Dead Alder with Fungus

Daily Image - 28 December 2011 - Dead Alder with Fungus

There’s a circle of life in our forests and woodlots. As old trees die they become host to a large number of other organisms that take advantage of the nutrients to live, and at the same time recycle the tree. This alder is reaching the end but it is still useful as a home for this fungus growth. Soon the tree will fall to the ground where it will slowly provide for other organisms, until it completely disappears.

Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 800 – f11 – 1/45.


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Dead Alder with Fungus

  1. tasty tart says:

    I like the photo, but I like the story about how the dead tree gets recycled into the fungous.

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