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Mississippi Mushroom

Mississippi Mushroom
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Copyright: Jason Ervin (ervinjn) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 7] (77)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-17
Categories: Fungi
Exposure: f/4.3, 1/32 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-18 9:06
Viewed: 3314
Points: 3
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This popped up in my parent's back yard after a rain. I don't know that I had ever seen one quite like it before. I was interested by the circular holes in its top and the one on the stem. If I recall, there were a handful of them and they lasted for several days.

I don't know a thing about mushrooms, but I have located what seems to be a promising site for someone that's interested: http://americanmushrooms.com/
Maybe I can add an i.d. to this note after some investigation.

I thought I might look up the etymology of the word mushroom and maybe use it to come up with a clever title. All I found was that the word derives from a middle english word, itself coming from Old French via Norman french and ultimately from the Latin word mussiriō.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-01-19 6:22]
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Nice study of this interesting fungi.

In my opsinion the crop is a little tight on the sides, maybe a landscape format might have been more pleasing to the eye.



Hi Jason,

Morer than 2 years passed since you uploaded the pic but nobody helped you in ID specification. So I did: what you shot is Xerocomus rubellus (Krombh.) Quél., a smaller bolete species often growing in parks and sometimes in gardens, most of all under oaks but sometimes also under some other deciduous trees (beech, chestnut, hornbeam, hazel etc.).

Technically: the out-of-focus grass-blades in the foreground are very disturbing and hurt my eyes, they should have been gardened before clicking. The focus wasn't taken on the closest square centimeters of the cap so this part of the mushroom is unsharp, which is a bit disturbing also. At least the colors are OK.

Best regards, László

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