The Fungi World (295) : Blusher

The Fungi World (295) : Blusher

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Mark Billiau.

Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (295) : Blusher

Late autumn. It’s getting gradually darker and colder in the forest, but there are still fungi growing there.
The party ain’t over yet !

My shot shows the last stage of an old Blusher, a fungus that got its name because its flesh reddens wherever it is damaged.

Poisonous if raw but edible if cooked. It’s one of the very few fungi where the toxin is destroyed by the cooking process.

But fungi newbies have to watch out, as the Blusher can easily be confused with the deadly poisonous Panther Cap ! (see picture below)

Dutch name : Parelamaniet
German name : Perlpilz
Latin name : Amanita rubescens

The Fungi World (76) : Panther Cap
The Fungi World (76) : Panther Cap
Mark Billiau.

Comments 36

  • Natalia 5 28/11/2015 11:43

    Good time!Your mushroom is beautiful!Nice tone!Good luck!Natalia.
  • CarmenV 26/11/2015 2:02

    It's more than excellent !
  • Mirjam Burer 25/11/2015 16:07

    superb in pov, colour and light...I just love this one, Mark..
    lg, Mirjam
  • s. sabine krause 25/11/2015 14:37

    it's in the nature of things: some fungi newbies never survive to become veteran mushroom hunters. and old blushers – well, grew old without losing their innocence, i guess… ; ) beautiful, how this mushroom fits its autumnally colored surroundings and even provides you with the diagonal line much required and praised by photo hotshots! ; ) greetings, sabine.
  • Pierre LAVILLE 25/11/2015 7:06

  • rolvin 25/11/2015 0:07

    The perfect camouflage by surrounding fall foliage.
    Alone the red color would convince me already not to add this mushroom to take home, although as you write, after cooking is no longer toxic. A very good and extremely detailed photograph.
  • Anita Jarzombek-Krauledies 24/11/2015 21:50

    Großartig hast Du ihn präsentiert!!!!! Ich habe ihn bisher nur einmal gefunden:-)
    Viele Grüße Anita
  • Adele Oliver 24/11/2015 20:53

    even at this late stage this Blusher looks just beautiful ... excellent your close and well defined and lit capture - and again interesting info !!!
    greetings, Adele
  • TeresaM 24/11/2015 20:22

    Excellente et belle mise en valeur !!!
    Amitiés & bonne fin de soirée,
  • Vitória Castelo Santos 24/11/2015 19:43

    Eine sehr schöne Aufnahme.
    Gefällt mir gut.
    LG Vitoria
  • Wolfgang Bazer 24/11/2015 18:24

    Auch wieder eine ganz hervorragende Aufnahme und klasse Doku!
    LG Wolfgang
  • emen49 24/11/2015 17:08

    Eine wunderbare Schärfe und tolles Licht!
    Viele Grüße

  • Heinz Janovsky 24/11/2015 17:05

    Den hab ich mir noch nie zu nehmen getraut. Die Ähnlichkeit mit dem Pantherpilz ist mir zu groß.
    Gruß Heinz
  • Gerlinde Gottschalk 24/11/2015 16:23

    Sehr schöne Aufnahme und immer wieder ein neuer Pilz der mit absolut fremd ist.
  • Gisela Aul 24/11/2015 15:57

    splendid details and a very good sharpness
    lg. Gisela