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  • Tremella mesenterica Yellow Brain Fungus

    This species grows on rotten wood, usually fairly large twigs/small branches. This colony was 9-10cm wide.

    Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/160 at f10 ISO 3200, hand-held.

    The stereo is crosseye.

    Two bonuses: a slug and a woodlouse.

    The brown slab is a fence post.

    Harold





    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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    • Cantherellus tubaeformis Winter Chanterelle or Yellow Foot

      This is one I have not knowingly seen before. It does vary considerably in colour.

      Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/40, 1/30 or 1/25 at f10 ISO 800, hand held.

      The stereos are crosseye.

      Harold












      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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      • Tremella mesenterica or Yellow Brain


        (Thanks Harold)


        by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

        Last edited by MJ224; 11th December 2019, 08:50 AM.

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        • Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
          No, it's Tremella mesenterica which grows on dead wood. Orange Peel grows on the ground and forms a wide, smooth cup.

          Not the best specimen:







          Harold
          Last edited by Harold Gough; 11th December 2019, 08:30 AM.
          The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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          • Festive Season Flower Limelight Dancer

            This is a hybrid in the part of Schlumbergera with teeth on the edges and ends of joints. These are the old genus Zygocactus.

            This is one with a lot of yellow. Many years ago, it was rumoured that the first yellow ones were obtained by exposure to nuclear radiation in a reactor. That was probably to throw would-be breeders of the scent. I have a tiny species which has yellow flowers and has been used for breeding.

            I was disappointed with the colour until I viewed the flowers in daylight. Indoor tungsten lighting tends to wipe out the yellow. These were, therefore, photographed in weak sunlight.

            The intensity of the colour varies with the ambient temperature and darkens if the buds develop at under 15 C.

            Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/100 at f11 ISO 400, hand-held.

            The stereo is hand held.

            Harold







            Last edited by Harold Gough; 11th December 2019, 08:07 AM.
            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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            • art frames
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              Have always loved Christmas Cactus especially that colour mix. A sensational bloom and shot.

          • Hydnum repandum Hedgehog Mushroom

            This is known for its (soft) spines. These were growing out of the vertical bank of a drainage ditch.

            Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f10, f8, f8, hand-held.

            The stereos are crosseye.

            Harold










            One not cleared of overlying leaves:




            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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            • Two Bracket Fungus Colonies

              These were on a tree stump in local woodland.

              The stereo is crosseye.

              Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/15 at f11 ISO 3200, hand-held.

              Harold




              The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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              • They look spectacular Harold, even from Hawaii...

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                • Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
                  They look spectacular Harold, even from Hawaii...
                  Thanks, Mark.

                  I do recommend leaning back a bit for some of my stereos...

                  Harold
                  The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                    Hawaiian Hibiscus with the Zuiko 60mm Macro lens
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                    • art frames
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                      I like the pink furry balls on the end. Reading Harold's that is probably the stigma...and I agree a close up would be great...

                  • Originally posted by MJ224 View Post
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                    Nice ones ,Mark

                    It's worth going in closer for the stigma.

                    Harold
                    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                    • [QUOTE}Have always loved Christmas Cactus especially that colour mix. A sensational bloom and shot.[/QUOTE}

                      Thanks, Peter.

                      I have the first plant bought as "Easter cactus" in flower now.

                      Harold
                      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      • art frames
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                        I managed to keep the red coloured varieties for years but not these, perhaps they are more delicate? But it is lovely.

                    • Peter,

                      I don't think they are any more delicate.

                      All like soft water. and some shade. [Edit} A purchased plant will be in lime-free (ericaceous) compost. Potting on into a larger pot must be in such compost.[edit ends]

                      Some cuttings are slow to root.

                      All require to be two joints long before flowering.

                      Harold
                      Last edited by Harold Gough; 4 weeks ago.
                      The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      • art frames
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                        Right I'll try again...many thanks






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                      On my wet log pile...

                      Paul

                      I didn’t get where I am today....

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                      • Originally posted by Walti View Post

                        On my wet log pile...
                        How big was it?

                        Harold
                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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