“Fungal Fingers”

“Fungal Fingers”

“This might be the most important question for every creator and maker in the world: how do you make something new if most people just like what they know? Is it possible to surprise with familiarity?”
― Derek Thompson

With a gradual warming and ample moisture, fungi are now beginning to emerge from cracks and crevices in rotting logs. I’m not skilled at early fungus identification, but I imagine these ‘fingers’ will soon develop into a more recognizable form.

They are also very good at concealing their presence. Even though my eyes are always scanning for something unique, it was not till I noticed this small grouping that I realized that there were hundreds of similar colonies growing close by.

Most looked simply like slender, fleshy fingers, this larger group seems to be a bit more advanced. I’ll have to keep an eye on them and see what develops.

I also found this an interesting composition, showing the developing fungus with a splash of colour from the adjacent mosses.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/8 sec, f/16.0 ISO 400

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