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Hi, I'm Rick also known as Mr. C. I used to shoot with a Canon SLR, but that was a long while back. I got a new camera, an Olympus SP-510UZ on 11/06/06. I've added a Nikon D90 with a 55-200 lens to my camera bag in 2010. I'll get a camphone if Almont ever enters the 21st century.

I'm now shooting with a brand new Nikon D90 with a 55-200mm VR lens.

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Spotted two different mushrooms on a tree out walking today. The one in the last shot was in the trunk, while the other one was on a high branch. I climbed the tree for the first three shots.
15th Oct 2006, 20:42   | tags:,,

Sprocket says:

Fantastic shots, well worth the climb!

15th Oct 2006, 20:45

hildegard says:

What Sprocket said. Also the top one look like oyster mushrooms... if only; it's ginormous! :)

15th Oct 2006, 21:05

Gael says:

Glad you enjoyed the walk Rick, I hope the weather stays fine while you have this unanticipated time away from work.

15th Oct 2006, 21:07

Rick says:

Thanks, Sprocket. I liked it, I love climbing! :)

Thanks, H. Wouldn't it be great if it *was* an oyster mushroom? ;)

15th Oct 2006, 21:08

Rick says:

Thanks G. It's actually kind of warm today, around 50 F. It is really nice to be home on the weekends, I could get used to it. ;D

15th Oct 2006, 21:10

Dhamaka says:

they are stunning shots, wtg Rick!

16th Oct 2006, 00:10

Rick (NLI) says:

Thanks, D! It was fun to do a bit of climbing.

16th Oct 2006, 00:15

Dhamaka says:

so I see...

:)

16th Oct 2006, 00:17

Viv says:

Wow great shots - hadn't realised you had your own blog - doh!

16th Oct 2006, 02:30

Rick says:

Thanks, Viv! I haven't been moblogging for very long. :)

16th Oct 2006, 03:19

paintist says:

these are great....you can see the incredible structure of the shroom, well worth climbing for :-)

16th Oct 2006, 08:12

Rick says:

Thanks, P. It was good to get out with the camera - good therapy. :D

16th Oct 2006, 14:46

Euphro says:

This is an amazing-looking mushroom and it has be a bit stumped (sorry). Can you remember how it was attached to the tree and what sort of tree it was attached to? (sadly, it isn't an oyster mushroom, by the way) :)

17th Oct 2006, 11:39

Rick says:

Euphro, the tree is an elm. Here's a pic of small branch: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The one in the knothole is growing down from the wood, the upper one is out of the wood through a split in the bark. This an old, heavily damaged tree that has mostly suckers still growing on it. The myceleum is in the dead wood of this tree.

18th Oct 2006, 00:44

Euphro says:

OK :)

Thanks for the tree info, that was the clincher.

Given its growth habit, I think that it is the white elm or elm oyster mushroom (not to be confused with the edible oyster) Hypsizygus ulmarius.

The top shot is of quite an old one which has tilted over (that's what confused me at first; I thought it was some sort of strange cup fungus - ascomycete). The last shot is of a young one still growing. The cracks are characteristic. There is more info here :)

18th Oct 2006, 15:52

paintist says:

wow...aint he clever....I love all this detective work :-)

18th Oct 2006, 16:15

Rick says:

Cool! That's really interesting, thanks. They are quite big.

P., yep he is beyond clever. Euphro is the Sherlock Holmes of fungi. ;D

19th Oct 2006, 00:25

Euphro says:

*blushes* :D

19th Oct 2006, 11:39