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Fresh Fly Agaric

Fresh Fly Agaric
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Copyright: Matt Berry (rodosranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 347] (2101)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Camera: Fuji S 7000, 55mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-06 16:47
Viewed: 4351
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A freshly emerging fruiting body of the fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria). I like them when they are like this, round, spiky and colourful.

Taken last autumn, macro shot with a fairly tight crop.

HABITAT : Under Silver Birch tree of a mature nature is the favourite place for this fungi to grow, also under Scotch Pine, Beech and Larch forest.

DESCRIPTION : First appears as a small white lump coming of the root. Grows into a small white ball as it pushes away from the root. As the stem appears the white veil that covers the fungi starts to tear and separate into the white spots showing the red cap underneath. The cap open up and spreads outwards. This fungi has a symbiotic relationship with the silver birch as it merges with the roots of the tree and help it to absorb minerals in exchange for sugars from the tree.

FLOWERING PERIOD : August, September, October & November

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nice colour and pattern.
I never found like this in my country ho ho ho

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-07 2:11]

Belle et intéressante composition macro-photographique pour cette superbe Amanite. Jolies couleurs et très bonne netteté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien maitrisée.
Very Well Done !

Are.. the clasic fair tale fungus nice exsposure.

marwales photo. It is like a cake.

Hej Matt!
Sliczny ten muchomor. Wyglada jak pokropiony majonezem :). Ostry i kolory ladne.
Gratuluje takiego okazu - Roma

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