Arcyria nutans, I think
|Copyright: John Denk (jpdenk)
|Date Taken: 2011-07-30|
|Camera: Nikon D90, 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor|
|Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-08-01 7:32|
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|Another slime mold fruiting, and I think this one is Arcyria nutans. They were in and under a rotting log in oak woodland following a rainy spell that brought out lots of slime mold fruitings.|
These are the early stage of the fruiting bodies. Soon they will develop a fuzzy appearance as the spores mature and begin dispersing.
From what I can determine, it appears that this species occurs all over the world in appropriate habitat, woodland in this instance.
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Interesting to see some other life-forms! Nicely coloured yellow bodies. regards yiannis
- [2011-08-01 20:36]
Wonderful macro image of these tiny yellow fungi in it's early stage of growth. I tried to find a photo of Arcyria nutans, but they were all showing the older stage of growth when they have the fuzzy appearance.
Excellent detail and superb lighting. The fill flash did a super job for you, allowing us to get a great view of these little beauties. Well done!!
I remember spotting some Chocolate Tube Slime in it's early stage growing on a piece of wood last year. I took a photo of it, but the lighting and detail wasn't the greatest, so I decided I would try another shot the next day. When I went out the next morning it had already turned into it's long fuzzy hairy mature stage, so I missed out on the original shot I wanted to get.