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Hygrocybe psittacina Var. perplexa

Hygrocybe psittacina Var. perplexa
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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II USM, Hoya HMC UV(0)
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-28 13:43
Viewed: 4451
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This maybe Hygrocybe psittacina Var. perplexa (otherwise a variety of the Parrot Toadstool).

I found it halfway down a mountain the Lake District. I think the term is unimproved heathland!

The caps were anything from 1cm to 5cm in size, but they were all very closely growing to the ground. There was a very definite red/pink colour to them which what caught my attention and despite the poor weather conditions, I decided to try a photo of them.

I haven't included any data on them from the internet, because I am still unsure on their ID. I have included a workshop of a young specimen to aid ID.

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To extramundi: SometimesAramok 1 10-29 09:11
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Tal vez la luz algo durilla en las setas, algo caida... ya hubiera buscado la horizontal ;). Es mi modesto punto de vista :D. Un gran trabajo te felicito :)

Hi Emma, looking at the smaller version I would say they are Scarlet Wax-cap (Hygrocybe coccinea).
They certainly look unusual like this, well spotted and thanks for sharing.


Hi Emma, I have a 3rd choice of name for you this one is generally only found in northern britain which is where you saw this. (One of the reason it is good for people to inclued details of where and how they found a subject). I think it is more likely to be Hygrobesplendidissima the image I have of it seem to match the 2 images you have.
You seem to have got the details of this well inspite of the weather and having to use the flash. TFS

Very beautiful specimen. I like your shot, great colours and quite descriptive. I would have cleaned a bit more the disturbing grass. Thanks for sharing.

Quelle splendeur! Merci pour ce partage.

Nice shot Emma,
Good colour, detail and sharpness.
Well composed and good exposure.
Thanks for posting, have a good weekend.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-29 4:23]

What a beautiful and interesting fungi shot that you have well done ! Congratulations Emma and thanks for sharing here.
PS : sorry for my comment a bit short but I explain why on the TN forum…

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-10-29 16:51]

fantastyczne zdjęcie, świetna jakość i kolory.
grzyby też super.

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