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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-07
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 17-85 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], FUNGI, MUSHROOMS, LICHEN - WORLD WIDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 17:20
Viewed: 4819
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Brittle Cap)

Thank you Marco (Sarcodon) for properly identifying this mushroom.

Most Russulas have brightly coloured caps. The word Russula comes from the red, as in the word russet. Russulas all have white gills and may discolour with age.

I've never seen so many mushrooms, fungi, lichen on the Rawson Lake trail. I think it might be because of the damp cool weather that we have had the last few weeks.

I really like the colour of this mushroom, it really stood out on the dark forest floor.

Hand held

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  • Great 
  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2008-09-10 22:35]


Good Composition, detail and POV especially. It's difficult to get a low angle on the subject.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-10 23:32]

Hi Janice

A lovely capture of this fungus. Great colour saturation and detail here.


I Janice,

good colour but it isn't Suillus ochraceoroseus (Snell 1941) Singer 1973 = Fuscoboletinus ochraceoroseus (Snell 1941) Pomerleau & Smith 1962! It neither is a Suillus, but a Russula!

Suillus species have very different aspect, they have not bright colour and never have colours so red. This is a species with gills (Russula), not with tubulus as in Suillus genus.

by Marco

Hi Janice,
That fungi can't pass unnoticed!
I agree with you about the vivid red of the mushroom, it shines and really catch all the attention.
Very good the close approach and sharpness got on the image.
Excellent work and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Hello Janice.
Magnificent picture!
Interesting fungi with exuberant coloration.
Excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing this marvel!
José Roberto

Hi Janice,
Very colorful macro.Excellent POV and sharpness.TFS.


Hello Janice,

Fantastic capture of this interesting mushrooms.
Beautiful colours with good details.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-05 18:21]

Hello Janice,
Holy mushrooms Batman, what a colorful fingi you have captured so well. I love all the natural litter on the forest floor here too Janice, thanks for sharing.

hello Janice
nice picture of the russula
very sharp and beautiful red
i like fungi's

Hi Janice,

Nice fungus, good colors, but the closest part of the cap became a little bit oof. Otherwise a nice documentary shot.

Thank You very much for adding my Gyromitra parma photo to the "Fungi, Mushrooms, Lichen North America" theme, but that specie doesn't live in North America at all! Please read my note again, this time a bit more carefully.

Best wishes from Hungary, Europe, László

Hi MCF Janice,

Perfectly composed and focussed macro capture of this pretty colourful mushroom with delihgtful composition and great details.
TFS and have a nice day MF!


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