Sarcoscypha austriaca Scarlet Elf Cup

e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuserRegistered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins
edited March 20, 2020 in Holy Macro

This is a fungus which fruits in the late winter and early spring and it lives on fallen twigs of willow trees.

We found two colonies today in a local nature reserve.

I shot some by flash and some by sunlight.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, twin flash hand-held.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, 1/40 and 1/10 sec, hand-held.

The stereos will be uploaded tomorrow.


1/40 sec sunlight:

1/10 sec sunlight:


  • e6filmusere6filmuser e6filmuser Registered Users Posts: 3,195 Major grins

    While it has now been confirmed as the Scarlet Cup I have edited the title to give the specific name as [i]austriaca[/i]. Various combinations of common and scientific names have been used in the past.

    At high magnification, the tiny hairs (at x400) are anything but straight.


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