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Picture of Red Banded Polypore mushroom (Fomitopsis pinicola) on Norway spruce tree

January 15th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Picture of Red Banded Polypore mushroom (Fomitopsis pinicola) on Norway spruce tree
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera January 1st 2009. Click image for larger view.
Here I have photographed a Red Banded Polypore mushroom (Fomitopsis pinicola) growing on a dead Norway spruce trunk. The colored bands around the mushroom made me stop and take a better look. The bands are really beautiful, aren’t they? Also notice the white snow crystals on top of the mushroom. It was pretty darn cold!

The Red Banded Polypore is a common polypore mushroom in the temperate Northern hemisphere. These kind of mushrooms are often found on rotting lodges and they have a distinctive look.

Check out this photo to see the whole tree that were broken in two. You can also check out my other mushroom pictures here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 1.6 sec (8/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 11-22mm F2.8-3.5
Location: Fjellstrand in Nesodden, Akershus in southeast of Norway

Tags: Fungus · Mushroom · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bengt // Jan 15, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Thomas: I also am photographing similiar mushrooms. Trying to get to know my new FL-50R flash….

    Its a challenge and i got much to learn about using flash

  • 2 earthtoholly // Jan 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    What beautiful color. Not the usual ‘shroom! :o)

  • 3 Ivar // Jan 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Nice colorful picture of a mushroom, as you say very nice band of colors.

  • 4 Jadielady // Jan 16, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Beautiful! Its like a rainbow!

  • 5 roentarre // Jan 16, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The texture is simply gorgeous. I have tried to photograph mushrooms in the forests. Not so easy as the light is always weak. The contrast is low. The image usually lacks lustre. 🙂

  • 6 Tiziano // Jan 17, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Ciao! What a incredible mushroom, the red band is really beautiful!

  • 7 Ann Tracy // Jan 17, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful photo… I’ve never heard of those kinds of mushrooms… but then again, I’m not a mushroom-er

  • 8 Stuart // Jan 18, 2009 at 2:26 am

    That is stunning, I have never seen a mushroom with any other colour than brown in it.

    It must have been chilly at the time but the icicles on the top just give it more character.

  • 9 Craig Wilson // Jan 19, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Really love the details and colours! Unique close up shot.

  • 10 Charlie // Jan 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Amazing Photo!!!

    Caught a fantastic shot there with the ice on top.

    All shimmery.

    Great colour as well.