fairy toadstools in the green garden

Thank you all so much for such encouraging comments, and for the 3000+ faves.

 

Each Autumn I get two visits from these fungi in my garden. They seem to be part of circles with a radius of nearly 1 metre - hence the "fairy ring". They last a couple of days, then disintegrate, and presumably this is just long enough to set and distribute spores. I understand the whole circle is part of a single organism.

www.forteantimes.com/articles/141_faeryrings.shtml

 

They came again a year later, but not in the same grouping.

 

www.flickr.com/photos/algo/70051962/in/set-1218250/

 

'fairy toadstools' On Black

 

LARGER On Black

 

Another one -- flickr.com/photos/algo/223705667/

 

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Winge about Interestingness/Explore, and the arbitrary treatment of photos on Flickr.

 

For two years this was officially my most Interesting photo. Then, suddenly, it disappeared from my Most Interesting 200 photos list altogether. And it was kicked down from No.1 in the most interesting lists for a number of tags, to 500+ (if I could find it at all.).

I suppose I am grateful that it got all that exposure from two years as a most interesting photo. But I am also concerned that Flickr has that much control over the exposure that someone gets. I'm a very amateur photographer, but it could dramatically effect a professional.

 

(If interested, please see my "Banned from Explore" set -- www.flickr.com/photos/algo/sets/72157607021230533/ .)

 

Once top of the "most Interesting" of several Tags -- Fungi - toadstools - macro - mushrooms - autumn - closeup - Utata - - amongst others

 

 

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Taken on October 27, 2001