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Copyright: Nikos Biliouris (novaman) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 11 N: 264] (1037)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-06 17:40
Viewed: 4792
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everybody.
Here is some fungi.
From left to right Amanita muscaria (i think you now everythink about this mushroom),
Cortinarius violaceus
The deep violet cap of this mushroom is upto 15 cm diameter, at first convex with the bent downwards edge, then flat with wavy edge; dry, scaly.

Gills are deep violet, broad, well-spaced, attached. The ripening spores form a rusty thin coat on them.

Flesh is thick, soft, at first sky-bluish, later white.

Stipe is up to 15 cm tall and 2 cm broad, dense, tuberose in the base, deep violet with traces of belts from coverlets.

It grows during August-September in deciduous and coniferous woods, prefers pine forests.

Its areal covers temperate zone. It is rare.

Maybe, you are surprised, but Purple Cort is edible. Generally there are many edible corts, but few ones are very toxic. As mushrooms from genus Cortinarius are variable and are similar each to other, so it is better to not risk. But Purple Cort is similar only to itself.

And Stropharia aeruginosa
Caps are 2-5 cm across, slippery when wet, convex becoming plane and knobbed, bright blue-green to dull blue-green, fading to yellowish, sometimes with white scales at the margin. Gills are attached, close, and whitish to smoky, ageing purple-brown. Stalksare up to 7 cm tall by 9 mm wide, viscid, scaly, whitish to blue-green, and hollow. Ring is persistent and narrow. Spore prints are purple-brown. This distinctive Stropharia is widespread but not common. It fruits on the ground in woods. Not edible.

Thanks for your time.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-07 0:27]

Nice color pattern here. 1,2,3 all different and unique.
Looks like a slug is having a tasty meal on the left.
Well seen and captured.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-07 3:39]

Wow ! Beautiful and interesting shot that you have well done for this nice fungi team ! Congratulations Nikos and thanks for sharing.

" the Life is so rare in the universe and the Nature so precious, take care of them! " Christian...

What an amazing composition, excellent. I didn't know that slugs ate the Amanita! Excellent exposure and POV, I like it a lot. Great note too.

Hi Nikkos. Nice post with this three species, I love specially the Stropharia, I have never seen one and would love to. The composition is very artificial for my personal taste, but the post is truly informative. Thanks very much!

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  • Jox (0)
  • [2005-12-11 10:29]

Beautiful colors and sharp, very nice photo.

Γειά σου Νικο , Καλησπέρα
Χαθηκαμε λίγο αλλά που θα παει θα αρχίσουμε πάλι. Με την ευκαιρία υπέροχα χρώματα και θαυμάσια σύνθεση. Μια σύνθεση χωρίς "τρόμο" που προκαλούν οι άλλες macro με τα έντομα, αλλά ωστόσο καταπληκτικές.
Δωσε μας και άλλες τέτοιες. Μπραβο.
Φιλικά Γιαννης

Grandes cores! Composição muito boa, parabéns pelo belo trabalho!!!


superbe composition de couleurs..ces champignons et leur convive méritait toute votre attention..ainsi que la végétation.
Une superbe galerie de macro...

superb composition of coulors..ces mushrooms and their guest deserved all your attention.. and the vegetation. A superb gallery of macro ...

es magico!

Νίκο αμα είμαι καλό παιδί θα με πάρεις μαζί σου να βγάλω κι εγώ τέτοια μανιταράκια φωτογραφιά? Πολύ ωραία χρώματα.

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