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Clavulina rugosa

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 2 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clavulina rugosa (Rimpelige koraalzwam (BE) / Wrinkled Club (EN) / Runzliger Korallenpilz (DE) / Clavaire rugueuse (FR)) is a fungus in the Clavulinaceae family. The white, sparsely branched fruit bodies of this fungus are found in short grass, leaf litter or mosses (like Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus in this image), usually in or near woodland. Fruiting bodys usually are between 2 and 10 cm high. With age the branches devellop yellowish tints, especially at the blunt branch-tips.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 19/09/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/100 second F/3.5 ISO 200 60 mm

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Marilla from Turku, Finland

Very nice macro of these modest little guys!

2 Oct 2010 3:23pm

@Marilla: Thanks Marilla.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Saw this and thought of you. :)

2 Oct 2010 9:03pm

@Dutçh: Looked into it... just whow ... (but I think that is studio-work ...?) I just prefer to be out in nature.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

These remind me of coral, rising up from the moss.

2 Oct 2010 10:20pm

@Julie Brown: There are a lot of coral-mike fungi. Always wonderfull to find them. The texture and form is just made for photo ... (my opinion) Have a nice day, Julie.

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

His work is not studio, he just studies the environment like you do and works out his shots. However he manages his lighting.. I don't know.. but you could probably find out more. Here's another link I found. I am not saying that you should copy him I just wanted to share something I liked and thought of you when I saw it.

4 Oct 2010 2:10am

@Dutçh: You are right - there are some marvelous images there and it certainly is a source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing these links.

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Another fantastic macro

4 Oct 2010 9:00am

@Christine: Thank you very much, Christine. Some species are so nice for macro-work...

Canon EOS 400D
1/100 second
ISO 200
60 mm