Some recent fungus finds


Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 00:31
Someone was bewailing the lack of fungi recently, now that the wet, cold weather has set in. It's still out there to find
although not those spectacular things you get in early autumn.

1. Fungus is often food for some.

2. Some of them hide inside splits in trees

3. And some peep out from underneath

4. This purple jelly fungus was in full view and needed Nuri's skills to identify it (Ascocoryne Sarcoides)

5. Here is a different version of the Candlesnuff stuff that I put in the gallery a few days ago. The slightest
touch causes clouds of white spores to be shed from the tips of them. The tallest one is about 2inches.

6. They grow up above your head too. These conches are almost pure white and translucent.

7. This stuff was found growing on a pile of dead twigs on the ground.

8. Finally, although I think this is known as turkeytail fungus, it looks just like crispy bacon!

6,7 and 8 were taken with the preset version of a 50mm MacroTakumar and the others with a Pentax
'A' series SMC 100mm macro lens. The camera is a K1.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 05:02
Wonderful, nature at it`s best, first one is my pick but it would look better without the bright spots up top.
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 08:29
6 is a lovely composition for me, a dream like quality to it.


Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 09:24
Great set David... some great finds there... Mother Nature's finest... shows what you can sniff out when you're really looking...




Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 09:37
Great selection, good compositions and selective focus - nice to see so many in their natural surroundings


Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 10:46
Excellent shots, its been a cracking year for fungi with the damp and fairly warn conditions

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.


Link Posted 20/12/2019 - 10:58
Lovely fungal selection


Link Posted 22/12/2019 - 21:59
They seem to all have their own personalities, which you've captured quite nicely.


Link Posted 22/12/2019 - 23:55
Thank you for those very kind comments. It has indeed been a great fungus year with all manner of them appearing in lots of environments.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 22/12/2019 - 23:59
Lovely set. No 1 is my favourite but I too would crop out the bright highlights.

Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Link Posted 23/12/2019 - 00:42
1st one changed, as suggested, but with a "quick and dirty" cloning job.

Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 23/12/2019 - 08:27
A interesting variety and selection of good images - thank you, David.

I enjoy all except for the dazzling light in #6, although I prefer the original #1 with its sparkly bokeh. In fact I wonder if there are uncropped complete bokeh circles against the dark background at the top and left in the captured image.

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