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Tricholomopsis rutilans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 7 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Tricholomopsis rutilans (Koningsmantel (BE) / "Plums and Custard" or Red-haired agaric (EN) / Rötlicher Holzritterling (DE) / Tricholome rutilant (FR)) is a is a species of gilled mushroom in the Tricholomataceae family.

With its large stature (cap between 3 and 12 cm broad), its yellow cap overlaid with dark red to purplish-re fibrils and contrasting yellow gills, Tricholomopsis rutilans is one of our most handsome mushrooms. It fruits mostly in conifer woods, but is infrequent in some years making finds all the more noteworthy. Despite its inviting appearance, Tricholomopsis rutilans has no redeeming culinary value.

Image: Malle (BE) - 03/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

lovely !!

7 Nov 2010 9:10am

@Veronique: Colors are realy exceptional for a mushroom don't you think?

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Prachtig gekaderd en fantastisch belicht!

7 Nov 2010 1:29pm

@Marleen: Een "Koningsmantel" verdient toch ook een wat aparte behandeling .... :-) Bedankt voor je lovende commentaar alweer, Marleen.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Schöne Details ! Ritterlinge sollen ja extrem giftig sein !

7 Nov 2010 3:23pm

@Loner: Many of the are indeed very poisonous but as in nearly all the mushroom-genera there is a mix between poisonous and edible (and everything inbetween). This one has always some wonderfull color-combinations and most of the time lovely structures on the cap. Have a nice day, Sonja. Greetz !

myky from London, Canada

Perfect focus point!!

7 Nov 2010 5:16pm

@myky: It is never easy to get the focus just right on making images of mushrooms... I'm just experimenting a lot and learn from my mistakes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Thanks again for your comment, Myky. Have a nice day.

Rodolf from Girona, Spain

Un encuadre original. Un enfoque preciso, con el nivel de desenfoque perfecto.
En fin una gran foto. Como todas las tuyas.

7 Nov 2010 6:15pm

@Rodolf: Thank you very much for all these nice words, Rodolf. I'm very glad you like my work. Have a nice day !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Being pretty might be enough to justify its existence!

16 Nov 2010 10:38am

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm