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By chase
Another from my recent trip to the local woodland.

On my way back to the car, already very soggy and mucky, I spotted this right at the side of the path on the top of a tall well rotted stump.
Some variety of 'shroom which I suspect is grossly distorted and twisted...a weird looking thing...couldn't resist as the scene was already set up with the little sprout conveniently placed by nature.
No 'gardening' this time.

The bg is the path.
Lit by daylight and a small piece of gold card to reflect the light.
The variant is taken from the other side, looking towards the carpark, with several visitors looking on, one asked me if I was bird low down ??? Wink

If anyone knows or could hazard a guess at what type of 'shroom it is please let me know.

Thanks for taking the time to drop by.
Constructive critique and mods welcome.
Janet xx

Tags: Fungus Woodland Leaf Flowers and plants Moss Distorted Pathway Shroom Sprout

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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 11:35AM
Weird and wonderful Janet.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.7k 30 England
17 Oct 2020 11:41AM
That is a strange one. Perhaps it's caught a virus.
17 Oct 2020 11:50AM
Colour, exposure and detail are excellent, Janet.SmileSmile
17 Oct 2020 12:08PM
Yuk Grin It looks like some body specimen that should be in a jar GrinGrin
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 12:10PM
Lol Fiona, my first though was that it looked a bit like a Cauliflower Ear from some Rugby player or other Wink
17 Oct 2020 12:28PM
Excellent Janet..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
17 Oct 2020 12:34PM
It looks like it's made of wax and it's slightly melted! 😁 A great find and capture, Janet, like both versions equally 😃👍
Trev 😀
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
17 Oct 2020 12:35PM
Very distinctive Janet. I first came across some of these on the footpath to Friar's Crag on Derwentwater over ten years ago. The scientific name is Helvella crispa.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 12:36PM
Thanks all.
Trev, it does indeed look like melted wax, that would have been a good title had I thought of it...doh !

Thanks for that Keith, I will look it up in my 'shroom book

Kate and Colleen, thank you so much for your UAs, very complimentary.
Janet xx
saltireblue Plus
11 12.0k 75 Norway
17 Oct 2020 12:37PM
I think the version is the better image, Janet. There's more to see, more detail, dirt and structure.

"a tall well rotted stump."
My wife asked if you were describing me!Blush
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 12:40PM
A beautiful image of this mushroom. There are some weird and wonderful shapesaround. I don't readily know the type of mushroom but I find this site a very useful tool in trying to identify them.

jacomes Plus
6 28 39 Portugal
17 Oct 2020 12:41PM
Well taken photos Janet. I do like the way the green shoot follows the shape of the fungus in the lead image and I prefer the darker background. Two splendid images.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 12:45PM

Quote: Helvella crispa.

Reckon you are right Keith, alternative name is 'White Saddle' it was in the right place too, thank you.

Quote:I think the version is the better image

The version is possibly the nicer image of the 'shroom Malc but I failed to get the sprout in some kind of decent focus and I really wanted to include it Blush
A well rotted tree stump has different meanings to different people, at least she thinks you are tall Wink

Thanks for the linky thing Phil.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 12:49PM
That link worked Phil, from the site....

The saddle-shaped cap may have two or three major undulations and many minor curled contortions. The upper surface is smooth and cream or occasionally pinkish or pale ochre; the underside is pale ochre and slightly downy.

The upward tapering stem is white and ornately furrowed or fluted; it is hollow and has thin, elastic flesh.

This species is very variable in size. The cap is typically 3 to 8cm across and 1 to 4cm tall; the stem is 2 to 4cm in diameter and 4 to 8cm long.

The help and information from this site never fails to amaze me Smile
Thanks guys.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
17 Oct 2020 1:45PM
My first thought was a little angel. Washing her wings. Both very good.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
17 Oct 2020 1:48PM
I really like the version. It looks like an old man talking with a young sprout. The face in the mushroom is quite humorous.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4253 Canada
17 Oct 2020 2:10PM
Its a brexitus non dealus.
tonyng Plus
11 11 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2020 2:38PM
Another fine image Janet.
Amazing find and images, well spotted.
MalcolmS Plus
15 1.2k 13 England
17 Oct 2020 3:34PM
Love the detail Janet and spot on with the DOF.

Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
17 Oct 2020 3:37PM
I like them both!
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
17 Oct 2020 4:14PM
V1 looks like a plaster model of a rock star with big lips and an extravagant cape...

I'm not sure why I might be hallucinating.
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 4:37PM

Quote:I'm not sure why I might be hallucinating.

You been licking Fungi again John ? Wink Wink
17 Oct 2020 5:04PM
Superb alien little fungus, excellent image!

Dave 🙂
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
17 Oct 2020 5:31PM
Not that I can remember, Janet...

To quote Fred Wedlock, from a song called Robin Head:

'And the sheriff said 'Oh the colours Man. And was promptly 'orribly sick.'

Looking that up on YouTube reminds me that Keith Christmas wrote the song. But I never saw him perform, and Fred was my introduction to the comedy folk act.

A kind and gentle man, whose musical ability was forever eclipsed by a mind that would be deeply appreciative of Silly Sunday.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
17 Oct 2020 5:31PM

chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 8:13PM
Lol John Smile
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
17 Oct 2020 10:54PM
Hi James and many thanks for your coveted UA.
Janet xx
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
18 Oct 2020 4:46PM
Hi Mara, wonderful to ave your UA,many thanks.
Angi_Wallace 13 310 11 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2020 1:19PM
Superb, love its shape
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
27 Oct 2020 1:19PM
Hi Angi, wonderful to have your UA, many thanks.

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