006 - 9:25 PM

excellent selective focus and lovely sharp detail

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DolphinLady
16 Sep 2006 - 10:16 PM

Fantastic macro shot Angie.
I've never seen them before, but will keep my eyes open for them from now on.
Well spotted.
HilarySmile

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daviewat
daviewat Plus Member 114109 forum postsdaviewat vcard Scotland
16 Sep 2006 - 10:27 PM

Stunning macro Angie, ah the advantage of hieght Smile)) getting down low, me I just crush all around me when trying this :-((((

Dave

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Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2006 - 10:38 PM

A striking shot.

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tonymarq
tonymarq  9 United States
17 Sep 2006 - 3:38 AM

Angie these are definetly unique and resemle dead fingers up out of the ground! well done and is that what there called?

stay well
tonymarq

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Gecko  925 forum posts Australia
17 Sep 2006 - 5:52 AM

Never seen these before. Fabulous macro. Pam

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Wooly
Wooly  9112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2006 - 8:13 AM

I like the tones and detail in this Angie, excellent exposure.

Alan

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Glynn  91169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2006 - 8:43 AM

Unusuall find Angie and very well captured. Superb closeup.

Glynn

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beaniebabe
17 Sep 2006 - 9:16 AM

Thank you everyone

unless I was told wrong by the ranger yes that is what they are called.

Caleb YES SmileSmile

Roy, oops better call them Wink

Davie...stop picking on me ;o)

again Thanks all

Angie x

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beaniebabe
17 Sep 2006 - 9:19 AM

Details on this species of fungi

Common Name: Dead Mans Fingers

Scientific Name: Xylaria polymorpha, Xylaria sp.

Characteristics: Black elongated growth fruiting from decayed wood although it may look as if they are growing from the ground. If you snap one in half, the flesh inside is white.

Edibility: I wouldn't and doubt you would either.

Time of year: Spring through late Summer

Location: in wooded areas

Angie x

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stevieb  112994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2006 - 11:44 AM

Well done Angie. The leaves are a little distracting for me. 60mm on your shopping list now ?? Smile

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Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
17 Sep 2006 - 12:09 PM

Great DoF angie, lovely shot.
Jason

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ben_stubbens
22 Sep 2006 - 10:43 AM

Lovely shot. I actually think this one works better than your cropped photo from 'tomorrow' lol! V. unusual!
ben

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