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Copyright: Pedro Rak (ogiony) (112)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-05
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Kodak 6490
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/20 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2] [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-06 8:49
Viewed: 3642
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This year is rich in mushrooms, but I never seen it before.
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Hi Pedro,
I can help you about ID.
The are only two possibility:
1) Psilocybe aeruginosa (Curtis 1786) Noordeloos 1995 [= stropharia aeruginosa (Curtis 1786) Quélet 1872]
2) Psilocybe caerulea (Kreisel 1980) Noordeloos 1995 [= Stropharia caerulea Kreisel 1980 = Stropharia cyanea (Bolton) Tuomikoski 1953 sensu Orton]
The only macroscopical difference is the edge of the gill: barren (white) in number 1 and concolorous in number 2; unfortunately your photo doesn't show the gill but, even if I can't be sure, according to my experience, the general aspect advises Psilocybe aeruginosa (Curtis 1786) Noordeloos 1995.
Other differences are microscopical.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-09-07 4:16]

Hi Pedro, this is a pretty green mushroom. I love the colour of it. It's a busy scene, but that is quite normal for these ground shots. Well done.

Nice photo more DOF would have helped but then a tripod would be needed by the look of your camera settings. You may find better results if you use a reflector to get some more light under the fungi.

Don't think I've seen a green fungi before.
good POV but the DOF is just a little short and gives that blurring on top of the cap. Not bad though.

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