Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: November 10, 2017

A Dew Covered Field Mushroom in the Morning

Field Mushroom

by Lisa M.

Fungus & Mushrooms Contest Entry 
This is a Field Mushroom also known as a Meadow Mushroom. The Scientific name is Agaricus Campestris. It is a Widely Eaten Gilled Mushroom. Closely Related to the Cultivated Button Mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus). They can have a flat or convex cap. This particular mushroom has a flat cap and the dew that was being held on the cap caught my eye. There are Gills on the Hymenium. Which I've really focused on in this Photo. The Hymenium is the Tissue Layer (seen in Brown Under the Cap) on the Hymenosphere of a Fungal Fruiting Body where Cells develop into Basidia or Asci, which produce Spores. The Stipe is the Stem or Stalk like Feature Supporting the Cap of the Mushroom. The Stipe in this case has a Ring. This Particular Mushroom has a Brown Spore Print which is what I focused on. If you look closely you'll see the Brown Spores. I thought it was Wild to be able to see them like that when I was adjusting color so once i got it were I liked it I stopped lol The Dew just happened to be a Nice Accent. This Mushroom is Edible but Safer if Cooked First due to Maggots and Fluke Larva that can Reside Within. Thanks for your Time ;)

Post Type Photography Mixed Media None
Cellphone cameraI have really played up the colors manually as to show the details in the spores.Photo was taken very early morning and flash was required. I have adjusted levels in photoshop to help with that ;)

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