Auricularia auricula-judae From Emergence to Decay
This is about one, and the only one, of the dozens of decaying Sycamore logs in my garden. The fungus species in usually, but not always, found on Elder [i]Sambucus[/i]. It is the Common Jelly Ear.
In December 2018 I found some cylindrical growths emerging. Only many weeks later did they become much like the normal outer ear shpe.
Recently, the form has become much more typical. Yesterday I photographed the colony which shows all stages to the soft jelly decay.
I repositioned the log for the photos.
The stereos are crosseye.
Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f11?, twin TTL flash hand-held.
Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f 7.1 & f8, hand-held.