Access to this windthrown Alnus ruba (red alder) was a bit of an issue – it sat in the middle of a pond! Granted, it was frozen at the time, though I wasn’t about to chance my luck by walking across. It hadn’t been that cold the night before, frankly (only minus 4 degrees Celsius).
I had initially tried to zoom in with my camera to get a good photo, but was limited to only a distant capture of the fungal brackets (which I suspect are Ganoderma applanatum judging by morphology, though I cannot be certain). In a brief moment of absolute intelligence that has probably exhausted supplies for the remainder of this year, I put my camera’s lens up to my binoculars and, after a good few tries, managed to get a decent enough photo. The results are below.