This is probably a Rusulla of some form. In our area (Montgomery County, PA) there are numerous types, sizes, and colors to be found. A solid ID can be had with microscopic study and possible a spore print.

How boring life wold be without our wild mushrooms:>)

Here are a couple nice sites to get a bit more information.

The camera used here was a SONY DSC-H9 set to macro.


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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    So beautiful, like there is a little light in it. Fav!

  • I was shooting into the sun and it shone through the mushroom making it look delicate instead of messing me up in the usual way – LOL. Thanks so much for the fav!

    – MotherNature

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Stunning capture! This has a magical appearance with the light shining through the transparent top of the mushroom!

  • Thanks, Angie! I came home from vacation last night and found this wonderful news. It’s an honor:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your image WON the Queen of the forest challenge with 8 votes. Fantastic work and image! Well done!

  • Thank you for such a fun challenge! I’m so tickled!!!

    – MotherNature

  • Path-Finder
    Path-Finderalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations !!!

  • Jane Corey
    Jane Coreyalmost 3 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thank you for dropping by and thanks for the nice comments!

    – MotherNature

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Really outstanding, the glow!

  • Hi, Glenn – So nice to hear from you. I hope you are happily caught up in all the joyous chaos that comes with the holidays:>). Thank you for such a nice comment.

    – MotherNature

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...almost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful image has been Featured and you might like to consider entering it into the December Featured Challenge Kind regards and best wishes from Esther

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your image was voted into the TOP10 of the December features challenge Well done, kind regards from Esther

  • Thank you – thank everyone – for this honor!

    – MotherNature

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 2 years ago

    no idea how i missed this before…what a GORGEOUS Russula!

  • Why thank you, Carla! Thanks for the fave as well:>)

    – MotherNature

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