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Phallaceae > Colus sp (Crabpot Stinkhorn)
Also known as Red Basket or Cage Fungi.

The Phallaceae, or stinkhorns, are a family of basidiomycetes which produce a foul-scented, phallus-shaped mushroom.

Won the September 2010 Featured Images Challenge

Click below image for large view of fungus with blowflies

Nikon D80
f/5.6
1/4 sec
170mm
No Flash
Tripod

Sharpened slightly & minor tweaking in Corel Paintshop Pro Photo X2

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cage, fungi, fungus, nature, red

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Comments

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome find Carol

  • Thanks Lissie :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • satvinderbasra
    satvinderbasraalmost 4 years ago

    wow i never seen this kind of fungs

  • It is very Special…I feel lucky that it decided to grow in my garden!

    – Carol Knudsen

  • AmandaT
    AmandaTalmost 4 years ago

    WOW – I have never seen nothing like this.

  • I know…We thought it was one of those plastic balls with a bell in it that you give to a kitten to play with, laying in our garden…but on closer inspection we were pleasantly surprized….

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Caroline Johnston
    Caroline Johnstonalmost 4 years ago

    That’s Cool!!

  • Thank You :-)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • AmandaT
    AmandaTalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing – a great shot too…

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustagealmost 4 years ago

    This is so incredible…… and to think it was right in your yard :)

  • Thanks Judi…it was pretty special

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 4 years ago

    Incredible, you are so lucky!! Fantastic capture and fungi ;o))

  • Thank you Esther

    – Carol Knudsen

  • Steve Axford
    Steve Axfordalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent photo

  • Thanks Steve :)

    – Carol Knudsen

  • photontrappist
    photontrappistalmost 4 years ago

    wow, what a shape! wonderful capture.

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 4 years ago

    Make sure to enter your September Feature image to our Challenge!

    What an amazing photo! Spectacular details of this stink horn!

  • Thank you Carla, Will do

    – Carol Knudsen

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