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  • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

    took these before I cut the lawn this afternoon so I cant go back and re shoot
    Garden by Martin Grindley, on Flickr
    garden by Martin Grindley, on Flickr
    just playing about really getting to grips with the new Pen F
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/smartiepants88/

    dressed in Orange most weekends!

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      Evening primrose - Oenothera speciosa



      EM1ii + 12-100Pro

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        Xanthoria parietina & Physcia adscendens

        This was my fourth visit to Decoy Heath reserves in as many weeks. I had been looking out for lichens, while photographing other subjects and thought that my lack of attention had failed to find many. So the priorities this time included lichens.

        Having seen the list of recorded specie, I was convinced that I could find and add two to it.I have seen lots of the two species in association on twigs and minor branches of old trees, including very extensive populations on old apple trees and willows in our garden.

        OK, I was photographing other subjects, but I did a lot of walking around the tree bordering the open heath, but I had been on site for nearly 5 hours before I found these. They were on the branch of willow which had split away at tis base, with some attachment still to the base of the trunk.

        Xanthoria parietina (first 3 images) is usually the rich yellow but can be greyish or green (fourth image). Physcia adscendens has its spores in "helmet-like cups on the ends of branches".

        The stereos are crosseye.

        Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f10, hand-held.

        Harold















        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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          Common Eyelash Scutellinia scutellataDacrymyces, a genus in its own, special family within the Basidiomycetes. I have some confidence that it's the Common jelly Spot D. stillatus
          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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          • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

            Mollisia sp. cf. ventosa

            I found this fungus on a piece of moist bark on a fallen branch at Decoy Heath reserve.

            When I saw it I knew two thing, that it was new to the official list of species and that is was probably in one of the genera most difficult to identify to species. I also new that I was unlikely to get specialist help.

            After must searching, but no microscopic examination, I found that is most resembled Mollisia ventosa. There may be a difference in the shapes of the edges of the fruiting bodies.

            However, that, according to my comprehensive book, was found on barkless dead oak. I have seen images, supposedly of this species, on bark.

            I cannot identify the bark of fallen branches but I saw no oak trees. I include a photo of the bark, a piece about 60mm x 30mm.

            This was the only sample I took home. After I had my meal, I was about to photograph it. when I found that, still in the closed, airtight plastic box, the fungi had shrunk and were scarcely visible on the bark. Clearly, they needed very moist conditions so I added some water and closed the lid.

            When they had expanded, I took a series of photos with the widest FOV, where I show 3 fruiting bodies, 7mm wide.

            One of the higher magnification images has been cropped.

            Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at x 2.5 and x4 and at f8 & f11, twin TTL flash hand-held.

            For the bark:

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

            Harold











            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              Interesting photos Harold, for a moment I was trying a 3D cross-eye....

              Be interested to see any further conclusions...

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              • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                Interesting photos Harold, for a moment I was trying a 3D cross-eye....

                Be interested to see any further conclusions...
                Thanks. I think I shot some stereo pairs but it would not be the 3D experience of a lifetime as they are tightly sessile.

                Harold
                The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                  The Reed Mace Typha latifolia

                  The seed heads, often popularly, and incorrectly, called "Bullrushes", are an icon of British watersides.

                  Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/250 at f10, hand-held.

                  The stereo is crosseye.

                  Harold



                  The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                      Have admit I have always called them Bull Rushes...…………:-(

                      Later in the season when they seed, and maybe another month or two, they can be called sheep on a stick...……..:-)
                      There was a distant one of those too.

                      Harold
                      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                        A red lotus at my neighbors



                        Tried to insert a photo, I can't get it how to do
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                          Just a test - Uploaded to Gallery

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                          • Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

                            Originally posted by Thai-Mike View Post
                            A red lotus at my neighbors



                            Tried to insert a photo, I can't get it how to do
                            Go to User Control Panel, select Pictures & Albums, then Public Images and upload and save. Open the image and post one of the codes in your post.

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                                A tinyl lotos


                                the-other-day-9 by Michael J., on Flickr

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