When: 2017-10-26

Collection location: Little Skookum Inlet, Mason Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve (Lokness)

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Two witch’s caps just in time for Halloween. Under a vine maple thicket right next to a stream. There were 4 of them, another small yellow one without the bruising and a pretty orange one that I failed to get a good picture of. All of them within a few feet of each other and seen on the same day.


Hygrocybe singeri 11.jpg
The deepest pure blood red H. singeri I have ever seen. Stunning! There is a bit of bruising near the tip that does not show up well in this picture.
Hygrocybe singeri 10.jpg

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Recognized by sight: Bruising conical waxcap

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Solar eclipse
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-10-26 19:39:04 CDT (-0400)

Dangerous for both the human retina and camera sensor. :-)

Jacob and Judy; Thanks guys!
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-10-26 19:38:35 CDT (-0400)

I wish I could claim some photographic genius here but it was all just chance. I really wanted to get a picture from the front side where the sun was hitting, but to do so would have put me in the creek – I’m not that dedicated. I took many pictures trying to catch the intensity of the blood red color – and this came up among the bunch. Serendipity I like to say. Your comments mean a lot. Thanks!

Wow, Steve! That photo will be hard to top.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-10-26 19:06:44 CDT (-0400)

Congratulations on an awesome image:)

Incredible photo!
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-10-26 18:07:44 CDT (-0400)