What a unique looking mushroom.
We call those ink caps - you have caught it just before it finishes degrading - great picture.
Thanks! I'm kind of guessing at the name. I saw a photo in a book and since it looked the same to me, I used that name. I know that nature is full of look-a-likes, so it could be something else.
i've enjoyed looking at several of your WW photos and have to say that you have a great eye and more than a little skill with the camera~!really love this shot. the details on the mushroom are wonderful and the light is perfect. very nice~!:-)libbyQ
Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, I've been getting lots of spam comments, so I'm turning on word verification to help keep spammers away. I know it's a pain; I don't like it either. Hopefully, in time I'll be able to turn it off again. Thank you!