The Russula genus is composed of about 750 species of mushrooms spread all over the world, in the coniferous and deciduous forests. Russula Illota is one of the species, which grows in Eurasia, North Africa and North America. Is not an edible fungus. Besides other toxic substances, it contains russuphelin A. This toxin causes gastrointestinal disorders (abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea). Eaten raw, toxic effects are much stronger.
The picture was created with a Nikon D40X camera and Nikon 55-200mm VR AF-S f/4-5.6G ED lens, using these settings: exposure time – 1/200 seconds, focal length – 200 mm, ISO – 200, F- number – 5,6.