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Scarlet Elf Cup

By KarenFB
Hubby and I made the most of the Spring like weather yesterday and went for a walk around the farm. Down by one of the streams is a dark, boggy area, with lots of dead, moss covered trees - to my delight we came across an area covered in this beautiful fungi (Scarlet Elf Cup).

I've only ever seen it once before (Snowdrop Valley, Somerset), so to say I was thrilled is an understatement! Grin

Each 'cup' is about one inch (2.5cm) across

Tags: Red Fungi Flowers and plants Scarlet elf cup

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Feb 2013 8:32AM
A truly beautiful fungi, Karen, never seen it before. Two excellent captures. Carol

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 8:45AM
A beautiful shot of these lovely fungi,

Ali GrinGrinGrin
18 Feb 2013 9:09AM
How beautiful! Like v1's composition - though that's nature!
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
18 Feb 2013 9:12AM
Well captured image. Nice image! I like it a lot!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Feb 2013 9:18AM
A new one on me too, lovely colour and composition, Karen.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
18 Feb 2013 9:51AM
Thank you everyone! Grin
francisg 14 705 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2013 10:48AM
This is not one I have come across before. A beautiful capture.
V1 for me it's a cracking take great color.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2013 9:30PM
V1 for me. I like your composition, the lovely outlined shapes, and the way the moss entwines around the elf cups.
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Feb 2013 6:14AM
Thank you everyone! Grin
21 Feb 2013 10:14AM
Version 1 for me - great shot lovely colour wish I could find someSmile
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 Feb 2013 10:17AM
Thank you Hilary! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Feb 2013 7:01PM
They look rather velvety like those jews ears, I wonder if they are edible? I guess with them being red they are poisonous, a fine shot of these colourful specimens btw
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 3:50PM
Fabulous Karen I thought it was too cold and wet for any fungus to survive

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
25 Feb 2013 7:07AM
Thank you! Smile

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