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Net-marked parmelia - Parmelia sulcata That's why I do not delete my old photos. This is one of my first photos - April 2015. Now, browsing my archives, I came across it. Ascomycota,Bulgaria,Dendrarium Botanical Garden,Europe,Fungi,Fungus,Geotagged,Lecanorales,Lecanoromycetes,Nature,Net-marked parmelia,Parmelia sulcata,Parmeliaceae,Shield lichen,Spring,Vitosha Mountain Nature Park,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. You raise a point I can't spread enough: photos sitting on hard disk can have a lot of value. They can be species intros, simply a joy to watch for others, and they can even be rare observations. Thank you for unlocking that value! Posted 2 years ago
    1. In fact this photo is a cropped detail of a bigger image with main subject Nuthach - Sitta europaea. I guess checking the old photos some more new species could pop up.
      Moreover - with the passing of years, one is changing his mind as far as the creative side of photography is concerned - I hope in a positive direction. Another view of composition, contrast, color temperature, and so on. Now I look at my old photos with another eye and appreciate them differently. It's always worth taking time and reviewing the archives.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Well said. Some members, including yourself, I've seen grow and improve over the years. It's a very visible thing. You've developed your own signature. I can see from a thumbnail when it's you.

        The other trend I find even more fascinating is people transforming into becoming species-aware in the field. Actively identifying and going on trips to find new species.

        Pokemon for nature ;)
        Posted 2 years ago
        1. Wow, I like this: "Pokemon for nature"! Posted 2 years ago
  2. I'm just one individual who is far more species- aware since I joined Jungledragon!
    Thank you to everyone who posts.
    Posted 2 years ago

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Net-marked parmelia , or shield lichen, is a foliose lichen in the family Parmeliaceae. It is very tolerant of pollution and has a cosmopolitan distribution, making it one of the most common lichens. It harbours a unicellular ''Trebouxia'' green algal symbiont.

Similar species: Lecanorales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Feb 26, 2018. Captured Apr 13, 2015 07:34 in Unnamed Road, 1616, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO1600
  • 286mm