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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Laowa 7.5mm Reversed on m4/3: Arcyria sp

With a FOV 4mm wide and a working distance of ca 12mm, this is far from easy to use for macro. It is far from versatile, as that is its widest FOV, Getting lighting on the subject is problematic, as hand and/or camera or lens tend to block the light from flash guns.

Anyway, these images of the spore sacs of a slime mould were shot at f16, processing including removal of diffraction blur. Triple TTL flash was used. In different circumstances it may be possible to provide lighting which is more pleasing.

I would like to have had the expanded stage in a shallower grouping but it was not available.

Even at f16 (f32 with crop factor), the DOF is not as I would like.

The stereo is crosseye.

Such application of the lens could be useful in some circumstances.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Canna Heinrich Seidel

This is one of the shorter varieties, the flower appearing at about waist height.

The stereos are crosseye.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Cosmos Through Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm (Red MC)

I spotted the recommendation * for this version of this lens and bought a copy. "Red MC" means that the multicoating is indicated by "MC" in red letters on the front of the lens barrel. My version has an M42 mount, so I can use it on any camera via an adapter.

At first I thought I had bought a dud. However, I had not fully compensated for the frequent air movement. This is the only shot from two sessions which dispelled my doubts. This is at closest focus, uncropped at f8. On m4/3 the FOV is ca 95mm wide at this setting.

* http://extreme-macro.co.uk/

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Something to keep Harold busy... Most of them are very, very small, I just don't know what they are!







Having a meal.



Black slime mould!





Yellow Stagshorn Calocera Viscosa

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

The above were from a local wood, this one from the garden.

Not much head room.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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The brownish parachute looks like one of the Omphalina group, possibly Rekenella.

The white ones have webbing which may indicate Cortinarius, where white is unusual.

The one with the floccose sphaerocysts may be Cystolepiota hetieri. If so, it is poisonous.

The shiny black spheres are slime mould spore capsules. What bothers me is that they are black and shiny when still small. A likely species is Badhamia microspora.

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The brownish parachute looks like one of the Omphalina group, possibly Rekenella.

The white ones have webbing which may indicate Cortinarius, where white is unusual.

The one with the floccose sphaerocysts may be Cystolepiota hetieri. If so, it is poisonous.

The shiny black spheres are slime mould spore capsules. What bothers me is that they are black and shiny when still small. A likely species is Badhamia microspora.

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The shiny black spheres are slime mould spore capsules. What bothers me is that they are black and shiny when still small. A likely species is Badhamia microspora.

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Were they on dead stems of nettles in late winter or early spring?

I now beleive that they are an Ascomycete fungus, Leptosphaeria acuta.

It is said that it is always present in a colony of nettles.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I took them all on the same day I posted them up! They were on a large dead,wet and decaying log in the shade. Each sphere was about 1mm in diameter. There were some exploded ones on read stalks, when I looked closer at a wider view.
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It's a heavy crop but this is part of the view.

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It's a heavy crop but this is part of the view.

The ones are stalks are definitely slime mould, Hemitrichia or something related. I still think the others are ascomycete fungi, probably something related to the species I suggested.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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

Nectriopsis sporangiicola

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