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Amanita viridis

Amanita viridis
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-12
Categories: Humorous
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-31 10:23
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Amanita viridis
The Lime-Green Amanita

We are all familiar with the big red and white caps of the Fly Agaric mushroom,Amanita muscaria'

It is only in New Zealand we find this extraordinary antipodean variation,Amanita viridis.
Actually,I've only ever found the one.
I've no idea whether or not it is edible,but I certainly wouldn't try eating this!

I hope you like this rare offering from New Zealand.
Thanks for looking,

NOTE: Just in case you are thinking of coming to New Zealand to find this rare Amanita,I should let you know ....
I simply swapped the colour channels around to make the red green.
Sorry to disappoint,but you must admit,it was a good April Fools gag !

cataclysta, red45, Mikolaj, jaycee, Hormon_Manyer, rousettus, jstewart, matatur, Juyona, flashpoint has marked this note useful
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Hi Steve
Fantastic. I think that it is the most unusual thing that I have ever seen on TN. Fantasctic Amanita and it is on my favourite list ;-0

Hi Steve,

What a fantastic species, I didn't know that green amanita really exists... great photo, sharp details, nice light and colors. Really looks grat.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-03-31 11:11]

Haha, Steve, very nice catch for this special day :-) I think it must be very poisonous. Probably after eating you would turn into green alien with long claws and big scrotum [TM] :-) I hope we'll here about this rare specie again. Maybe next year :-)

Hello Steve! Amazing amanita. Amazing colours. Good sharpness. Very good capture. Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-31 12:03]

Hi Steve,this is wonderfull!! I never seen nothing like that,incredible the colors of this amanita usually red. Great sharpness and colors and no better POV to show perfeclty this jewel of the nature.My best compliments,thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-31 12:16]

Hi Steve. I have just looked at the date Ha Ha. Great one . You have taken this GREEN Funngi with good detail and bright colours. wel ldone TFS.

PS you have made me smile tonight thanks.

hello Steve
i looks like Candy
wath a great colours
i have never seen this
it looks not real
super picture
greeting lou

Ciao Steve, fantastic fungi with bright green color, wonderful details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-03-31 12:58]

Hi Steve,

A green mushroom! Fantastic. This would have been perfect for St. Patrick's Day. A beautiful shot of this unusual fungus with lovely colors and fine details.


Hi Steve,
Well done. ;)
(It's not April here in Europa yet. Still 45 min to go)

Hi Steve,

I think this specie only exists on the 1st of April... :) You have great sense of humour - anyway, You're the only and the real Lord Potty. :) Except for Grzeg (red45) and Jean-Marie (Nephrotome2) everyone has eaten the cake... :) Well done, Steve. :)

Great idea - I have another one, which You can see tomorrow. For me 1st of April doesn't mean the "day of fools", but my younger son's birthday...

Thanx for the great gag - this is one of the most humorous pics of TN. Best wishes, László

Hello Steve
wovv, fantastic colored mushroom species. I have not seen such a vivid green colored one. shot is excellent, thanks for sharing, best wishes

Hi Steve,
Good to hear from you re my last posting. I come and go on TN.
This is amazing a) because of the colour of this Amanita, and b)your lovely rendition/invention of this discovery.
I'm becoming a little obsessive-compulsive perhaps - but if you wanted to make this perfect you could clone out some of the overblown highlights in the background, and even tone down the reflections on your mushroom. But thats nit-picking!
Cheers mate.

Thanks Steve, for this excellent image of a decidedly different mushroom in bright, mint green, a first for me.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-04-01 3:41]

Hola Steve,
original color,
magnífica calidad del disparo y buen pov,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-04-01 4:55]

Hello Steve,
Amanita virescens is a lovely and poetical creation. Thanks a lot for this creative posting!
A large :-)

Hi Steeve
What a beauty!!! well presented by a great photo
A beautiful mushroom but for sure I wont eat it!!!
Thanks for sharing your NZ beauties

hello Steve
exceptional subject
very good glance and result and beautiful green colour
splendid photo
best regards

It looks positively vicious, Steve, I wouldn't even dare lick my fingers for ages after touching it..
Cracking capture with excellent colours and DOF, well spotted - in more ways than one :o)

Wow when I saw this I wounded if some one had been busy in photoshop? Very much a curiosity as there is no record of this in NZ.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-04-02 1:34]

Dear Steve,
this is really amazing shot. I have never seen any green fungi yet. This is it. how beautiful, unique and special it is .
Well shown in great natural environment.
Excellent presentation, and must thank you for sharing.


Hello Steve,

Stunning green and something new i see, never seen a mushroom in green :) Great colours and a nice view.


Hello Steve,
The red version isn't edible. Never tried the green one.:-) Surprised there is a green version.

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful green mushroom. Perhaps a little more space above the top would have looked more nice. Very good details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hi Steve,
Wow! This is way cool, I have never seen a green white polka dotted shroon before. Great capture show excellent subject, sharpness and exposure.
Paul :)

Apparently, many had seen through your 1st April rouge, Steve, though a gullible guy like me would certainly have taken the bait line, hook and sinker :)!
Nevertheless, now that I have read your 'confession' on the Forum and gone through all the critiques you got on it, I still have to say that you 'invented' a lovely creation. Why can't a mushroom be green, anyway?

Is it true that this mushroom is grey?? Beautiful photo and beautiful mushroom, true or not.

Hehe. :-)

Hi Steve,

For a moment you had me completely fooled. Looks like the emerald jewel of fungi! Quite a find! :-) Awesome photo and PP work. Tfs.


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