Slime Mould Leocarpus fragilis
Known as the Eggshell Slime Mould, the spore capsules crack open when the spores are ripe. Today's images are from chunks of rotting wood, where the colonies were unable to spread around the sides of the substrate, which is more normal. See previous images here:
On Saturday I and another member of our group simultaneously each found a colony on dead wood on the woodland floor. I took no habitat images . The images are a mixture of sunlight and flash images taken when I returned home. The lowest magnification isof a FOV 17.5mm wide. The remainder are mostly at FOV 7mm wide.
Characteristics of the species include the very large fruiting bodies, about 3mm tall, and the network of strands between the individuals. NB the second image has the veins of a leaf coming in from bottom left. The leaf was just a handy, harmonious background.
Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, twin flash hand-held.
Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 or f11, sunlight, hand-held.
Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f8 or f11, twin TTL flash hand-held.
Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f8 or f11, sunlight, hand-held.
The stereos are crosseye.