08.21.2018 Coral-pink Merulius

After two shots of froggie yesterday, he hopped under a log.  When I hopped over the log to see if I could see him I saw this instead.

Phlebia incarnata.  There were several groups of these along the log but this one really caught my eye.  🙂  The swirling grain makes a great frame for the mushroom.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 08.21.2018 Coral-pink Merulius

  1. I don’t recall ever seeing grain swirl in an oval like that. Having it frame the fungus as it did was quite a find.


  2. Gallivanta says:

    It looks as though the mushroom is being sucked into a whirlpool.

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  3. Neat shot, and “fungal vortex” might be a good name for a band.

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  4. This is a made to be printed and framed. What a find and what a shot with the mushroom in the “eye” of the log. Love this. Unique!

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  5. Andrew says:

    It looks like it is being swallowed. Fungal vortex sounds like a cure for athletes foot. Available from all the best pharmacies.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    I can’t remember ever seeing anything like that. Circular end grain’s one thing, but this is just — well, amazing. The fact that there’s no cracking no disrupt the flow around the fungus is part of what makes it so attractive. Would that all wood would be so!

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    • I’ve seen branch (or leaf) scars like this before, but never with a fungus blooming within it. I was at first attracted to a group of about five of them layered over each other and then noticed this arrangement which is much more interesting. I tried a few compositions, of course all containing some swirling, but liked having the caruncle included.

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