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Copyright: Dorota Mazurowska (blue-velvet29) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 53 N: 165] (912)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-27
Categories: Fungi
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fly Agaric - Amanita muscaria 2. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 8:52
Viewed: 4752
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are about 600 species of agarics in the genus Amanita (family Amanitaceae), which contains some of the most toxic known mushrooms. This genus is responsible for 95% of the fatalities resulting from mushroom poisoning, with the death cap accounting for 50% on its own. The most potent toxin present in these mushrooms is alpha-amanitin.

The listing below is by no means complete, but represents some of the more well-known members of the genus. The genus also contains many edible mushrooms. In some cultures, the larger local edible species of Amanita are mainstays of the markets in the local growing season. Samples of this are Amanita zambiana and other fleshy species in central Africa, A. basii and similar species in Mexico, A. caesarea in Europe, and A. chepangiana in South-East Asia. Other species are used for coloring sauces, such as the red A. jacksonii with a range from eastern Canada to eastern Mexico.

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hi dorota,
nice shot,
well composed,
well saturated colours,
dark bg makes the shot look better,
tfs & regards

Hello Dorota,
They say the most colourful mushrooms also are the most toxic..!
Well done on close-up work, good colours and details are captured...
Nice framing and a well working DOF!
Pablo -

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2007-01-03 12:39]

very nice to see you here Dorota,
the photo is very good, the light is good, personal I would crop some of the top of the photo for a better composition, but thats personal, very good job.
gr. jaap

You have joined the "fungui club" with a beautiful shot of this old muscaria. Lovely composition, beautiful natural light and great colours.
Hope to see more fungi soon.
Best regards, Felipe.
PD: I would have removed the leafe on the front :)

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