Pholioto limonella is a big orange/yellow mushroom that grows in clusters on standing dead trees or stumps ( like shown) or downed logs.
The cap is 2.5-5 cm ( 1-2 in) across, convex or nearly flat, sometimes with an umbo; lemon yellow when fresh, scattered with hairy, tawny red, suberect scales( like shown); sticky. Gills are sinuate-adnate, close, narrow; whitish becoming rust red.
The stems are 30-70×3-5 mm ( 1 1/4-2 3/4×1/8-1/4 in); pallid or yellowish with scattered recurved yellow scales; smooth above the ring.
Taken on Oct 25/11 at 2:31pm on south east Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 40D
Lens, Tamron 28-75 mm f/2.8 lens.
Tripod, Manfrotto, including 498RC2 ballhead.
Taken at, 5.0’s at f/16, -1/1/3 ev, 44 mm, man wht bal, iso 200.
No cropping, histogram adjusted and details enhanced with slight Topaz adjust filter. Sharpened via lab mode, lightness channel, unsharp mask ( amount 35, radius 5, threshold 3).