Perichaena depressa Day 2

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 2,882 Major grins

It seems that I was very fortunate to find this species on the day when it was most photogenic.

On the second day more the fruiting bodies are mostly open up to release spores.

This species was originally described as a form of [i]P. quadrata[/i], which is very similar and often shares its habitat.

One of the differences between this and [i] P. quadrata[/i] is that its caps (brownish in the images) tend to break away at maturity. The first image has this happening (upper left) and the second shows how, after I blew on the colony, the cap has gone

The fruiting bodies are also much flatter in this species.

The FOV is either 7mm or 3.5mm wide.

The stereos are crosseye

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f8, twinTTL flash hand-held.

Harold

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  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 2,882 Major grins

    I found another colony on the third day. These images show a bit more detail, notably, the filaments of the spore-bearing capillitium emerging.

    The stereo is crosseye.

    Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f5.6, sunlight, hand-held.

    Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-m-macro at f8, twin flash, hand-held

    Harold

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