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Lactarius subdulcis

Lactarius subdulcis
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-18
Categories: Fungi
Camera: SONY DSC F-707, Carl Zeiss 9.7-48.5, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-29 11:40
Viewed: 4282
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another Milkcap this one Lactarius subdulcis(I Think)from the back library, this group was found in a mixed broad leaf woodland a couple of miles up the road from the last post. The wood is along side the Old Roman Road now called the A46 that still cuts a fairly straight line up and down the the country.
Taken using the same method as yesterdays Lichen post. of setting the camera to manual at F8.0 @ 1/1000sec with the camera flat on the ground, and flash set to minimum power.
Its taken me a while to try and put a name to them they have been sat on the hard drive as simply orange fungus but having put a name to the other dark Milkcap I spotted a couple that looked like candidates for this one so afternoon spent looking at images on the net got me to this one but it really is only a provisional ID.
If any body thinks differently please feel very free to tell me.
Hope you like.
Thank you to Petru for the change in ident,
I had it provisional tagged as Lactarius volemus but he has persuaded me it is Lactarius subdulcis. and I agree with his differences Thank you.

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To petrudamsa: Thanks for the identRobbrown 1 12-30 11:50
To marhowie: Thanks HowardRobbrown 1 12-30 11:37
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Beautiful bunch of fungi. I still have some boubts about identification. L. voelemus has a more bulky stem and also the cap is thicker. I don't know if you tried to see how the milk of this one looks: if is abundant, white but after a while turning brown and has a sweet pleasant taste (not hot like in most Lactarius) then could be L. volemus. If not it might be something else. (Looks kinda L. subdulcis to me).
Have a good New Year party and a great 2006!
Regards, Petru

Hi Robert,
Outstanding colors and sharp detail in this shot. Fill flash exposure looks perfect here. The DOF is superb, everything is very sharp.
A great job!

Very nice work Robert. Good use of flash. Great colortones & depth.. I heard a rumor that a 20D was in you future. Have you received it yet??

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-12-30 12:52]

Robert, I've already tried some similar shots, but, so far, I wasn't successful.

Great lighting and composition. I like pov too.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-12-30 13:45]

Hi Robert!

Great, brown ;-) picture. I like typical 'forest' mood. DOF and sharpness is perfect, same as composition. Looks like f8 with 1/1000 and flash works great.

Hi Rob,

After more than 6 years it's time to name the fungi on the pic. :) But first of all the photo itself is good, with beautiful colors and excellent flashlight management, not to mention pleasant composition. For this, congrats.

Lactarius subdulcis (Pers.) Gray is very-very different from what I see on the image. Actually your fungi can't be Lactarius at all! Did you detect milk? I'm sure you didn't, because your photo shows very typical fruitbodies of Lepista inversa (Scop.) Pat. All visible macroscopic features correspond to this species. Just make a quick search on the net or check out your literature and you'll get better highlight than what I'm able to write with my incomplete English.

Respectful regards, László

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