Macro Garden Series – 9

I thought this was a fungus or lichen growing on this tree trunk, but had to do some research to be sure.

It is a Bracket Fungus, and these are the fruiting bodies of the fungus – people sometimes call them conks apparently. While they look like mushrooms and you’d expect them to be soft, they are actually hard and woody.

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Shot at Wilson Botanic Garden with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm (120mm equivalent) macro lens.

x desleyjane

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. loisajay says:

    Thanks so much, Desley! I posted a picture of this awhile back but had no idea what it was called. Now I know!

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  2. Heyjude says:

    Love to find fungi and this is a lovely composition DJ. Often hard to photograph as they are usually in dark spots.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much.

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  3. Love fungus!!! What a beauty!

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  4. Healing through Photography says:

    So that’s what they are! This is pretty cool. Thanks for teaching me something new today.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      My pleasure 😊😊

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  5. badfish says:

    such a nice shot, love the composition…they make you want to add garlic and take a bite

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL, thank you so much. Don’t forget the salt and pepper!

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  6. Debbie H says:

    I really like the look of these fungi, they look like waves of chips climbing the tree. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb. They do, don’t they?!

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  7. really cool lines and contrast.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you 🙂

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