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Amanita Muscaria

Amanita Muscaria
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Copyright: Emmanuel Guhring (eman68) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 2 N: 14] (196)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-08 14:37
Viewed: 4649
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Amanita muscaria is a classic mushroom. Fully grown, the cap is usually around 12 cm in diameter (up to 30 cm) with a distinctive blood-red colour (crimson, fading to yellow with age), scattered with white to yellow, removable flecks (warts), which are remnants of the universal veil, a membrane that encloses the entire mushroom when it is still very young. The stem is white, 5-20 cm, with a basal bulb that bears universal veil remnants, in the form of a ragged collar or group of ruffs that circles the base of the stalk (or stipe).

It grows on the ground in a number of different woodlands, although birch, pine, spruce and fir are common in its habitats. It is considered poisonous, though rarely fatally so. The name "fly agaric" comes from its European use as an insecticide: crushed, dipped, or sprinkled in milk. It is sometimes consumed for its psychopharmacological effects. It is a very easily exported species that has been imported to many countries outside of Europe with, for example, pine plantations. When imported to a new country, A. muscaria can jump to native species (for example, Eucalyptus in Australia). It can then be exported with its new symbiont (for example, from Australia to Argentina).
(from Wikipedia)

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Una toma que muestra al hongo con luminosidad diferenciada del entorno sombrio levemente soft con vivo colorido una muy agradable composicion del hongo mortifero

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-09 1:01]

Hi Emmanuel, these mushrooms are so attractive, aren't they? I posted some a few months ago when we had our autumn here in New Zealand. I hadn't seen any here before.
Good capture of it, nice and sharp, and I like seeing all teh plants it is growing among. TFS

Bonjour Emmanuel !
Je n'en ai pas encore vu cette année, j'espère en trouver bientôt. la couleur rouge du chapeau fait un beau contraste avec l'environnement vert. Les détails, les couleurs, la composition et le POV sont superbes. Félicitations !

Very attractive and colourful species of fungus, Emmanuel. You have used fill flash to great effect in this shot; the subject has come out very well.
I too shot some mushrooms in a sub Himalayan region in India recently. It was the rainy season there and most of the specimens were in advanced stages of decay. I will share some of them later here on the TN.
Thanks for sharing this nice picture.

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