Yesterday turned out sunny and warm. Today is cold and damp. I spent the morning making more macro scales and then went out with the MP-E 65mm lens. I have trouble hand holding it but got middling results on a monopod.
Now it’s back to macro and today.
Though these were taken at between 1.56X and 3X and on different Alder trees I think it is all the same stuff. Most of these lichens grow on stones so bearing this in mind I decided to go for Lecanora chlarotera. The little volcano things produce spores, whether they also produce the fungus bit I don’t know.
This morning I noticed that the Lungwort was also starting to fruit.
Spore cups on Lobaria pulmonaria. What has been nibbling at the one in the middle image I don’t know, a pity it wasn’t still there it would have added interest and no doubt kept me busy for another hour whilst I misidentified it.
Many thanks to Trevor for helping with identifying Cladonia digitata and the one with red bits Cladonia macilenta. The jury is still out on the Earth Tongue as I can’t find a reference image that looks like that one. I’ll have to find someone to send it to. There used to be a lady near Braemar but that was ten years ago.
Have fun, I am but I’m looking forward to this macro lark wearing off, I’m having too much of a good thing.