Unidentified Fungus Macro – South Florida
515 Views on November 27, 2012
Canon Powershot G12
Macro Mode
3 RAW +/- 2 EV Combined Photomatix Essentials
ISO – 200
Focal Length – 6.1mm
Cropped and tweaked in GIMP

Pembroke Pines, FL, United States of America

My first camera was an Argus C3 given to me by my Uncle. Became interested and over the intervening years I have done photography and stopped, only to start again. Have begun again in the last 4 years with Canon Digital Point and Shoots. I have no training in the arts or photography. I have read some of Ansel Adam’s series, never finished.. I have learned a lot from seeing the fantastic images here.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Glenn

  • Larry, I appreciate it!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 3 years ago

    Cool textures!

  • Thanks Kim, I almost didn’t see them. That is a piece of mulch they are perched on! Interesting shapes I thought!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks as always Kathy!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 3 years ago

    Oooo….NO idea! Ok…question…
    Can you go back and spray some water on these? How curiously awesome looking! Almost like a lichen’ized fungi of some sort. The mushroom cap there LOOKS like it might be a Mycena or a Marasmius species…but can’t be sure.
    The other species looks like it has lots of babies there with it. They KIND of remind me of a type of extremely ‘furry’ Coprinus species that grows on wood chips….can’t think of the name right off though. Ugh. Wish I could help you more here Glenn. LOVE it

  • Howdy Carla, was hoping you might have an idea. The babies and the large ones do not look like a mushroom. But the foreground shows what appears to be a cap growing out of the stuff. Wierd… Very tiny. Growing on a commercial mulch chip. Thanks for the look see and the kind remarks!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    Wow Glenn. Instant appeal. Visually pleasing and so very interesting! It’s a Zinger :)

  • Thank you Maree. They are appealing, especially when I went macro on them. Thanks!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you Sir!!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64almost 3 years ago

    This is a great shot ! Beautiful find Glenn . ..Jozef

  • Thanks Jozef, appreciate your kind comment!

    – Glenn Cecero

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmeralmost 3 years ago

    After reading Carla’s comments and yours about the wood chips, I’m thinking this might be a colony of bird’s nest fungi. ( I’m not exactly sure about the name) I found some last year that were full size, hairy, and funnel shaped with little “eggs” down in the bottom of the funnel. They were so unique and wonderful. I hope your can revisit this spot and watch to see what develops.

  • Hello Rusty, thanks for adding info to the investigation!! They are the strangest I’ve seen. Now that isn’t saying much. They are under the bushes, so I am going to mist them and keep an eye out. So small….

    – Glenn Cecero

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