Another from my day out with AlleyCatz.
This is a Cep or Penny Bun which has densly packed tubes instead of gills.The young deeply convex caps are often wrinkled & narrower than the broad stem but expand to a large fleshy dome shape.The very swollen pale brown stem is overlain by a raised, white honeycomb network most obvious at the apex.
This variety is edible when young & the older ones dry well.....this one could have fed a whole Army !
The gold reflector was used on this one,held in place by my 'shrooming pal..Alison.It does so make a difference to the look of the 'shroom with that extra touch of light under the cap.Diffuser held above to avoid harsh light.
F8 manual mode
1/25th sec with tripod
Raw file converted in C1
Curves adjusted & border added in CS3
Thankyou for taking the time to look,I do hope you aren't getting fed up with these,there were so many varieties on offer in the woods,it was difficult not to take images