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The Fungi world (110) : Candlesnuff fungus by Mark Billiau.

The Fungi world (110) : Candlesnuff fungus


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10.12.2010 at 8:00h
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To my regret, the high season of the fungi is over, but now that the snow has melted momentarily, I still found a few species in the forest that survived surprisingly well the recently snow and cold wave.

Here’s the first one : a few Candlesnuff fungi. It’s a very small but conspicuous species with a branched antler like form.

Can be found all year round, but most commonly in autumn.
The specimens in the shot are only 0,5cm high !

Dutch name : Geweizwam
German name : Geweihförmige Holzkeule
Latin name : Xylaria hypoxylon


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Gisèle W., 10.12.2010 at 8:05h

Hi Mark,
Prachtige foto !!! Perfecte kominatie met licht, kontrast en scherpte. Fantastisch !!!
Groetjes en goed weekend

Heinz Janovsky, 10.12.2010 at 8:26h

Sehr schön die winzigen Pilze festgehalten.
Gruß Heinz

Anca Silvia B., 10.12.2010 at 8:34h

Geweihförmige Holzkeule!!!!
schoenes Bild,lieber Mark,lg anca

Sylvia Schulz, 10.12.2010 at 8:36h

habe ich noch nie gesehen, aber wenn Peter schreibt die sind so winzig, kein Wunder..., eine hervorragende Aufnahme,
es grüßt Sylvia

Gruber Fred, 10.12.2010 at 8:37h

Solche Pilzaufnahmen bei uns zu machen ist zur Zeit unmöglich,30cm Neuschnee.Da muss man sich mit dem Archiv vergnügen.Sehr schöne warme Farbtöne.Im vorderen Bereich fehlt mir die Schärfe Mark,dass sollte bei Pilzaufnahmen so sein.
LG Fred

BRYAN CRUTE, 10.12.2010 at 8:45h

Amazing looking fungi, like dead mans fingers coming out of that vivid green foliage.
Superb exposure and details Mark


vjdj, 10.12.2010 at 8:53h

Indeed amazing looking fungi...A beautiful picture!!! Greetings, vj

Susanne47, 10.12.2010 at 9:01h

Wunderschönes Makro in tollen Farben, Grüessli Susanne

s. sabine krause, 10.12.2010 at 9:33h

very primeval and bizarre looking, as it seems to be made of bone or horn tissue! if i were the scientist who discovered it (yeah right, keep on dreamin' ; )), i would have called it the "dinosaur tooth"! great capture and an eye-opener for me who's never once seen this kind of fungus before! lg, sabine.

Andrea Sagawe, 10.12.2010 at 10:09h

never would have thought this was a fungus...!
Excellent shot!


Helen Men, 10.12.2010 at 10:17h

Perfect job!!!!

Fritz Eichmann, 10.12.2010 at 11:38h

lg. fritz

Alfredo Yanez, 10.12.2010 at 11:51h

Saludos buena luz!

Werner R. Albert, 10.12.2010 at 13:12h

My first thought, when I saw this, was antlers.
It is amazing what shape fungi can have.
Well seen and captured.
best wishes

Christine Ge., 10.12.2010 at 15:30h

Eine sehr schöne Mini-Welt stellst Du hier vor. Diese Pilzart kenne ich garnicht. Wie immer hast Du eine qualitätvolle Arbeit geliefert.
Gruß Tina

Ryszard Basta, 10.12.2010 at 16:29h

kojarzy mi sie z suszona
b.udane Mackro

Bergjäger, 10.12.2010 at 16:30h

Wieder eine fantastische Arbeit!!!
LG Bergjäger

j.a.j.jansen m., 10.12.2010 at 18:01h


Angelika Ritter, 10.12.2010 at 18:29h

i must laugh about the german description.
well captured.
great like your full series about all this fungis.
lg angie

Leo_nid, 10.12.2010 at 18:45h

Cute little monsters

Vera Shulga, 10.12.2010 at 19:19h

Awesome fungi! Beautiful image!

Angelika El., 10.12.2010 at 20:04h

GAnz eigenartige GEbilde zeigst Du hier!!! GAnz feine Schärfe liegt auf den Pilzen und der Farbkontrast zum Moos gefällt mir ausgezeichnet!


Vitória Castelo Santos, 10.12.2010 at 20:56h

Tolle Dokumentation - klasse!
lg Vitoria

Josef Kainz, 10.12.2010 at 22:16h

Sehr schön ein gutes Foto
VG Josef

Canan Oner, 10.12.2010 at 23:22h

This is very different than fungi I know:-)) They look amazing..
Perfect image as usual Mark..
have a nice weekend,

carinart, 11.12.2010 at 9:01h

Deine letzte Entdeckung und Aufnahme sind toll! Jetzt musst du auf andere Beutejagd gehen ...
L.G. Karin

Astrid Buschmann, 11.12.2010 at 10:01h

Sehr schönes Bild von diesen winzlingen, sie sind wunderschöne und ulkige kleine Pilze.
LG Astrid

Dirk Leismann, 11.12.2010 at 18:34h

Great shot,Mark. It doesn't even look like a funghi.


Maria João Arcanjo, 11.12.2010 at 23:02h

Almost an abstract. Excellent image in great quality.

TeresaM, 12.12.2010 at 10:40h

MAGNIFIQUE macro, Mark !
Bravo immense pour cette prise de vue et cette photo.
Merci pour tes explications.

Deryck, 12.12.2010 at 11:17h

I have never seen a fungi like this. A very beautiful and interesting shot
Thanks for the info

Mauro Stradotto, 12.12.2010 at 11:58h

Come sempre, un ottimo documento naturalistico!!!!!!!!
Felice domenica di avvento,
un abbraccio,

CsomorLászló, 12.12.2010 at 18:07h

Come on... this one a very special mushroom, very well presented!

Annick, 12.12.2010 at 20:46h

Tu photographies un monde étrange Mark ! Félicitations pour cette photo surprenante !

Silvia Simonato., 13.12.2010 at 15:24h

Es una toma muy sensible, me encanta!!!
Saludos Silvia

de ceulaer, 16.12.2010 at 11:47h

fantastic shot for those small fungi (the first time i saw them) and the green touch gives a touch of measurement

Guglielmo Rispoli, 17.12.2010 at 22:11h

e ben fatta
bravo Mark

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