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Laccaria amethystina

Laccaria amethystina
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-08
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-21 10:28
Viewed: 3990
Points: 28
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Laccaria amethystina

Info in english in the lower part.

Sombrero: Color violeta o azul violáceo, más intenso en los jóvenes y con tiempo húmedo. Primer convexo y luego se va aplanando, a veces presenta el centro ligeramente hundido. Mantiene el borde enrollado durante bastante tiempo, luego puede ondularse y estriarse. La cutícula es algo granulosa cuando joven y suele volverse escamosa. Entre 2 y 7 cm. de diámetro.

Himenio: Láminas violeta, escasas, separadas, adherentes y desiguales. A veces parecen cubiertas del polvillo blanco de las esporas. Esporada blanca.

Pie: Fibroso, hueco, algo ondulado, estilizado y violeta.

Dónde y cuándo encontrarla: Aparece en verano y otoño en el suelo de bosques o sobre el musgo.

Observaciones: Es un buen comestible, aromático, buen acompañante de platos de carne y en tortilla. Mejor desechar el pie ya que es bastante fibroso. (ojo se puede confundir y absorve mucho arsenico del suelo en sitios contaminados).

Encontré esta informacion AQUI.

F:8 - 1/10 - Programa manual - Aguantando a mano el minitripode en una pared vertical.

Laccaria amethystina

Info from Mushroomexpert.com:

"Ecology: Mycorrhizal with hardwoods (especially partial to oak and beech); growing alone or scattered; summer; widely disributed east of the Rocky Mountains.

Cap: .5-3.5 cm; broadly convex to plane; often with a central depression; the margin even or inrolled, not lined or lined; nearly smooth or finely hairy-scaly; bright grayish purple, fading to buff; changing color markedly as it dries out (often resulting in "two-toned" specimens).

Gills: Attached to the stem, or rarely running down the length of the stem; distant or nearly so; thick; waxy; dark purple or colored like the cap.

Stem: 1-7 cm long; 1-7 mm thick; equal or slightly swollen at the base; coarsely hairy or scaly; colored like the cap; with lilac to whitish basal mycelium.

Flesh: Insubstantial; colored like the cap or paler.

Taste and Smell: Mild.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 7-10 x 7-10 µ; round; ornamented with spines 1.5-3 µ long and over 1 µ wide at their bases. Basidia 4-spored, rarely 2-spored."

Beware, it is edible but there are similar poisonus, also extracts a lot of arsenic in contaminated substrates.

Hope you like!

F:8 - 1/10 - Manual exposure - Handhelding minitripod in a vertical wall.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-21 10:46]

This is a fine portrait of this fungus, sharp and well composed. It is difficult to show the underside of the hat but you have made a good job.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-21 10:49]
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Continúa la saga de relatos y composiciones con gran belleza Felipe.
El usual POV que nos maravilla siempre, con buenos colores y profundidad, que a pesar del desenfoque, nos permite ver los otras hongos de la escena.
Me encanta el entorno del protagonista con suaves tonos y un muy adecuado encuadre vertical.
Por aguantar el mini trípode con un 1/10 de velocidad, la imagen es muy nítida... sin dudas.
Excelente dato que además de existir especies venonosas, otras como estas pueden absorber arsénico y ser tanto más nocivos.
Gracias... como siempre.
Un gran saludo... Ricardo

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-21 10:54]

I like your capture of Laccária amethýstina. Very nice light coming through the cap and it is a good illustration for size compared to the little fungi behind.
This is very common in deciduous forests in Sweden. It has a fantastic colour and is easily spotted in the woods. It's been discovered that it contains arsenik and should therefore not be eaten!
Thanks, Ulla

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2006-10-21 10:57]

well i have struck gold here...the toadies expert site...:)
i am forever seeing them now in the damp autumn and find them interesting in their little colonies
i havent seen any as brilliant as yours or this one which is your latest
i can only critique on the immense beauty they are and your shot with the trio in the back ground makes me think of a singer and the backing group
god bless

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-21 10:59]

Great colour and I love the light showing at the edge of the cap. Lovely POV and I like the OOF funghi in the BG. Great note



Hello Felipe,
percect perspective which let the fungus appear very tall.
Great sharpness and natural, impressive colours.
Regards, FABIAN

That's sooooo wonderful - what a beautiful violet one - and the hat is shining, that's so pretty. I also love to see the other ones in the back, a real dreamshot, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Aparte de buen fotografo eres un experto en Setas. Eso es todo un mérito. Enhorabuena y saludos,

Hello Felipe,
This is an excellent picture from the "Lacktrichterling". This is the german name from this little mushroom. It is edible.
- Exellent shot with great sharpness, details and POV. This is a great composition. Thank you my friend. Have a great weekend.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-10-21 15:53]

Hi my friends!

Edible? Maybe, but I won't try :-) Lovely photo, Laccaria is big star on FG but don't forget about three supporters on BG. Great composition and quality. Very interesting subject.

I took few shots of fungi today so expect them on TN soon :-)

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2006-10-21 15:57]

Cze¶æ. Kolejne super zdjêcie Felipe. Doskona³a jako¶ i kompozycja. ¦wietnie zrobione. Robert.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-10-21 18:19]

What a pretty mushroon Felipe. It makes me think of a jelly fish with it's curved cap. A wonderful composition, especially seeing the cream ones in teh BG> Well done,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-22 4:29]

Hi Filipe

What a splendid mushroom! It's color is absolutely magnificent and the way it stands out of its surroundings is also great. Excellent contrast with that moss aournd there, too.
The lighting is impecable, showing all the fine textures from all the elements of the fungi and i particualrily like the POV and DOF with those OOF bunch of mushrooms in the back!
All-in-all a superb composition!

Bravo and TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-10-24 2:16]

Hello Felipe,
I appreciate this composition of quality. The good DOF give a good 3D effest. The texture on cap is great. Good note too.
Bravo my friend !

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