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Red Agarics

Red Agarics
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S5000, Fujinon 10X zoom
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Invertebrates & Fungi of the Sydney region. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-21 16:45
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are over 20,000 species of macrofungi in Australia and very few professional mycologists still working in this field. Indeed there are no full time teaching mycologists in any Australian University (A.M.Young 2005). Only 1/4 of the Australian macrofungi have been described and most of the fiewl guides I looked only illustrate 200-300 species.
With this general comment in mind I decided that trying to positively identify this fungi would be a daunting task, perhaps the fungi people on this site can provide an opinion.
It’s obviously an Agarics – a fungi with true gills. I think its (Dermocybe cinnabarina) but I’m not totally convinced.
Anyway I thought it was an attractive troop of fungi growing on the moist floor at Macquarie Pass National Park, about 100km south of Sydney.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-01-21 17:53]
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The caps look like a certain type of sweets we get in uk. Nice composition, very interesting fungi, good composiiton and colours. Well done Chris.

Chris, I don't think I've seen this "flavor" here before. Interesting color these Agarics have...maybe just a wee-bit bright. Well done!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-01-21 23:04]

Chirs this color&remind me cherri fruit :).Like the color&good compostion you got the perfect light here.

Beautiful specimens, I like them very much Chris.
I would have given a bit more space at the bottom. I am afraid aI acan help ypu this time with the ident.
Good work!

Nice shot, good colours. It'S just a bit overexposed. Didi you used the flash?

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-22 9:53]

Sorry, I'm on the run - write more tomorrow :-)

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-25 16:07]

Very nice macro work here Chris. The color and sharpness is excellent. There is nothing wrong with the brightness, but I think you would have generated more mood if it had been a bit darker.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Hi Chris,

How are You MF? Long time no see Your fungi shots. Of course I like Your other photos, too, but sometimes I'm really hungry for seeing tropical / subtropical fungi species, and Your theme's about the Sydney region is full of them - pity it isn't linked on Your intro page.

Now, about this photo: technically OK, even the flash reflects a bit on some caps, but the colony is captured well overall. Maybe if You photograph a few more centimeters away from the fungi, the crop on the bottom wouldn't be so narrow, but it wasn't a big fault. Fair work, tfs.

ID spec.: it can't be Dermocybe cinnabarina (Fr.) Wünsche (now officially named Cortinarius cinnabarinus Fr.), because that species never grows with stems united at the base, as Your photo shows. You most probably photographed something from Physalacriaceae family, more precisely from Armillaria genus, but not the well-known Aussie species Armillaria luteobubalina Watling & Kile. Very probably we'll never know the exact ID, unfortunately.

I wish You all the best, friendly regards, László

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