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Hygrocybe sp.

Hygrocybe sp.
Photo Information
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: 2008-06-19
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): New Zealand Fungi [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-19 5:54
Viewed: 5111
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm not yet positive of the exact species, but I'm pretty certain this is a Hygrocybe of some sort.
The trouble with pinning down the identity of Hygrocybes is that they keep changing the names, and the various experts don't always necessarily agree.
This goes particularly for yellow, orange, red and green species.
According to one book Hygrocybe blanda is orange, according to another it is yellow.
The same goes for Hygrocybe cavipes.
This has the colours of Hygrocybe procera, but the stem is the wrong shape and H.procera is not as large as this.
There are a few possibilities, but I'm reluctant to put a name to it until I know more.
Whatever it is, its a jolly pretty fungi.
If anyone has any ideas I'd be pleased to hear them.
I hope you like it anyway.
Thanks for looking.

Miss_Piggy, eqshannon, haraprasan, Luis52, Hormon_Manyer, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To sandpiper2: 10/32LordPotty 2 07-04 00:26
To fungiman: Good pointsLordPotty 1 06-24 20:59
To joey: The 'new' fungiLordPotty 1 06-20 20:16
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A very pretty Funi Steve. Love the colours, they seem to work well together, with the deep orange and the browns just helping to highlight the fungi better. Your eye isnt distracted to much and the fungi,, definately is the centre of attention. I also like the fact that you can see more in the background giving the image a sense of depth.

Great photo mate

Hi Steve,
Very natural and warm colors. You made a good choice about not using flash. Nice composition. Interesting and pretty specimen of fungi.
Best regards,

Hallo Steve
You’re fungi photographs that you have been posting is really remarkable, and this orange one is no exception. I do not have much knowledge about fungi and because of that I prefer not to give my comments on these kinds of postings. I can however not let this beauty pass without adding my little comment for what it is worth. A well composed image with good and clear details. The dark background emphasise the details and colour of the fungi even more. A splendid image indeed. Trek Nature is without a doubt a very interesting and most educational site. Not a day will pass that I don't see or learn something new. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.
Kind regards.

Note much appreciated via e-! A cool image Steve..I am glad you are back to shooting and having a roughly good time of it...you need some cheer now and then....Very well seen...from the land of the 'shrooms...

Namastay Steve,
Sorry I am not an expert in IDing mushrooms. But the capture is excellent with very good light work. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-19 10:54]

Hi Steve.
I have been in Your galery, and find a great colecction of photos of fungi. I like this one, beautiful soft colors and excellent note, nice to read and learn about them.
TFS Steve.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-20 8:46]
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Hi Steve!
What a pretty fungi!
Is this the new species you were talking about?
Very well exposed capture.
Vibrent colours and nice, soft light.
Superb DOF too.
Very sharp and crisp.

Well done, Steve!


p.s I will email you instructions on how to make an adapter for your raynox sometime this week... you might want to get a 52-43mm step-down ring which will allow you to fix the raynox to your camera.

Hi Steve,
I don't know the specie, unfortunately. I like the pic, I mean compo's great, but I feel the orange tone's a bit too strong. It's really difficult to say about a specie which I can't identify, but this is my feeling. I played a bit with white balance, check out the WS, please.
Except for this dose of orange I like the photo as it is. Tfs.
Greetings, László

PS: please click here.

Hi Steve,
I just came across this its definitely a Hygrocybe but I don't have a clue which. What I did noticed was the back ground is very red but I see now Laszlo has mentioned this why has it taken 8 critiques before some one has mentioned this!! I also dont like all the other fruiting body's in the back ground just a little distracting. Cheers Clive

Hi Steve

I agree with Clive and Laszlo, it looks too redish and their workshop tones are better; can't help with the ID beyond the genus you suggest.
The composition is fine and I guess you used the mini-tripod at f8, though not sure what 10/32 means in the more photo info window.
Well done anyway, good sharpness.


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