Comatricha nigra

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Comatricha nigra (Langstelig kroeskopje (BE) / no other common names found ) is a species of slime mold.

Nature provides its own christmas-ornaments....
For everyone a peacefull and Merry Christmas

Image taken with 150mm macro + 2x TC + 1.4x TC in natural sunlight.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 29/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 5/2 seconds F/36.0 ISO 100 300 mm

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anne from zwolle, Netherlands

geweldig ...nog nooit zulke lampjes gezien.....

25 Dec 2010 11:20am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Beautiful, and fitting for the season. Merry Christmas, Johan.

25 Dec 2010 2:34pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Fungy????? are you sure..are you sure this was catched on Earth??? :-)))
I wish y ou a grat day and a merry X-mas, Johan!!!

25 Dec 2010 5:33pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

I will accept this as your christmas ornament photo. Merry Christmas!

26 Dec 2010 12:53am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Wow, what an increbidle macro! Merry Christmas, Johan!

26 Dec 2010 8:38am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Fröhliche Weihnachten Johan! Herrliche kleine Lampen ;D Dir und deiner Familie frohe, geruhsame Feiertage!!!

26 Dec 2010 3:15pm

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Prachtig, een mooi patroon van " natuurlijke kerstballen".
Een beetje laat maar ik hoop dat je fijne kerstdagen hebt gehad!!

27 Dec 2010 6:10pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom


5 Jan 2011 3:54pm

@Christine: It is a lovely species... but don't be mislead: the hight of an individual is max 2mm ! You need a good magnifying glass to see them ...

Canon EOS 400D
5/2 seconds
ISO 100
300 mm