I dont think it is ever easy to capture a nice image of the forest floor but you have done well here!
As the cap is not green this can not be Gliophorus viridis its more then likely Gliophorus lilacipes due to the pink cap. A look for cystidia on the gill edge would confirm this.
Pure poetry here Steve. I love the way the entrance with it's trees and the sunlight beckon to you. Way to go on finding this shot. TFS Trevor
wow so many together in a group amazing!
I think this is likely Gliophorus lilacipes but as you say very difficult to name with out a microscope. Even the official description are so poor that they ofhen dont help :)
I might have gone for Cortinarius taylorianus but regardless nice photo with good colours.
It's having so nice color.. And the details of the subject is very well captured. It's amazing DOF too...
Thanks for sharing...
Steve I forgot to mention when I was looking at you email the small brown fungi on the cap is likely Galerina decipiens or similar.
Steve do these start life as bright orange fungi and then slowly go yellow? The orange only evident in the gills once they have turned yellow
Thank you for catching the beauty of this NZ forest