When: 2008-10-04

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

I found quite a lot of these in a small area of meadow near mixed woods. Small, conical red caps, flattening somewhat in maturity; red, becoming dark-centered in maturity, with orange fringe; yellow-orange gills and orange stem.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Audubon guide. Only reddish Hygrocybe listed there that shows black colors and has nearly free gills.

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By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-09 07:30:41 IST (+0530)

I photoshopped the thumbnail image. I often make a 160×120 image for an observation’s thumbnail, if none of the other images would look very good/informative if downsampled to that size. Typically it’s a copy of a single other image of the fungus, cropped and down-rezzed, but in this case I combined parts of two images.

Don’t worry — I don’t doctor any images “dishonestly”, and the vast majority are completely unaltered. Only the thumbnails, and some of my earlier photos that needed retouching to bring out detail or color-correct before I got my camera technique down pat…

how did you do that split screen effect? i love it!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-08 20:04:23 IST (+0530)