Ear Fungi by helenhall

Ear Fungi

Of course, this is not ear fungi as I am sure that there is no such thing. But what I see reminds me of ears and certainly has repeating patterns.

I have been thinking about repeating patterns all week, I know for sure that they are everywhere and thought that my get pushed challenge to take a picture of repeating patterns would not prove too difficult.

Well, the only repeating patterns I had on my mind were ones relating to life, and habits and when in a more positive frame of mind, the patterns of the seasons. If it had been a literary challenge, I could have waxed lyrical all week.

With apologies to my get pushed partner Sylvia, as I have not found it easy to use the camera this week, but I did make an effort yesterday to seek out something to fill the brief.

Does anyone know the name of this fungi? I couldn't seem to find it when trying to identify.

I am also submitting for February words ear. I have some shame in doing so, but I am right out of energy so know that any ideas that I have in my head will not now get realised today.
@sprphotos thank you for challenging me and giving me the motivation to at last pick up the camera yesterday and look for patterns.
February 21st, 2021  
Beautiful details and great shot for repeating patterns!
February 21st, 2021  
Such interesting shapes! You get the pattern of the fungi themselves, as well as the pattern of the colour in each one. Excellent choice.
February 21st, 2021  
Some of the fungi that grow on trees are quite spectacular in shape, texture and pattern. I'm reminded of seashells when I look at these ones. Great detail and texture.
February 21st, 2021  
I love these, such interesting shapes
February 21st, 2021  
A lovely find and capture.Fav 😊
February 21st, 2021  
@helenhallHelen Jane, there is no end to possible repeating pattern subjects in nature; you have succeeded with this image in more ways than one. For starters, the mushrooms in a row, the multiple-coloured lines in the mushrooms and the different patterns in the textured weathered wood. Using a shallow depth of field to blur the background clutter and bring the fungi into focus is perfect. I also like the diagonal composition.
I believe these fungi are from the Turkey Tail Mushroom family. Well done.
February 21st, 2021  
@sprphotos thank you. I know that there are many repeating patterns out there but for a while, I just wasn't seeing them. Thank you. Thanks for the ID - it looks like you are right. And now I learn that they are used for medicinal purposes.
February 21st, 2021  
it's so fab!
February 21st, 2021  
Lovely find and capture fv!
February 21st, 2021  
Great perspective.
February 21st, 2021  
I've always known them as "Turkey Tails". Nicely captured!
February 21st, 2021  
I don't know the name of this fungi but ear fungi works perfectly.
February 21st, 2021  
Great composition and details.
February 22nd, 2021  
I see the beautiful repeating patterns. You have succeeded in my opinion! Like Ann, I've always known this as turkey tail fungus. It's always a treat to find!
February 22nd, 2021  
You guys are killing it! I am so encouraged by everyone shots, I work 12 hour days sometimes six days a week so it’s kinda of hard for me to get out but I love your images.
February 22nd, 2021  
@eg365projectorgmoartt you are working long hard days. It is hard to keep the project up when full time working. I often find myself chasing my tail - especially in winter when the light hours are shorter than my work hours. I am really enjoying your project too.
February 22nd, 2021  
A lovely capture. They do remind me of ears. :)
March 1st, 2021  
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