Fairies’ Round Table

Would anyone care to identify this little mushroom? Nature provides such intricate patterning around the edges of this specimen and one asks for what purpose? This was a classic macro shot in very poor light and requiring a longer depth of field that normal. A record shot by all accounts… the only creativity apparent is nature’s own in the object.
(Canon 7D; f/20; ½ sec; ISO-800; 60mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography