Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Is It XXV - Answer

The object I was showing you was a close-up of a Shelf Fungus growing on a dead tree. This was across a creek that went through the fairway. I asked my brother to stop the cart so I could get the close-up. Darla from Florida made the first guess of a mushroom which was really good try. Check out all the flowers on her site. My friend Mac from England was the first one to guess fungi. Mac used to be on the Sky Watch team. Mac always has great photos from across the ocean. I thought the complete photo of the tree, fungi, stream and fairway made an interesting shot.
Thanks for guessing.

19 comments:

Jama said...

Cool shots! I wouldn't be able to guess just by looking at the photo before this entry.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a beautiful fungus Tom. Excellent shot of it too. :)

Marie Reed said...

That was fun.. wouldn't it be punny if your name was gus?

Twisted Fencepost said...

There I go again, should have followed my gut instinct.
Next time I'll just throw it out there, even if it is off the wall.

susieofarabia said...

That's so cool! Really does look like mushroom... I guess fungus can appear in different ways.

Shellmo said...

I was way off base! Beautiful shots fishing guy!

Mary said...

Well...that really did take me by surprise! It almost looked "woody" in the before shot. I would not have guessed a fungi.

lisaschaos said...

Shelf fungus! Duh! *hitting self in head* I should have known that! :)

Sara G said...

Oh WOW, that is totally cool!!
I have seen shelf fungus on a few trees, but haven't had to chance to get out and look at them close!
Great photo and quiz!!

Darla said...

Darn! that's exactly what I had pictured in my mind, only could get mushroom though!!!!! Here I go skipping around the house again.......La la lalaal lalala

imac said...

Ah, twas a lucky guess, my friend.
Thanks for the plug and kind words Tom.Im feeling rusty today.lol.

Thumbelina said...

I never got around to guessing but I don't think I would have got it EVER!
Interesting trunk though - great still life.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

FG-I am hurt you didn't mention I got the guess...granted I did read the other comments before hand...lol :) I am always amazed at how fungus on a tree can be art...but it is..neat photos

Jo Castillo said...

I was listening to Faron Young and your music was a woman and it was a l m o s t a fit. Ha. I love the contest. I didn't make it by in time to guess. Your world #31 is excellent.

Leedra said...

Would never have guessed it. That was one close macro.

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Tipper said...

I would have guessed a mushroom too!

Tricia said...

Ah Ha! That's what it was! I was quite wrong

lailani said...

ok, that is cool - I would have never guessed a fungus! :)

guild-rez said...

Shelf fungi are seen quite often in our woods..
I find them very interesting and you can look at my shots here:
http://guildwoodvillagemushrooms.blogspot.com/