Aseroë rubra, commonly known as the anemone stinkhorn and sea anemone fungus, is a widespread Australian basidiomycete fungus recognizable for its foul odour of carrion and its anemone shape when mature. Found in gardens on mulch and in grassy areas, it resembles a red star-shaped structure covered in brownish slime on a white stalk. It attracts flies, which spread its spores.
Taken with a Canon 40D, 100mm Macro at 400iso, 4.5 Aperture and 1/200, handheld laying on the ground (with a peg on my nose!!!).