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Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-19 13:27
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Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fly agaric or Fly Amanita (Amanita muscaria) is a cosmopolitan mushroom, native to birch, pine, spruce, fir and cedar woodlands throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Fully grown, the bright red cap is usually around 8-20 cm (3-8 inches) in diameter, though larger specimens have been found.

L'amanite tue-mouches ou fausse oronge (Amanita muscaria) est un champignon largement répandu dans l’hémisphère nord. Elle pousse en forêt sous feuillus (plutôt bouleaux), parfois aussi sous conifères de l'été jusqu'à la fin de l'automne. Son chapeau (jusqu'à 15-20cm) est rouge vif parsemé de flocons blancs.

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To evanrizo: ThanksCatherineD 1 10-20 14:04
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Hello Catherine,
A pleasant composition and attractive colour contrast!
Good details in the mushroom close-up, interesting to see some of the surrounding habitat...
Good colour palette in this fine autumn scenery!
Pablo -

Salut Cathrine, you know so much about wild flora and flowers!
This cosmopolitan mushroom comes very good.

Kalimera Katerina!

Nice photo! TFS.
But, IMHO, there is too much brightness on the top. It would be better if you had cropped it.

nice "Agaric";), I love Belgium (I very like Gent, i was livin there for few months), nice people in Belgium

Hi Cath,
Yes, the scene's just a bit overexposed but this is an old post of you (compo's great though). To tell more about the species itself: it's growing on acid soil exclusively, and also in the Southern hemisphere. From the 900+ Amanita species this is the only one with cosmopolitan distribution. Recorded from each continents.
Best regards, László

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