Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria amethystina)
Went out with a friend today for a walk in the forest to find some mushrooms to photograph (makes a change from birds). It’s been a while since i made an HDR image but when i saw this strange little shroom i just had to give it the HDR treatment to retain as much detail as i could. The strange thing is that this is actually edible!!! Because the coloration fades with age and weathering, it becomes difficult to identify, hence the common name ‘Deceiver’. Shot info: 3 shot AEB @ f/16, ISO 100, merged to HDR with Photomatix Pro, finished off in Photoshop CS5.