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DIY Sepia Mushroom

We found some mushrooms forming crowded clumps underneath very mature Horse-chestnut (Conker) trees. I took this shot to capture detail, for possible identification.

I rather like the overall tone. That the mushrooms were senescing and a bit dehydrated helped the effect. The image has been cropped slightly. The colour is natural.

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Mould on a Mould

This colony was growing on the cut end of a log in a local woodland. The primary species in a Slime Mould, Stemonitis sp. Its spore capsules are produced on these long, wire-like stems. The brown, spore-bearing parts seem to have been shrivelled, perhaps by some effect of the presence of its parasite. The white areas are a fungal mould.

The strange background in the inside of my camera bag.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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The white areas are a fungal mould.
For the record, the mould has been identified as:;

Nectriopsis sporangiicola

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Sunflower head, about 12" diameter

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Sunflower head, about 12" diameter
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Nice. I've started getting stuck into focus stacking as well, now that I have a camera that can bracket automatically.

The berry of Herb Paris - not quite as prolific a seed producer as the Sunflower

Herb Paris by John Dalrymple, on Flickr
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Sunflower head, about 12" diameter.
I make that a foot not a head!

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A waterlily.
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I've always had a passion for water lilies but have never grown them.

A lovely image of a rather delicately-coloured one.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Daedaleopsis confragosa the Blushing Bracket

This is one of the bracket fungi with rather linear pores, through which the spores are shed. Rubbing or scratching the pores produces a pink or red colour, whence the common name. This one was found a few days ago, in a woodland, mainly of sweet chestnut trees.

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The cap shot is slightly clipped but it was the sharpest one.

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The underside deserves a closed up of the pores.
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Possibly, but I don't think it would show any more of interest.

I minimise my changing of lenses, as the environment is optimum for getting dirt onto the sensor.

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Mushroom with Split Personality?

One cap but 2/3 stems?

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Dead Manís Fingers with Conidia

This was my first sighting of the fungus at this stage. Last season, someone on our local Fungus Group foray said they had been photographing it but I was unable to locate it. These images are of a single colony on a rotting (3 years) Sycamore log in a pile in our garden.

Xylaria polymorpha is an Ascomycete. The black surface is comprised of perithecia, inside which are asci, which contain the sexual ascospores. The white layer is of asexual conidia.

It is not impossible that this is a white mould but the appearance is about right. I have searched for images of this and have found some of fruiting bodies completely covered in the white layer, others with just the rounded tip white and others with just a small part of the base with it. I have found no example of the distribution as in my images.

This is supposed to happen early in the season and this was at the end of August, which is early, in terms of the fungus season, which peaks in the autumn.

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Eyelash fungus Scutellinium umbrarum

This is larger and paler, and has shorter "eyelashes" than the red Common Eyelash fungus S. scutellatum, I was growing on rotten wood.

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Possibly, but I don't think it would show any more of interest.

I minimise my changing of lenses, as the environment is optimum for getting dirt onto the sensor.

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I was thinking more of an abstract than a field guide type of image.
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