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false prophets
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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-30
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/16, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-30 14:32
Viewed: 3123
Points: 6
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While visiting with some friends this fungi was found on a slope of their yard. I haven't been able to take many photos this month... surgery and recovery from a rather nasty ruptured appendix. However, I couldn't resist trying to get this shot.

If anyone can identify this particular fungi, I would be appreciative. Fungi are difficult to identify at the species level... many require a microscope.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-30 15:23]

Hi Larry,i can't help you about the name,these are truley new for me,but i must to give you a great compliment for this excellent pic,very good point of view,sharpness and colors in a difficult light.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-01 13:17]

Hello Larry,
I am presently on vacation in Oklahoma, so I don't have a guide book close at hand. You did a fine job of photographing this trio of fungi, but as you already stated, getting the proper ID can be a real challenge.
I like the composition and excellent detail you managed to capture. The DOF is great as you wisley used an f/16 aperture. Very nice image. Hope you get a full recovery from your operation.

Hi Larry,
Seems like old fruit-bodies of Chlorophyllum brunneum (Farl. & Burt) Vellinga, although, as you said, in most cases proper identification's impossible without microscopic analysation. But the visible macroscopic features (fruiting in nitrophilous fields, even in gardens; flesh color changes to red after breaking; bulbous stem base) correspond.
Best regards, László

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