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British Soldier Close-Up (4 inset images!)

British Soldier Close-Up (4 inset images!)
4 images above in notes! :)

This is a close up of the British Soldier in the main image. I wanted to show the wonderful detail! :)

From Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for July 2002:

Cladonia cristatella [cluh-DOHN-ee-uh cris-ta-TELL-uh] is a very common and well known lichen, found throughout the northeastern USA into Canada. There are look-alike species throughout most of the world as well. The little red "caps" that resemble the red hats worn by invading British troops during the American Revolutionary war give the lichen its common name of the the "Bristish Soldier Lichen." In reality, the red hats are actually the sexual fruiting structure of the lichen, the apothecia.
(be sure to visit Tom's page for the full article!)

Marco, Maria Mickle, Marcos, Jeanne and 21 other people have particularly liked this photo


9 comments - The latest ones
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
♥ You always put the wonders of nature in a special light.
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
They are an especially pretty fungus.
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
wonderful bokehs!!!!!!!!!
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Absolutely stunning - wonderful
7 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Original et belle macro !
7 years ago.
 Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Follement belle cette macro.... j'adore !!!
7 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Marvellous picture ! *******
7 years ago.
 Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland club
Wonderful photo.
7 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Love this closeup, first seen as an inset in your other photo. Just a beautiful capture, well worth your efforts!
7 years ago.

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