Fly Amanita , A. muscaria guessowii
|Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni)
|Date Taken: 2005-07-21|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-03-09 13:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Fly Amanita, or Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is very widespread, but in the East states it has a different colour, the cap being yellow instead of the more usual red.|
Here on Mont Desert Island, in Acadia Ntl Park.
Thanks to Laszlo for telling us the variant's name.
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It a funny mushroom! Great job...well done!
Good photo. Reason of the different cap colour is this isn't the well-known Amanita muscaria var. muscaria (the red and white fairytale fungus), but a variant living in Eastern North America (from the mid-Atlantic states to central Quebec), A. muscaria var. guessowii.
Tfs, best wishes from Hungary, László
- [2009-03-09 19:37]
Great shot of the Amanita with wonderful detail and color!! Excellent exposure and DOF.
I was up to Arcadia National Park a few years ago and remember all the beautiful sights and sounds.
A very nice capture of this Amanita.
There is a yellow Amanita that looks exactly like this called Amanita flavoconia, and that could be what you have captured here.(Oh ... I've just seen that Laszlo has a different idea too :) His ID is very likely to be correct as he is a serious mycologist.
We have lots of the red ones in our garden every autumn.
In a few weeks I will be able to see maybe 20 or 30 just 2 or 3 metres in front of me as I sit at my computer.
I have poste some from last season, and will post a few more this year.
Cheers & TFS
A nice capture of this beautiful mushroom. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- [2009-03-11 14:36]
Good job on the lighting in this scene, it does the Amanita justice compared to the drab aged log. Nicely done Philippe!