Took my first walk in months yesterday.( It was so good to be back on the trail after many months of deep snow and ice.) I remember seeing these shelf fungi last fall. They’re tough and woody now, but still quite interesting.




  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    fine fungi. glad spring is springing!

  • Thanks for your comment…I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation…lol!

    – Rusty Katchmer

  • relayer51
    relayer51over 3 years ago

    Good to get out again Rusty, well worth the walk to. Splendid shot nice to see the whole picture in their habitat. I forget about that sometimes.

  • Thanks Mark….the walk was rejuvinating!

    – Rusty Katchmer

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

    Beautiful Rusty! I agree with Mark…I get so used to doing close-ups I forgot the beauty of the environment around also. Always love finding the pure white brackets…each one has a different pattern, shape and size. Never 2 alike

  • There could be a moose or a mountain lion out there in the woods and I’d miss them for always searching for fungi (not that we ever get those species around here) It’s SO GOOD to be back out in the woods :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 3 years ago

    Good capture Rusty

  • Thank you Barry :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

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

    lol…Reminds me a bit of my bear sighting?
    Last summer…I was out alone and heard some strange snuffly sounds while I was stuck in-between two logs photographing the molds growing on them. I kind of ignored the sounds for a bit…then looked up and it was a BEAR!
    Ok…it wasn’t? But…I SWORE It was. It really was a cow who’d wandered out of her fence. :o)
    I know the feeling…….I was ready to tear my walls down. Now I’m hearing the frogs chirping outside.

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    They are hardy little guys!!! Great capture!

  • Thank you, Cee….I appreciate your comment and visit :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

    WOBBLYMOLover 3 years ago

    great image, i love seeing these fungus but i never seem to be able to find them to photograph myself, love this

  • Do you ever go out in the woods in the Fall? That’s the time when you see fungi everywhere, though you’ll find them other times too…if you look for them

    – Rusty Katchmer

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 2 years ago

    Fantastic image!! Just what I wanted for the challenge ;o)) Awesome!

  • Thanks, Esther…so glad you like it :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    congrats for the winning challenge Rusty. really cool shot ;)

  • Thank you for the kind words, Manon. Hope you have a great weekend :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

  • Irina777
    Irina777over 2 years ago

    Congratulations for the winning challenge ! Great capture,Rusty!

  • Thanks so much, Irina :-)

    – Rusty Katchmer

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