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Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon IXUS 400, Canon 36-108mm équiv
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-04 11:45
Viewed: 7316
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Common name : Fly Agaric. Scientific name : Amanita muscaria.

Pileus : cap 5-25cm diameter, rounded at first, then plane in age, surface viscid when moist. Margin striate often with adhering partial veil fragments when young. Cap red, usually with white warts but in one variety, yellow warts.

Lamellae : gills adnexed to free, white to cream, edges roughened.

Stipe : white, 7-16 cm long, 2-3 cm thick, tapering to a bulbous base ; partial veil membranous, breaking to form a superior skirt-like veil. Volva consisting of two to three concentric rings at the stipe base.

Spores : 9-13 x 6.5-9.5 µm elliptical, smooth, nonamyloid. Spore print white.

Habitat : Amanita muscaria occurs under conifers in forest. From June to November...

Edibility : Toxic. Contains ibotenic acid and muscimol.


I replace my first Amaita which was too much illuminated by the flash.

Now, for mushroom, I shot without flash ! Also I never use tripod, so in dark forest it is not easy...

Robbrown, AndyB, carper, PDP, extramundi, gerhardt, Signal-Womb, RAP, poppygan59, marhowie, Luc has marked this note useful
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Ok where's the gnome it is traditional for one to be either sat on top or underneath thie partular fungus, which by the way is superb, spot on exposure of stem and cap. nice one

Very nice Christian.
Great colours , good sharpness and nice composition.
Good n ote.
Well done.

ou sont les nains qui vont avec ! !
non sans plesanter j'ai pas vu ce champignons depuis ma classe de decouvert en maternelle !
Je vois que ce champignon n'a pas perdu de sa beauté.
ta photo est vraiment superbe ! les couleur ( principalement rouge et blanc ) sont d'une intensité a la hauteur de se champignon, la nettete est bonne nottament sur la base du pied !
Comme tu le souligne le plus beau champignon de nos foret est aussi un des plus toxique$.
merci TAZ.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2004-10-04 12:44]

A very nice capture.
Excellent detail and colours,very good DoF.
A great note too.
Very well done.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2004-10-04 13:26]

This is an famous mushroom, very well taken, and of coarse great colours too, I like it with the good note, great job

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-10-04 14:16]

The stuff of fairy tales, this is the archetypical toadstool. You've done a fantastic job here Christian, well done.

I have seen this Muscarias a hundred times, and I always want to see or photograph once more. Perfect exposure and great detail. Beautiful specimen this one!

Yes a fairies toadstool indeed as Paul said. I've seen lot's in storybooks. Reluctantly none in real life. Great capture Christian. Very detailed phot and note. TFS.

Very nice looking mushroom with excellent detail and colour. Well done.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2004-10-04 15:24]

Nice, classic beauty of this very poisonous fungus, Taz, very good details and texture!

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-10-04 15:59]

Yo creo que lo que está arriba del sombrero del hongo, los pegaste tú para que pareciera otra especie Christian... ;-)
Otra bella opcion dentro de un enorme catálogo que nos permites conocer.

Je crois que ce qui est en haut du chapeau du champignon, eux tu t'as collée par pour qu'il paraisse autre espèce Christian... ;-)
Autre belle option dans un catalogue énorme que tu nous permets de connaître.

This is really a beautiful mushroom. You are getting quite good at this.

Taz, They should call this one "The Christmas Mushroom" because it sure looks like a Christmas ornament to me! I will say it again - the diversity of these things never ceases to amaze me! You've done an excellent job of capturing it in all its glory. Well done - AGAIN!!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-10-05 4:24]

Particulièrement bien photographié, avec une multitudes de détails et une excellente profondeur de champ. Nous avons aussi des amanites tue-mouches au Québec.
Félicitations Christian!
Ta note accompagnatrice m'apprend beaucoup.

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2004-10-06 15:03]

L'un de nos plus beau champignon à chapeau.
Une superbe composition aux couleurs très agréables.
Hallucinogène parait-il, tu nous raconteras! ;-)
Merci, cela faisait longtemps que je n'en avit pas vu.

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  • Sas (24)
  • [2004-10-07 15:07]

Bonjour Taz,
très belle prise , bien colorée, on a presque envie d'en manger
Note très instructive.

nice classic fairy toadstall
spot on colours and focus
nice one
Dave R

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