Badhamia utricularia

e6filmusere6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,358 Major grins
edited February 4, 2023 in Holy Macro

I was cutting a long-dead fallen willow tree into logs. When I picked up one of the logs a saw a dusting of small (ca 5mm) clusters of pale grey bodies on the bark. I was fairly sure that they were B. utricularia. It is likely that they were on a side not visible to me as I applied the chainsaw.

This was the first definite record for my garden. The peculiarity is that the tree has fallen from my garden into a field which is in the next county.

In this species the fruiting bodies (spore capsules) hang in bunches rather as do grapes.

Some of the fruiting bodies are reddish brown instead of the pale grey, possibly due to immaturity.

Most of the images have been cropped for composition purposes. The FOV of the higher magnifications is about 3 to 5 mm.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 and f11, hand-held.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, hand-held.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Laowa 25mm f2.8 2.5x-5x ultra-macro at f11 twin TTL flash hand-held.

Harold

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