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Orange Peel450h9472

Nikon 500, 1/13 F11, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash.

Orange Peel Fungus Andy
Orange Peel450h9491

Nikon 500, 1/125 F56, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Ring flash.


Orange Peel Fungus - Aleuria aurantia.

Orange Peel450h9493

Nikon 500, 1/200 F13, Sigma 105mm Macro lens. Integral flash.

I found this interesting fungus along a New Forest path side of woods; hidden by short grass and leaves. Only when I had cleared the leaves did it show its very bright red slightly orange colour. I have transparencies of these taken years ago, but this is the best I have filmed. It starts cup like then develops a wavy bowl shape which often splits. I noticed some were even filled with water. This fungus is edible and good for adding colour to food although I think it would be shame to pick such a lovely fungus. Can be found from September to January and fairly common in the United Kingdom and Ireland.