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Delicious milk-cap

Delicious milk-cap
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Sony DSC-F717, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-12 6:11
Viewed: 8932
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today night, I am invited to a mycological dinner, and the menu includes this one, appart from boletus and marasmius. So here goes one of the most famous and searched mushroom in Spain, and some other countries.

Lactarius deliciosus (Fries) S.F. Gray
Nat. Arr. Brit. Pls. 1: 624. 1821.

Common Names:
Spanish: Rebozuelo, Niscalo.
English: Delicious milk-cap, Saffron milk-cap
French: Safrane.

Cap 5-13 cm broad, convex, becoming centrally depressed and vase-shaped; margin incurved, sometimes upturned in age; surface viscid when moist; color variable: various shades of orange and green arranged in concentric zones, orange often fading, while green tones continue to develop, predominating at maturity; flesh yellowish-orange, when cut yielding an orange latex soon turning green; taste, slightly bitter.

Gills close, subdecurrent, orange, greenish in age, bleeding an orange latex that stains green.

Stipe 3-6 cm tall, 1.5-2.5 cm thick, equal to sometimes tapered at the base, orange, dry, occasionally with flattened pits (scrobiculations), bruising and staining green with age; veil absent.

Spores 7.5-11 x 6-7.5 µm, broadly elliptical, with amyloid reticulations. Spore print creamy-buff.

Solitary, scattered to gregarious under pines; fruiting from late fall to mid-winter.

Edible and good if cooked properly. Lactarius deliciosus requires long, slow cooking to eliminate the grainy texture and slightly bitter flavor. It is also good grilled.

The info comes from THIS SITE.

Hope you like!

F8 - 1/125 - Manual mode - Minitripod
No postprocess, except crop, and USM.

JeanMichel, TAZ, dew77, LordPotty, Nico, shirgold, red45, wallhalla15, cecilia, Janice, marhowie, Luc has marked this note useful
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To red45: About spots on clover.extramundi 1 11-12 12:08
To Nico: Thanks very much, about receipe.extramundi 1 11-12 08:20
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Hi Felipe,
I didn't these were edible. Your photo shows them very well, with a rich color palette on the cap. I like the beautiful healthy grass around. Beautiful colors and again, a superb DOF that gives the image a strong and sharp impact.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-12 7:04]

What a wonderful and interesting Lactarius that you have well captured! I also appreciate the complementary note… Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-12 7:25]

Hello Felipe!
Wonderful close up.Details are razorharp and crisp clear.POV,framing and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

A very nice shot indeed Felipe.
The exposure and DOF are very good and the colour looks so real.Excellent work.

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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2005-11-12 8:09]
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Makes a nice picture too. All you needed to add was a recipe.

Hi Felipe,
wonderful moshrooms, the colours are beautiful. I like the green around with the small drops very much. A wonderful arrangement with so excellent sharpness, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-12 10:40]
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Hi Felipe!

I'm waiting for dinner and I'm rather hungry now ;-) Looks like your subject is very tasty! I like to eat mushrooms, especially scrambled eggs with it. Great picture, as always with perfect details and DOF. Clover looks weird with these black spots on leaves - what is this? Kind of disease?

Hello Felipe.
That´s a fantastic photo, very good capture here. Very good details and excellent colours and lighting. Excellent sharpness and DOF. An excellent composition and note too. Thanks for posting.

Lovely colours and well presented...

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  • Midi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 24 N: 183] (2418)
  • [2005-11-13 1:48]

It's a nice image and a good mushroom.It's name in french is SAFRANE

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-13 2:23]

I love its name Felipe - Lactarius deliciosus. And it is edible too. Did you eat this one? Or do you photograph them and not pick them? And how was your mycological dinner? Sounds so intersting.
I love the grasses too, so vibrantly green. Some types of clover do have these dark spots. Good composition, well shown... Thank you.

An Excellent photo of this "succulent" gem Felipe! Perfect light, color... ah just perfect ;-) Excellent note and link. Very well done my friend!
Thank You.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-11-18 4:38]

Personal assessment of the photo: very good.
Capacity of evocation in me: strong.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much Felipe.
I am not a "mycological man" but I do appreciate your work my friend.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2005-11-20 18:06]

Hola Felipe.
Hermosa fotografia, tanto en colores como en contraste, excelente composicion,el hongo es majestuoso y generoso.
Una muy buena fotografia...felicidades.

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  • jorlo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 0] (485)
  • [2006-02-09 14:02]

mmmm, I'd like to eat them :-)

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