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Forum: Foto Fair 15 Hours Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Ganoderma australe the Southern Bracket Fungus

It was on a Silver Birch tree at Heath Lake Nature Reserve.

https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/ganoderma-australe.php

The stereos are crosseye....
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
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Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Massed Colony of Lasiosphaeria ovinum

It is only recently that I became aware of this distinctive but tiny fungus species. It lives on dead wood, where I first found it in our garden. I have seen...
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: W10 Update Slowed PS CS6 Launch

Thanks, Andy.

I agree with the fresh restart when the start-up is taking a long time. It works every time.

Harold
Forum: Software 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Harold Gough
W10 Update Slowed PS CS6 Launch

A few days ago there was a Windows 10 update. Among the things it sorted was the recent tendency for "Shutdown" to default to "Switch user".

I thought it more than coincidence that, after the...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 2,823
Views: 1,920,790
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Very nice image. A male of course.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Cranefly, looks like a Limonia species.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
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Views: 1,920,790
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Mating Hoverflies Sphaerophoria interrupta

I shot this set in may but before I could post them someone else uploaded similar images so I put them aside.

These two, still together, kept moving...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 996
Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Fomitopsis betulina Birch Polypore: 2 Generations

The white brackets are a familiar sight on elderly standing or fallen Silver Birch trees. Less often seen are the new fruiting bodies, which start...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By Harold Gough
I Found Gold in the Woods!

I was on my first visit to Padworth Common Nature Reserve, half an hour from home. It is a mainly deciduous woodland, with lots of deep leaf litter and rotten, fallen wood. Even so, I found only...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Common Darters.

Nice image and video.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Holly Speckle Trochila ilicina on Dead Holly Leaves

We have a mature Holly tree in our garden and there are dead leaves beneath it, accumulated over many years. I was searching for possible fungi...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Damselflies attracted to our pond

Discomfort can be a major feature of macro, cold wet knees being one option. :)

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Damselflies attracted to our pond

They are the Large Red. The close-up is a female.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Hot One: Alpha

The first image reminds me of a gas torch flame. This is Hildewintera hybrid "Alpha".

The images were shot on two consecutive days.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1,...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 127
Posted By Harold Gough
Nectria coccinea and Its Immature Form

Three weeks ago, we visited, at my request, Pamber Forest (half an hour from home) for a fungus survey. My wife and I, often accompanied by enthusiast friends, used to collect mushrooms there and...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 661
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: An expensive “Hobby”

That's not a hobby, it's a religion.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Views: 1,920,790
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Return of Toadflax Brocade 2

Here are shots of a larva a week later.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, hand-held.

Harold

...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By Harold Gough
Clavariadelphus pistillaris the Giant Club Fungus

These images are from 24 August 2017, a Warburg Nature Reserve. They should have been uploaded in 2017.

These were under trees, to the right of the path as I walked from the car park and towards...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

No, only insects. They will land and rest on any solid surface.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Peter,

Peter,

I have not seen an abundance, here in the central south. This year, I have seen what I would have called normal numbers many years ago. Two or three years ago, they were really...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2,823
Views: 1,920,790
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Return of the Toadflax Brocade 1

On 27 June I found these. This is at least the fourth year that the larvae have been seen in our garden. They always appear on Purple Toadflax but each year in a...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Yes, Mark.Leiobunum rotundum female. Probably the most common species.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
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Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 257,220
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Tetragnathid

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/87/1466487.jpg

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 996
Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Thanks, Mark.

It didn't work out on the first visit (to photograph this group of lichens). These are from the second.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 996
Views: 253,391
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Ramalina subfarinacea a Lichen Common on Living Trees

These colonies are something like 30mm across. They are awkward to photograph, due to the various heights above the ground and having to...
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