05/10/2012 12:21 pm ET

The Delicate Beauty Of Mushroom Gills In Macro

From the toadstools of fairytales to the exotic shiitake of Japan, mushrooms have held a place in our imaginations — and on our dinner plates — for centuries. In this series of photographs, however, you'll see a more unfamiliar side of fungi — close-ups of the fragile and tender gills that are usually tucked away beneath the cap.

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