Devil's snuff-box

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    Devil's snuff-box or the common puffball. Captured on Sep 13, 2009 in Tampere, Finland.

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    The common puffball, gem-studded puffball or devil's snuff-box (Lycoperdon perlatum) is a moderate-sized puffball mushroom with a round fruiting body tapering to a wide stalk. It is off-white with a top covered in short spiny bumps or 'jewels'.

    When mature they become brown and a hole in the top opens to release spores in a burst when the body is compressed by raindrops, a touch, falling nuts, etc.

    - Wikipedia
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    1. Charles Dawson 20 months ago | reply

      Great shot and detail!

    2. casch52 20 months ago | reply

      Stunning shot. Beautiful

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    3. poly-ester 20 months ago | reply

      poke it! lol

    4. skay44 20 months ago | reply

      Beautiful

    5. carlosthedesigner 20 months ago | reply

      Ace. What a beautiful little moster of a fungi :)

    6. 108 is NIHIL 20 months ago | reply

      WOW! This is fantastic!

    7. glenn turner 20 months ago | reply

      Fabulous macro shot, and great specimen!

    8. kasajusaroj 20 months ago | reply

      Great Capture!

    9. kuteram 20 months ago | reply

      Nice specimen.Great photo.Best regards from Serbia,Kuki.

    10. cruzi108 20 months ago | reply

      Great Macro, nice detail.

    11. red_lion 20 months ago | reply

      This is one of the best images ever!
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    12. twogreytoes 20 months ago | reply

      Medieval helmet...

    13. mr_la_rue 20 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

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