A single mushroom with a dark red cap and white stem against bronze coloured leaves.

Gilded Brittlegill

DescriptionThis beautiful example shows 2 of the problems with shooting fungi, whilst dodging a third. This is definitely a Brittlegill or Russula fungus but whether it is the Gilded species is a guess based on colour, shape, size and environment. Some identifications require spore prints as a minimum and many more require destruction of the fungus. Which fortunately no-one has done here, not even the squirrels who love the Brittlegills and who have nibbled most of the examples I find. The second problem is lighting. The white gills are very reflective to the camera, and retaining detail in them becomes difficult while lighting the cap and background.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Date Time Created2021:11:12 15:18:58
Lens Info60mm f/2.8
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number5.6
Shutter Speed1/30