Something orange grows in the woods…

It must’ve been fungi season the day we visited one of our local parks back in September because they were everywhere along this one path  into the woods.  But this one here on a fallen tree caught my eye in a big way.  First of all, in all of the green and brown that was everywhere else, this orange stood out and begged to be photographed.  I wish I had taken my macro lens with me this day but I got as close as I could with my 50mm Sigma A lens (without rolling down the hill like Jack and Jill) to get this image.

I’ve done a tight crop on the image so that you could see the fungi better.  Are these a form of bracket fungus too?

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  1. #1 by mickey2travel on November 12, 2015 - 6:27 am

    It might sound a little weird, but the fungus is actually nice to look at! Beautiful photo!

  2. #3 by Nancy on November 12, 2015 - 8:17 am

    Glad you didn’t roll down the hill! Love this… as it shows us how the most uncommon can sometimes be the best.

    • #4 by imagesbytdashfield on November 12, 2015 - 3:10 pm

      That would’ve hurt – a lot! The color is just wild considering the colors around it at the time.

  3. #5 by allentimphotos2 on November 12, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Very nice. This would make a great color study.

  4. #10 by ChgoJohn on November 12, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Those fungi are beautiful, Teri. It’s always a special treat to discover one — especially that colorful — when out taking a stroll.

    • #11 by imagesbytdashfield on November 12, 2015 - 3:10 pm

      Thanks. I don’t think they’d work in any food for humans though 🙂

  5. #12 by milfordstreet on November 12, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    It looks huge!

    • #13 by imagesbytdashfield on November 12, 2015 - 3:11 pm

      They were pretty big. You couldn’t have missed seeing them if you tried!

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