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Gomphidius roseus - detail

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Gomphidius roseus (Roze spijkerzwam (BE) / Rosy spike-cap (EN) / Rosenroter Schmierling (DE) / Gomphide rose (FR)). A more detailed approach on this "spike-cap" then the more classical image I presented yesterday.
One of the basic steps in mushroom determination is to determine the color of the spores. Sometimes the first impression can be misleading: although this species has bright white gills, the spores are black. When you look realy carefully you can see the black "dust" on the gills in the image, but most of the time a little cotton bud is used to get a sure sample.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 05/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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myky from London, Canada

Stunning...it is like a sculpture

14 Nov 2010 5:25am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

same as Myky ! do you have a microscope ?

14 Nov 2010 7:16am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fabulous macro

14 Nov 2010 12:10pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Great textures ! Very nice shot !

14 Nov 2010 5:15pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice

14 Nov 2010 7:51pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

A masterpiece, great details!

I have difficulties to take any nature pictures because it's so cloudy and I don't like to use a flash...

14 Nov 2010 8:10pm

Chris from Béarn, France

je suis fan++++

15 Nov 2010 10:01pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

The gritty texture underneath is a capture of excellent detail!

16 Nov 2010 12:46am

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm