Observation 118987: Entoloma formosum (Fr.) Noordel.

When: 2012-12-03

Collection location: Bon Tempe Reservoir, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These seemed to be growing on the ground where their was mixed woods of Live oak, Doug fir and some Redwood.
Caps were up to ~ 4.5 cm across. They were largely umbilicate and the thin brownish cuticle tended to break and peel off.
The pink spores were ~ 10.0-12.0 X 8.0-9.0 microns, angular, with the majority 5-6 sided.
Some species of “Leptonia” I would guess, but can’t seem to match them up.

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I don’t have anything against yellow
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-12-06 00:31:38 PST (-0800)

It just looks to me like the yellowish of the tungsten bulb is coming through more than it should.

OK Alan, but my approach
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-12-05 07:36:57 PST (-0800)

to micrograph shots is not usually to achieve true color background.
With the light colored spores I’m trying to get as much detail to show up as possible and also I’m experimenting with various combinations of chemicals not to mention tweaking the highlighting and shading controls.
I assume yellow is not your favorite color?

Try using custom white balance on your micrographs
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-12-05 01:05:31 PST (-0800)

So they aren’t artificially yellow.

Created: 2012-12-04 17:05:13 PST (-0800)
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