fairy toadstools in the green garden

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    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.

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


    '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

    lorayne, florriebassingbourn, and 3782 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ~ Liana77 ~ 43 months ago | reply

      Soooo beautiful! <3

    2. fwmsstudent 42 months ago | reply

      i locw'dwlekldfsa

    3. Fine Pix007 [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      lovey shot

    4. Tommy Poole 41 months ago | reply

      This is great. Just shows you there is always another "angle". Wonderful job!

    5. Chris_Tina2013 41 months ago | reply

      Excellent macro!

    6. chandrasekhar banerjee 40 months ago | reply

      one of the most beautiful pictures i have seen!

    7. Professor444 37 months ago | reply

      This is a perfect example of "Photographic Excellence". Well done!

    8. melm@r 37 months ago | reply

      wow, excelent!

    9. tel1749 30 months ago | reply

      I have been doing low level photography for a number of years now see my site sets Harcourt arboretum & youlbury fungus. its good to get down at there level even if you get funny looks from people passing by

    10. squirrelled 22 months ago | reply

      Hermosa foto. Gracias por compartir.

    11. worldlycurators 19 months ago | reply

      Alex, your nature shots caught my attention. I'd love to invite you to Worldly to share your outdoor experiences with others looking for adventure ideas. Here's your invitation link: wrld.ly/FlickrPal

      Email me if you have questions. - kendall@worldly.com

    12. SaSpMedia 12 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture! Wow! :)

    13. tel1749 12 months ago | reply

      HI Andrew I am not sure how you got to the top with a photo of fungi I have a album of them on my photo stream & none has been give huge numbers of viewed image or faves no wows or omg etc. so be thank full you got what you had
      have fun with your camera

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