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This little city of ginger fungi was found on a walk in the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, Australia.

Now identified as a Stereum ostrea, thanks to Carla.

Photographed with a Canon 400D.

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Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    Amazing fungi. Great colours and composition there Michael.

  • Thanks Mike. This area was full of them. Yep, love the colours.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Oh, isn’t it beautiful! Wonderful image!

  • Thanks Donna. It sure was an exciting find. Thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful Michael … there seems to have been a lot of fungi around this winter and such beautiful and interesting specimens too♥

  • Thanks Bev. Nice. I’ll have to get out a bit more. I tend to hibernate in winter.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoover 3 years ago

    Wow that’s awesome Michael, lucky you! beautifuly captured

  • Thanks Felix & thanks for the fave. I think those are your favourite colours .. orange & green!

    – Michael Matthews

  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 3 years ago

    beautiful photography Michael ! – so many varieties of fungi , but it looks like a bracket fungi to me ! … maybe !!! – great shot buddy !

  • Thanks a lot Gail. I searched for bracket fungi on here & on Google & it looks like you’re right. Well done & thanks for the fave.

    – Michael Matthews

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Michael Matthews

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 3 years ago

    A stunning find and shot!

  • Thanks Ingrid.

    – Michael Matthews

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    It is so very beautiful… great capture.

  • Thanks for the compliment & fave Betty.

    – Michael Matthews

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

    Fabulous beauty in this! Two guesses…False Turkey Tail..or Turkey Tail.
    False will be creams, light oranges and tans underneath…and Turkey will be white and porous underneath.
    I’m going with the False, Stereum ostrea, strictly because of the beautiful oranges. Nice shot!

  • Thanks for the info Carla. Time for me to do some more research. I love walks in the forest, so finding these beauties is a real bonus. Thanks for the fave as well.

    – Michael Matthews

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