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Lactarius deterrimus

Lactarius deterrimus
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-08-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-09-02 15:07
Viewed: 323
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fungi season already started in Ireland, no doubt. A week ago, when I visited the majestic Glenshelane Forest I found a lot, including ca. 20-25 fruitbodies of False Saffron Milkcap (Lactarius deterrimus Gröger). Common species in Eurasia, forming mycorrhizal connection strictly and exclusively with spruce (Picea sp.), or, very rarely, in the arctic / alpine zone with the dwarf shrub bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi). Good edible, traditionally cooked or done as pickles. Gills decurrent (see the pic), milking when injured. Milk color: firstly carrot-red, then becomes maroon (within 10-30 minutes), later dirty green on air.

Photo was taken with flash, f/8, 1/20 sec. and ISO 80. PP: slight level adjustment; after re-sizing re-sharpening of the fruitbody.

This is the 1st time this common species pops up in my gallery, previously I shared Lactarius quietus, L. piperatus and L. acerrimus from the genera, here on TrekNature.

Thanks for looking.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-09-03 1:29]


Hello Laszlo,
I like this interesting fungi. You take a very good shot with amazing sharpness and focus from a nice POV. It is shaped like a water tower for water storage....

Ciao Laszlo, good use of flash, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-03 13:12]

Hi Laszlo,your classic POV from the ground is back like the mushrooms,fantastic capture of this species,just a bit oversaturated for me,but with impressive details everywhere,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-09-03 15:01]

Hi Laszlo
Interesting shape. It looks like an umbrella on a windy day.
Aesthetic presentation.


Hello Laszlo,
Nice to see a new species in your gallery gallery. Excellent capture with perfect details and colors. I like tight frame and dark background here.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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