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Amanita bisporigera?

Amanita bisporigera?
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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: 2015-07-18
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Olympus Pen EPL 1, M.Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-20 21:08
Viewed: 1611
Points: 6
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Amanita bisporigera, to me. If it is so, then it's a deadly poisonous species!

There were two of them then. Bright white colour (like milk!). The cap looked smooth ~ like silk! Need to check on them again to understand the older form, to be sure about the ID.

Amanita bisporigera, is commonly known as Eastern North American Destroying Angel. Its European similar species is Amanita virosa. These kind of mushrooms are called Destroying Angels.

May be for that majestic white colour!

This mushroom, here, was newly out. Hence, not big. As I told before, I need to go there and check again.. to be sure about its ID. To understand the older form.

In the mean time, any expert help would be awesome!

Thanks for viewing. Happy to share!

(I will add the older-form pics in workshop) :)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-21 13:16]

Hi Ruby,i can't help about the name,this isn't a butterfly...ehee...but i like a lot the quality of your pic,perfect exposure,fine details and a great choice of point of view too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-07-21 19:54]

Hello Ruby,
A nice shot of this mushroom taken from an attractive low POV. Good detail especially on the cap while colors look natural. This could very well be an Amanita since it appears to be growing very near to some trees. I like the vertical composition you have chosen and the exposure is just right. Maybe just a tad more DOF which would make the stem as sharp as the cap, but still a lovely presentation.
I have both the Amanita and Meadow mushrooms growing in our yard, they look very similar at first with white caps. The amanita grow near the pine trees and the Meadow mushrooms pop up in the middle of our yard. I love the taste of the Meadow mushrooms which have bright pink gills at first, but turn a chocolate brown as they age. The Amanita has white gills. The first thing I check for when gathering mushrooms is to always make sure the gills are pink. When in doubt I never take a chance on eating a mushroom that I can't positively identify. TFS.

Hi Ruby,
It's surely an Amanita, probably A. bisporigera as you identified, however, it's hard to confirm without microscopic analysation, most of all from Europe, because in Amanita genus the amount of endemic species is extremely high and the center of their distribution area is the American double continent. For example A. bisporigera isn't native in Europe either (we have A. virosa instead with almost similar outlook and the same toxicity). As a photograph, this is simple but good, nice exposure and composition. Next time you may remove the thin branch(es) from between the lens and the subject as they destruct the overall view a little.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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