04.28.2020-2 Violet-toothed Polypore-Trichaptum biforme

Here’s another from the archives that never made it to here for some reason.  The day I found these I was photographing cascades along Amethyst Brook and most likely too absorbed with those shots.  Better late than never, I guess.


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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33 Responses to 04.28.2020-2 Violet-toothed Polypore-Trichaptum biforme

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    So surprising, the mauve borders on these fungi. I’m glad you delayed publishing the photo as I’d have missed seeing it if you’d posted ages ago!

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  2. krikitarts says:

    Wonderful! They are very reminiscent of (and likely closely related to) our turkey-tail variety. I can’t look at the upper center of your image without imagining an enthusiastic fan dancer with folded hands.

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    • Yes, we have turkey tails here also and they are indeed very similar. The coloring and spore prints are the only way to tell them apart, I think. Fan dancer? Hmmmm. Good imagination.

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      • krikitarts says:

        There’s an official term for the tendency / ability / temptation to see faces in nature: Pareidolia. I ran across it in someone else’s post a few weeks back and tried to remember it but can’t seem to bring it up when I want to, so I just had to google it. I’ve seen my share, and when I post one, I call the category “About Face.” Always looking for more!

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      • Yes, you probably saw it either in Steve S’ post or his comment on one of mine.

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  3. Jumpin’ jehoshaphat! Wouldyalookitthat!

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    What a beautiful photo!

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  5. Wow. Just wow. I’d have guessed, woven fans from some exotic tribe on a remote island.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    I just love the patterns in this. So much to keep the eye busy and wandering around.

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  7. Very interesting image Steve! Lots of detail and patterns! The more you look at it the more you see!

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  8. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful image; the colors are so vibrant, and the pattern so clear.

    Not only that, it gives me a place to begin trying to identify a fungus I’ve found in two places. It looks much like this, except it’s in shades of leprechaun green. The first I found were very small, and I assumed the green was algae or something. Then, I found the same fungus: somewhat larger, and more distinctly patterned. For whatever reason, none of my photos were decent; they were fuzzy, and the patterns weren’t at all distinct. Part of that may be related to their small size. Since I know where they are, I’ll give it another try.

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  9. Nice composition with those swirls of color and texture.

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  10. These are like our Turkeytail bracket fungi, with the rings of colours, which can be quite variable. Lovely composition you have captured, Steve.

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  11. Littlesundog says:

    I’ve always been fascinated with the Turkey Tail that we see so much in our woodlands, but this is outstanding with rings and beautiful color! Nice capture!

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  12. Ann Mackay says:

    Wow! That looks like some sort of textile art – as if it’s made of crochet maybe. There’s definitely a design inspiration there!

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Nice patterns, and you got them all to pose in a group. Fungi whisperer.

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    Beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever seen violet on one of these.

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