This tiny white Mycena (cap average about 3mm) is easily recognized when young by a cap coated with sugar-like granules, and a stipe with a swollen disc-like base. The cap granules becomes less distinct with age but remnants can usually be found with a hand-lens. It can be found on fallen twigs or moss-covered trunks of deciduous trees. Usually after a wet and rainy period.
To capture it, i used a 150mm macro + 2x extender + extra flashlight.
Image: Schilde (Be) - 22/01/2010
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