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Lincoln, Rhode Island
While wandering around at Lincoln Woods today during lunch, I spotted this small birch tree sporting a very handsome ear-shaped fungal accessory. They're all the rage, judging by the other nearby trees also wearing the same style mushroom. Now, I did try to identify the type of mushroom on the tree, however my inability to do so gives you a pretty good idea as to why I don't pick wild mushrooms. That, of course, does beg the question as to how the edible and non-edible versions were identified in the first place. I mean, after the first couple of villages were wiped out from eating the poisonous variety, you'd think the entire concept of eating fungi would have been abandoned. I know I'd have passed on it!
Post processing started with a neutral filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, and boost white. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.