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By Greyheron
While checking out my local woodland this afternoon I came across this Stinkhorn - smelt it first, took a bit of finding but this is the resulting image from the afternoon... Was rather pleased the flies stayed on the cap gathering the smelly olive-green 'gleba' which attracts them, they then distribute spores via their feet Smile

My thanks to all those kind people who gave their valued User Awards to my last image - so very much appreciated Grin


Tags: Leaves Fungi Nature Uk Woodland Flies Flowers and plants Autumn colours Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus Mike taylor

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Zydeco_Joe 14 84 1 England
18 Oct 2017 6:46PM
Well found and photographed like it.
jasonrwl Plus
10 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2017 6:54PM
Brilliant Mike
18 Oct 2017 7:10PM
Great find, well done. Pam
18 Oct 2017 7:29PM
Excellent composition Mike, great detail,
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Oct 2017 8:21PM
Looks like the flies love this fungi!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2017 8:45PM
What an incredible shot Mike.
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
18 Oct 2017 9:31PM
Thank you for taking the time to view, support and leave some words - very much appreciated Smile

19 Oct 2017 2:37AM
errrrr gross..... TongueTongueTongue
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
19 Oct 2017 12:02PM
errrrrrr, correct my friend - so is the smell Wink Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
19 Oct 2017 12:44PM
The flies seem to be having a good feast there, Mike! Smile
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2017 2:14PM
The smell is terrible and no wonder it attracts flies, but this is the first time I have ever seen one so heavily 'populated'. I would say well spotted but in this case perhaps well smelled!!!!! Excellent detail!
bricurtis Plus
15 2.3k 50 England
19 Oct 2017 6:02PM
Amazing and interesting Mike.
Terry L 16 609 5 England
19 Oct 2017 8:24PM
Excellent work as usual Mike, nice selection of flies.

Greyheron 18 282 7 England
19 Oct 2017 8:30PM
Thank you for all your wonderful words - very much appreciated Smile


19 Oct 2017 8:32PM
I had not heard of a stinkhorn until today Mike- very interesting subject matter.
Definetly a fly party going on there. Prayers just said to not bring me back as a fly in the next life
Cheers Walt
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
19 Oct 2017 8:37PM
Not likely, Walt Wink

Many thanks for your kind words...nature is a very curious and wondrous thing indeed Smile

prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
20 Oct 2017 5:10PM
Well spotted
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
20 Oct 2017 8:03PM
My thanks Smile

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2017 5:16PM
Attracting a lot of visitors!!!!
Excellent fungi image
Isabel GrinGrin
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
22 Oct 2017 10:48PM
Thank you, Isabel - appreciate your kind words Smile

24 Oct 2017 10:22PM
I have never seen or heard of it, great shot..Lin
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
24 Oct 2017 10:49PM
Thank you, Lin Smile - they smell absolutely foul...!!!

Well spotted, great capture, Excellent fungi image Mike.
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
25 Oct 2017 3:52PM
Many thanks for your time and kind words, Britchie Smile

2 Nov 2017 11:41AM
Fabulous capture Mike.

Greyheron 18 282 7 England
2 Nov 2017 8:32PM
Many thanks John, both for your kind words and generous User Award - very much appreciated Smile


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