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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Laxitexum bicolor, a Rare Bracket Fungus

Our group found this on a fallen Beech tree Fagus sylvatica on Sunday.

It is a pathogen of trees. There have been only 42 previous officially-recorded sightings in the UK, 7 in The New Forest and one previous one where we were, on Newtown Common. Our leader found it.

It was only about 4cm across and had not fully formed a bracket yet and was presenting its underside. For more information and an image of more-mature stages see;

https://www.fungi.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1446

https://www.naturamediterraneo.com/f...OPIC_ID=65614#

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Gymnopus dryophilus: Not as interesting as it looks

There are not many woodland fungi about now, even after recent rain. This one curved into a saddle shape, making it look a bit special, which it was not.

https://www.mushroomexpert.com/gymnopus_dryophilus.html

It was not my specimen so I had to grab a couple of shots. The greenery in the frames is a bit of a distraction but I could crop out only so much. A dull day, in the shade, required wider aperture than usual and high ISO. It had been plucked from the ground and laid flat for the photos.

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[Edit]:Having quoted a reference which says that a lot of mushrooms look like this species, I have been updated by our experts, who say that they cannot identify it, due to some contamination.[edit ends]

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Parodia lenninghausii

This species used to be in Notocactus but it was moved to Parodia. I bought this as Eriocactus.

I has golden spines and the slightly sloped tip.

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Pale Stagshorn Calocera pallidospathulata

This tiny species was not discovered in Britain until 1969 and was first described scientifically in 1974. It is now known to be quite common, although Im not sure if I had seen it before.

Finding the focus on such translucent to transparent subjects is tricky.

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Filamentous Alga Trentepohlia aurea

This is more for interest than the limited scope for composition!

These brown or golden dustings can be seen on the trunks of trees, and sometimes on walls, worldwide.

The greyish body is a young foliose lichen colony.

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Mucor: A White Jewel

I took these shots many months ago but I seem to have always had more exciting subjects.

The white blobs are spore capsules forming. In a few days they would probably have been black.

This was in my compost bin. The problems were mainly of access, getting the camera in the correct plane and being able to focus and then getting light on the subject.

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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 reach around other branches of the same tree (a kind of willow). As can be seen from the stereos, this is a very three-dimensional subject, demanding of DOF.

It was a day when there was blue sky, with fluffy white clouds drifting across the sun, such that some were shot under each WB. It turned out to be the warmest UK August day on record.

These are more from my visit to Decoy Heath Reserve, this time on 25 August.

I used the Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 and single flash for the closest shots.

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

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