Finalist: Amanita muscaris colony, Lt, Brickhill 31 10 20

Finalist Fly agaric under silver birch: Amanita muscaris colony, October 2020. Little Brickhill. Julian Lambley

The photo was taken on Halloween (appropriately) with a mobile phone. The colony was found in a small damp dell amongst sliver birch at the foot of woods near Little Brickhill. Two weeks afterward the fungi had degenerated.

The phone achieved a better focus across the depth of field than my large format camera.

Julian Lambley