Three spectacular Russulas were growing in a low, damp area of pine woods, not far from some Tricholomopsis (obs. 11244). The first mushroom was some distance from the second and third, but they look like they may all be of the same species. Smaller, greenish-tinged Russula fragilis also occurred throughout this area (obs. 11246).
First photo is for the observation thumbnail, and is a cropped and scaled version of the fourth.
Next two photos are of the first of these large red Russulas found in this area. The next three of of specimen 2, and the last one is of the third.
The later photos have some slight focus issues, and needed to be retaken several times to get that level of quality. By the time I got to them the light was starting to fail; it was a little after seven PM. I think that makes my camera’s autofocus have difficulties, since it doesn’t have the benefit of the light from the flash.
The depressed, differently-colored center in specimen two is quite striking.
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