Enormous, and I mean up to side-dish-plate sized, polypores on wood. Tree species around: pine, maple, birch, fir. The wood was rotten and could have been from any of those. Some of these fungi had stubby stipes.

Small, white pores underneath.

There were easily half a dozen or more of them; the wider habitat shot has several visible in it. That’s a shot taken from feet away and head height, no macro mode, no zoom to speak of, and still they’re sizable in the picture.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-08-31 00:35:11 CDT (-0500)

The sun caught that first one very well. Good timing — the angle of the shadows would have been different half an hour earlier or later.

The pore underside was tricky to shoot in situ. I got one very sharp shot showing pores (first), one showing hairs?, and one with that funny red bug in it.

Water formed a small pool — itself as wide as a tennis ball — in the specimen in the first photo.

All shots are of that one except the wide shot, which ironically doesn’t even contain it. It was somewhere off to the right of that shot. As far as I could tell, that shot contained all of the others of this species in that area.

Very nice!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-08-31 00:23:15 CDT (-0500)

These always look so pretty and I’ve never seen them that big!