Monday in Nature, November 20, 2017

Discussion in 'Nature' started by ShunCheung, Nov 20, 2017.

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  1. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

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    Double-crested cormorant

  2. Panellus serotinus

  3. ...And God said (after he had already created countless colorful wildlife animals): "I feel like making some black and white graphic designs." And so the zebras came to life. ;)

    ( Converetd to B&W with warm tone - Nikon D300s with Nikon 70-200mm lens @130mm (35mm=195mm), f/8, 1/800s, ISO 800. )

  4. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    TONY0007 - Fungi 002a.jpg

    Had intended this closer to Halloween, since it looks like
    Devil Horns to me !!
  5. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    Reminds me of images from Muybridge's Zoopraxiscope, for some reason.
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  6. Monarch butterfly seen in Austin, Texas. Nature Monday 11-20-2017.jpg
  7. Grey-necked wood rail. The loud call of these small hen-sized birds is very much like a donkey braying. For some reason, a lot of the birds down here in Uruguay have red eyes.
    . Grey-necked wood rail.jpg
  8. Anhinga profile

    Profile (1 of 1).jpg
  9. With a little added contrast and saturation, this fogbow became visible. DSC_0979_out.jpg
  10. Do not touch this hairy vine because it's Poison Ivy and just as toxic without it the leaves.
  11. Bill, I believe your "Anhinga profile" is actually a Cormorant. Compare with Shun's opening image. Anhingas have a straight, spear like beak. Still, a nice image.

    Tony, you have a outcrop of Armillaria. I can't see if they have a ring or not on the stem (stipe), so I won't go beyond genus. You have a few species in your area including A. oystoyae. That is the species of the "Humongous Fungus" in Malheur National Forest in Oregon. It is currently the largest organism (in area) in the world. Careful where you tread, it's coming to get you.:)

    Yepper, I can attest to that.
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  12. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    Thanks for the ID, Laura. I have heard of the fungus - and have no intention of going to Oregon. :eek:

    Must admit I wondered about Bill's image too, but never having seen Anhinga, I did not feel confident enough to query it.
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