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Copyright: Ruby Sarkar (rubyfantacy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 1 N: 417] (2627)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus Pen EPL 1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-03 22:06
Viewed: 1802
Points: 6
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Found this fungus in the woods of Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.. in the month of August. It was a cloudy day, and inside the deep woods it was quite dark. Had to use flash to get a clearer view.

Not sure about the species yet. Some possibilities are:

1. Admirable bolete (Boletus mirabilis)
2. Common Laccaria (Laccaria laccata)
3. Fringed Tubaria (Tubaria furfuracea)

Need ID help.

[Olympus PEN E-PL1. No Tripod]

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很漂亮的菇 照的很可愛
構圖很美麗 黑白對照漂亮
構圖也很好看 謝謝分享

Hi Ruby,
Great photo with fantastic color contrast. About the ID: it's very difficult, almost impossible to identify this species without microscopic analysation. Surely a boletoid fungus, so Laccaria laccata and Tubaria furfuracea are out of question without doubt. Your mushroom is most probably a Boletellus, firstly I thought about B. projectellus, but that species, although very similar to your model, is having ectomycorrhizal connection only with 2-needled pines (Pinus mugo, P. sylvestris), while your photo shows broadleaved environment. However, let's only say you photographed a boletoid species. Next time, please, be more careful with the watermark. This one is pointless and ridiculous.
Best regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-05 20:15]

Hello Ruby,
What a beautiful bright red mushroom you have found. You've done a great job of photographing it even though as you stated, the lighting was very challenging. I too believe it is probably a type of Bolete.
There are so many different species that it is really hard to say for sure which type it is without a spore sample. I did try to find some images in my Mushroom Guide Books and the closest I came to this one is a Frost's Bolete. Check out this site and see what you think.

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