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Amanita rubescens

Amanita rubescens
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-19 10:25
Viewed: 4456
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Fungi hunters say: "All Amanitas are edible, some of them only once!"

I am quite sure this is a Amanita rubescens, edible and quite good specie if cooked over 60ºC. although I dont pick amanitas. I am not an expert, I dont have a microscope, so I dont take the risk. I preffer to go to a restaurant and taste some I can be sure of.

I remember some Amanita cesarea with steaks of sole fish as the best mushroom dish I had, they are very delicate and tasty.
In the other hand some Coprinus comatus just pick roasted in a very hot pan with garlic and olive oil while a long walk in the forest and with a glass of "local wine" is glory.

Amanita rubescens

Unlike many Amanita species the Blusher, Amanita rubescens, is edible if well cooked; but, since it causes anaemia if eaten raw, most people steer clear of using it as a food source.
Identification guide

5 - 20 cm diameter; often brownish-pink but very variable; retaining irregularly distributed, off-white or grey fragments of the universal veil; initially domed, but flattening at maturity and occasionally becoming slightly funnel-shaped. When damaged, the gills and cap flesh turn deep pink or dull red.
In very wet weather the veil fragments may get washed from the cap, but the reddening of damaged areas is always an aid to identification.

White, free, crowded.
In mature specimens the gills are often marked with pink or rusty red spots. When handled, the gills very quickly blush pink or dull red.

Stem height 7 - 15 cm; diameter 1 - 2 cm; white above the stem ring but reddish-brown, often with deep pink flecks, below the stem ring; the stem flesh bruises pink
The stem becomes hollow with age and bears a hanging stem ring that is quite thin and fragile, usually grooved, and often ragged.

The volva is visible on immature specimens but as the fungus matures the volval remains disappear from the stem leaving a swollen base without any distinct basal rings.

Spore print White.
Odour/taste Not distinctive.
Habitat Mycorhizal with hardwood and softwood trees; particularly abundant in pine forests.
Similar species Amanita caesarea (Caesar's Mushroom) is rarely if ever found except in southern Europe; its cap is brilliant orange with a striated margin, and the stipe is yellow.
The caps of some samples of Amanita muscaria are orange-brown, but the veil fragments remain white.
Amanita pantherina has a brown cap with white veil fragments; its flesh does not blush pink when damaged.

I found this info in First-Nature.

Hope you like!

F:7.1 - 1/250 - Manual exposure - Diffuse Flash - Minitripod

clnaef, soccer, leboistoo, dew77, Fisher, wallhalla15, Anton, fungiman, SkyF, cmarzano, red45, AndyB, jmp has marked this note useful
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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2006-07-19 10:48]

En cas de doute, mieux vaut s'abstenir !
Bonne journée.

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  • soccer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
  • [2006-07-19 10:48]


Great POV, Lighting, Composition, Sharpness and detail shown. TFS,

Bonjour Felipe, what an excellent PoV, how did you get that low? Did you dig a hole? Beautiful colours and textures of the subject coupled with good lighting, compliment your compositio. All helped by a sharp image, well done. TFS. Amicalement, Tim

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-07-19 11:22]

Hello Felipe,
Excellent close up.POV,clear details,3D effect,sharpness and composition are wonderful.

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-19 13:01]
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Now I know. It all makes sense. You are an elf and you are trying to communicate with us and show us your world. How else could you get this excellent point of view? No human can do that.

This is again one of your excelent shots on which you managed to present these beautiful fungi. Like all the other pictures that you have posted this is again a masterpiece. The exposure and colour saturation is great, while the composition is excellent. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Kind regards,

Very nice capture the flash exposes the shroons well. The mushrooms look like they are wearing skirts, they must be females. :)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-19 16:38]

Hello Filipe,
very well captured,. The details and textures are beautiful sharp. Very nice POV and great exposure.

Una toma nitida con detalle botanico excelente, con la variedad de Amanitas que tienen donde se mezclan las de los Cesares por exquisitas con las mortales conviene comer champignon del mercado!!!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-07-20 1:58]

Ha, ha, Felipe very good motto :-) We've got very similiar - 'Bomb disposal soldier mistakes only once'. Good family portrait [I see third member on BG]. As always perfect DOF and details. These fungi looks like real on my screen. Great job! BTW - I like ws, too.

Hello Felipe,
I think it could be a Amanita pantherina. I would not eat this mushroom.:-( I only hunting Amanita with my camera.
- But your picture is superb!!! Fantastic POV, excellent lighting, sharpness, colours and brillant framing. This is an excellent fungi presentation. Thank you m.f..

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-07-20 4:22]

Hello Felipe,
This is an excellent shot of this fungi.
I like the low POV showing the gills.
The light is superb,you've handled the exposure very well.
A great shot and informative note.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-07-20 5:22]

Hi Felipe and Cristina, I love the quote - I still won't eat them!
Very good POV with you laying on the ground (I imagine). Nice and sharp, showing the gills and stems and skirt so well. Excellent details, thank you,

Hi Felipe,

Beautiful view, excellent details, pov, dof and composition. Excellent work

pts ;)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-20 8:38]

Hola Felipe,
Esta foto es preciosa, con un color excelente, una gran nitidez y un fondo interesante y bonito, que contextualiza muy bien la ubicación de la seta. El punto de vista es magnífico y veo que haces yoga, además de fotografías.:-)
Un saludo!
José M.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-07-21 8:23]
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Extrañaba sinceramente Felipe poder criticar estos hongos que la naturaleza ha puesto a tu disposicón con tanta suerte.
Después de mucho tiempo, hemos vuelto al ruedo de Trek y quería disfrutar de tus captura de especímenes este reino tan poco conocido.
Volviendo a mi antiguo sistema de crítica, aca va una para esta hermosa imagen.

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****
Note: *****

Me alegra ver que además de tu participación, has incorporado definitivamente a tu esposa en esta apasionante afición.

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