A couple of days ago, I was walking through this area of Struble trail, and saw this series of large orange tree mushrooms. Unfortunately, I did not have my tripod for the required shot that I had in my head.
Fast forward today…
This is a series of (3) exposures for the HDR work, but shot at F22 with my Canon EF 28-135 IS USM lens.
These specimens range in size. The one on the left, mid frame, is easily 12 inches long!
I’m also still trying to identify this species of tree mushroom, so if you know, please contact me!
2014-Nov-26 16:48 – Having now skimmed through several of the References listed, I think this is either an “Artist’s Conk, Artist’s Bracket, Flacher Lackporling” Ganoderma applanatum (Fomes applanatus) or a “Sulfur Shelf, Crab of the Woods, Chicken of the Woods, sulphur polypore”, Laetiporus sulphureus (Polyporus sulphureus).
2014-Nov-28 17:03 – By request, I have added another images of these specimens .
- USDA – Field Guide to Common Macrofungi in Eastern Forests and Their Ecosystem Functions
- Tom Volk’s Fungi
- Fungi Growing on Wood