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Fly Agraric in Heeswijk-Dinther Such a classic autumn scene. This one looks a little bit beat up. Note that the famous white &quot;dots&quot; are very fragile, they are not part of the texture of the fungi itself, they are remains of the &quot;casing&quot; it had when it was still below the ground. As such, some rain can wash away the dots. On this photo, you can see how many have been drifted away to the edges.<br />
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Time-lapse video (not by me):<br />
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Fly Agraric in Heeswijk-Dinther

Such a classic autumn scene. This one looks a little bit beat up. Note that the famous white "dots" are very fragile, they are not part of the texture of the fungi itself, they are remains of the "casing" it had when it was still below the ground. As such, some rain can wash away the dots. On this photo, you can see how many have been drifted away to the edges.

Time-lapse video (not by me):

    comments (1)

  1. Now that is interesting, I had no idea, I really thought they were park of the skin.
    Classic shot!
    Posted 6 years ago

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Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric, is a poisonous and psychoactive basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Native throughout the temperate and boreal regions of the Northern Hemisphere, Amanita muscaria has been unintentionally introduced to many countries in the southern hemisphere, generally as a symbiont with pine plantations, and is now a true cosmopolitan species.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Oct 20, 2014. Captured Sep 6, 2014 16:09.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/3.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO450
  • 105mm