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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Lovely colour. I suspect the Elmarit helped with that.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Having posted the provincial flower of Saskatchewan here's the provincial flower of Ontario, a group of White Trilliums.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Cauliflower Slime Mould Enteridium lycoperdon:

We didn't find very many fungi in a local wood after a long dry period but we did find this stage of the slime mould where it becomes a smooth, dome structure prior to releasing cocoa-coloured spores.These (first image)were about the size of the palm of my hand.

EM-1, Kiron 105mm, twin flash, hand-held.

The first two images are from the same species in my garden in 2012 and show the stage just before the domed one.

E-P2, Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit 60mm macro, f11, ISO 200, tripod, time delay. Metering was either off a green leaf and locked or by compensation of +1.7. The brilliant whiteness made focusing exceptionally difficult.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Cauliflower Slime Mould Enteridium lycoperdon:

We didn't find very many fungi in a local wood after a long dry period but we did find this stage of the slime mould where it becomes a smooth, dome structure prior to releasing cocoa-coloured spores.These (first image)were about the size of the palm of my hand.

EM-1, Kiron 105mm, twin flash, hand-held.

The first two images are from the same species in my garden in 2012 and show the stage just before the domed one.

E-P2, Leitz Wetzlar Elmarit 60mm macro, f11, ISO 200, tripod, time delay. Metering was either off a green leaf and locked or by compensation of +1.7. The brilliant whiteness made focusing exceptionally difficult.

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So glad we have added some fungi too. It looks a lot like its name, and this second one has the colour and the texture.

Is it rare? I have no memory of seeing it, although on a friday night in city centres you get similar..
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So glad we have added some fungi too. It looks a lot like its name, and this second one has the colour and the texture.

Is it rare? I have no memory of seeing it, although on a friday night in city centres you get similar..
I think it just goes unrecognised.

You must be thinking of the Dog Vomit Slime Mould Fuligo septica.

Some say that one is edible:

"I wrote a paper on slime molds for a microbiology class. In parts of Mexico they eat a slime mold that they commonly call Caca de Luna. That means moon ****, if you didn't know."

https://margaretsgarden.wordpress.co...it-slime-mold/

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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Having posted the provincial flower of Saskatchewan here's the provincial flower of Ontario, a group of White Trilliums.

Nice - the same family as the Herb Paris I posted previously on this thread - you can see the similarity.
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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Chickweed Wintergreen, on a moorland near Alnwick.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

First Image: Laowa 15mm on EM-1: Coprinopsis sp.

The lens acts as a 30mm with the x2 crop but still has an interesting field of view and lighting is a challenge. This image was at considerably less than the maximum magnification of 2:1 with the crop. I am testing this lens in satges, working towards 1:1.

The image selected has excessive foreground foliage but gives and idea of what the lens can do. Other images were better in this respect but were not quite so sharp on the mushroom or had unbalanced lighting. There was on gun on the L-bracket but articulated inwards to point +/- downwards centrally. Two other guns were freestanding, on either side of , the beams almost parallel to the focal plane.

EM-1, Laowa 15mm at f22*, triple RC TTL flash, camera on the ground.

* No click stops, so setting tends to drift when ring is touched by fingers.

I have cropped a small amount off the right side to remove a vertical, bright green, almost white, stalk.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Passiflora aurantiaca by Kiron 105mm & Laowa 15mm

The plant is one I purchased this week for a local garden centre. It is not a species I have previously seen for sale. I planted it under a severely-lopped apple tree. As deer damage many of our garden plants, I wanted at least to get some photographs a.s.a.p. it seems a good opportunity to use the two lenses.

The Laowa 15mm gives its ultra wide angle effect best on full frame but this post shows some of what it can do on m4/3, where it acts as a 30mm lens with the x2 crop factor. Similar lighting (triple flash), was used for both lenses and the camera was hand-held. The widest distance across the flower (sepal tip to sepal tip) was just under 50mm, nowhere near the maximum magnification which is, nominally 2:1 on m4/3.

First, two images from the Kiron at f16, then two from the Laowa at f22.

Then, at the same apertures, a crosseye stereo from each, the Kiron first. They are from different viewpoints but that should not be much of a problem for comparison.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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We have lots of Hellebores in the Garden, seems the worse you treat them, the more you get.
Hellebores are completely different to Helleborines. Helleborines are orchids, Hellebores are not.

Broad Leaved Helleborines are one of our later orchids and probably won't be showing yet.

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Hellebores are completely different to Helleborines. Helleborines are orchids, Hellebores are not.

Broad Leaved Helleborines are one of our later orchids and probably won't be showing yet.

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From my limited experience (Helleborines only in the wild) they seem to have a similar liking for shaded woodland.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Not sure what is the proper name for this.

Growing in our front flower bed.

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Not sure what is the proper name for this.

Growing in our front flower bed.
Aquilegia or Columbine.

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Anyone help me with the name for this tree.

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Anyone help me with the name for this tree.
Fraxinus ornus?

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