35°39’8.98"N 83°34’27.05"W, el. 675 m. The program that I used to use to resize images for the web, called GraphicConverter, certainly did intensify colors somewhat, especially reds. It made some of my Rhus photos redder than Santa Claus. I now use Adobe Lightroom to manipulate images, and it is far more sophisticated and professional about such things. Photo 31953 had its colors enhanced by GraphicConverter as a side effect of creating a resized photo “for the web.” Photos 31984-7 are straight out of the camera and have not been changed by any software. Number 31987 is the original for 31953, The focus is not so great on these photos (I had had the camera for only 6 weeks at that point), but the colors are just what the camera recorded. I am using a Canon EOS 40D.

Now that it is available, I am choosing the original photo 31987 as the principal representative for this collection.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:25 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Little River Trail, Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee, USA’ to ‘Little River Trail, Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA’

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For sure Stereum
By: J. Williams (jwilliams)
2008-12-13 15:25:30 CST (-0500)

Although i do agree that it is Stereum, they seem a little too small for ostrea.
I could be wrong though, just seemed closer to complicatum than ostrea.

More like rusty brown then..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-12-13 05:29:39 CST (-0500)

I’d guess Stereum ostrea for this and others with about the same colours and shape (narrow base, strongly zonate, not hairy and without resupinate parts). Aging with more grey and green colours on the caps – and it prefers oak.

Is it true?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-12-13 04:34:09 CST (-0500)

This gorgeous red colour? Anyway, it’s some kind of Stereum.