<< Previous Next >>

A Jewel In The Forest

A Jewel In The Forest
Photo Information
Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-25 0:44
Viewed: 4949
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waxgill fungi are a notoriously difficult group to identify, and, in many cases, a microscope is necesssary to examine the spores for identification.
In New Zealand, waxgills with glutinous stems and caps had been classified as Gliophorus, but, since the name is rarely used overseas, the more encompassing name of Hygrocybe is usually applied.
This could possibly be a form of the Rose Waxgill, Hygrocybe versicolor, although the stem is usually pink and not green.
I have found lots of these red and green waxgills this autumn but I'm still not absolutely certain what they are.
I hope you like the photo anyway.

boreocypriensis, haraprasan, Hormon_Manyer, albert, Dis. Ac. has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Definitely a cheerful looking fungi, its colors and contrast is nicely captured in your shot Steve. Indeed, it resembles a glass knickkanck:). The dark background provides nice contrast and separation. Have a great day!


  • Great 
  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-07-25 1:21]

Hi Steve
What a interesting fungus from your country!
I never see one like that!
Perfect details and colors.

Namastay Steve,
A nice capture of this beautiful fungi. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


Hi, Steve,
It is certainly a jewel in the forest this Waxgill Fung. Excellent foreground.TFS.
Best regards,

hello Steve
this is a beauty of a Fungi
great details and good sharpness
good pose to see this one very good
thanks greeting lou

Hello Steve.
Nice find, I would love to have so many "Gliophorus" here, they are beautiful.
This one looks like glass art work. The texture is awsome :)
Best regards, Felipe.

Hi Steve,

I'm glad You & Felipe both post fungi again (just like me). I almost feel myself in 2007, when we were all on the site regularly...

The genus name Gliophorus is valid, although many species were put in Hygrocybe genera, they aren't the same. Momentarily Gliophorus genera has 17 species (all from NZ), including this one, Gliophorus versicolor E. Horak.

Nice looking mushroom, its textures are quite strange. Beautiful exposure control and well chosen settings. Congrats and tfs.

Friendly regards, László

  • Great 
  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-25 6:23]

Hello Steve,
excellent capture of this fungi. It is really such an exciting view. The beauty is so lively in shines and transluscent.
I like the simple shot with lovely background. You have shown it in good feature and simple colours.


Ciao Steve, splendid jewel in a beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

nice misterious mushroom, greetings Ori

Hello Steve
A superb photo for a wonderful fungi
Excellent exposure
TFS Albert

Hi Steve,

indeed a jewel from the forest and this fungi never been seen before. TFS
Good pov, details with fine colours.


I think this is likely Gliophorus lilacipes but as you say very difficult to name with out a microscope. Even the official description are so poor that they ofhen dont help :)

Calibration Check