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Gymnopilus spectabilis (22)
extramundi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
This one was taken in Nov.4th at 19:20, almost in total night. Manual adjusted F:32 and 30 seconds shutter speed, then adjusted ISO until exposure correction was nearer to 0. The ISO value was 200.

NOTE there is a WORKSHOP with a different PP.

Gymnopilus spectabilis (Fries) Smith

Synonym: Gymnopilus junonius (Fries) P. D. Orton

Pileus: Cap 7-20 cm broad, convex with incurved margin, nearly plane in age; surface dry, yellowish-orange to orange with fine brown scales; flesh thick, yellow, turning red in KOH; odor mild to pungent, taste bitter.

Lamellae: Gills close, adnate, notched, to slightly decurrent; yellow, becoming orange.

Stipe: Stipe 7-21 cm long, 1-4 cm thick, yellow-orange, lighter than the cap, streaked with brown fibrils, equal, club-shaped, or ventricose, usually narrowed at the base; partial veil membranous, yellowish, forming a usually persistent superior ring.

Spores: spores 7.5-10 x 4.5-6 Ám, roughened, elliptical. Spore print rusty-orange.

Habitat: Fruiting from early fall to mid-winter in clusters on stumps and logs of both hardwoods and conifers.

Edibility: Inedible, very bitter.

Comments: Gymnopilus spectabilis is well named as its yellowish-orange clustered fruitings are often massive with dinner plate-sized mushroom caps. The combination of a clustered habit on wood, orange cap, well developed ring, bitter taste and rusty spores make it easy to identify.

This mushrooms are often used as a drug as it contains psilocybin. The psilocybin mushroom group contains the indoles psilocybin and psilocin. Psilocin and its phosphate ester, psilocybin, are similar in structure to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). They are structural analogues of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine); thus, hallucinogenic effects probably are mediated through effects on serotonergic receptors.

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F:32 - 30 seconds - Manual exposure - No flash - Tripod

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extramundi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
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Edited by:extramundi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)

This one is the same shot postprocessed by one brother of mine.
Only showed to see different PP tastes.
Thanks to my brother to bother with this one.