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Chicken of the Wood

The real name of this bracket fungus we came across on our visit to Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, (see yesterday), is Laetiporous Sulphureus, or Chicken of the Wood.

I took this in the rain using the on-camera flash at the base of the tree among some shrubs so I am quite pleased with how it has come out.

It is eatable apparently and is cooked in the same manner as chicken.  More details are available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

Now tomorrow you are in for a treat or a shock, whichever way you look at it, for I am coming out of my shell to say "Hello!"

Chicken of the Wood

The real name of this bracket fungus we came across on our visit to Renishaw Hall near Sheffield, (see yesterday), is Laetiporous Sulphureus, or Chicken of the Wood.

I took this in the rain using the on-camera flash at the base of the tree among some shrubs so I am quite pleased with how it has come out.

It is eatable apparently and is cooked in the same manner as chicken.  More details are available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus

Now tomorrow you are in for a treat or a shock, whichever way you look at it, for I am coming out of my shell to say "Hello!"

comments (7)

  • Ginnie
  • back from Hawaii!
  • 5 Jun 2008, 02:21
This is a totally idyllic, creative capture, Brian! You can just stare at this and THEN eat it up. WOW. Great processing.

I can hardly wait for tomorrow!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, I don't fancy eating it myself, it can upset some people who may not have an iron stomach!
Nice one Brian. I took some bracket fungus pictures yesterday but I'm not overly impressed with the result...even less so now!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, again I admit to a "twiddle" with the burn tool to saturate the bright colours a bit more.
Superb shot Brian. I really like the intricacy here! Well spotted.
Brian Walbey: My wife Maureen actually saw it while I was busy shooting something else Richard, int he rain!
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 5 Jun 2008, 18:15
well you have done a great job of making this fungus look delightful Briansmile
Brian Walbey: It's quite exotic isn't it Tim but I don't fancy trying to eat it.
  • Alan
  • Southampton.. sunny south coast of England
  • 5 Jun 2008, 19:09
Hmmm.. I'm always wary of edible things growing in the wild. My luck would be to wrongly identify something! You've done a good job of ilsolating the fungus from the tree, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Because it was in a dark spot at the foot of the tree the flash fortunately only highlighted the fungus Alan, that was lucky I guess.
  • Ellie
  • in the damp and cold
  • 5 Jun 2008, 23:47
Is that what it's called? I spotted one of these the other day and took a couple of pictures of it.

The colours you've captured are superb, with the light edges to the fungus showing perfectly, better than mine. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comments Ellie, I'm sure your pictures are equally as good, I've not seen a bad one of yours yet.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 6 Jun 2008, 15:40
Looks more like pancakes to me.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Jewlya, I hadn't thought of pancakes but I think you are proably right. I'd rather eat the pancake though!

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