where are the Elves
|Copyright: bob felker (papacornbinder)
|Date Taken: 2004-04-22|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500|
|Exposure: f/4, 30 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2004-11-24 14:18|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I believe I have the right description|
This common and beautiful mushroom is widely distributed in North America. It grows in clusters on decaying wood--though the wood may be buried, causing the mushrooms to look terrestrial. It can be distinguished from similar Coprinus species by the fine, mica-like granules that adorn the fresh caps (though rain will frequently wash the granules away!). It is variable in color, but typically some version of tawny brown or amber.
Habitat: In clusters; on decaying wood (the wood may be buried, causing the mushrooms to appear terrestrial); spring, summer, and fall (sometimes in winter!); frequently urban, but also found in woods; widely distributed
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- [2004-11-24 14:36]
The genus is definitely correct, you could be right on the species but I'm never sure with fungi :-)
Very nice picture, the composition is good (maybe crop out some of the space on the right?) and you've captured the textures very well.
Good work Bob and welcome to TN.
Hi Bob,welcome to TN.A good first post.(You'll always get a bite on TN using mushrooms for bait...there's a lot of 'shroomheads' here).I think you have the right ID,and your notes are good.
I believe the elves are probably away at the Amanitas,you can expect to find pixies more often around these;) Nice photo. Look forward to more. Steve.
Hi, welcome to TN!!
I am one of those shroomheads Steves talks about :-) so I am pleased you posted this one. I think they are definately Coprinus, but I am not sure they are micaceus, they surely look like, but micaceus are usully darker and have little shiny bits on them. Paul (PDP) has a "perfect" micaceus post, you can look if you like.
Hope to see more photos and critiques soon.