What mushroom is this?

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  1. Miaow

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    Took this pic while on a walk this afternoon - I know the DOF could have been better :) Was more wondering if someone can tell me what this is as I've never seen a mushroom this colour before :) It was about 3-4" across.

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    Is that the actual color? That is really cool looking. I've never seen one that color, sorry, can't help with the name.
     
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    Dunno, but I wouldn't try to eat it!
     
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    looks like the color was added in, but if not that is quite a curious mushroom. I have no idea what that would be. maybe google "purple mushroom" ?
     
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    Can tell you I haven't edited the colour - the pics only had a little sharpening and a touch of contrast added (the contrast has done nothing to the colour really compared to the original file (same purple))

    It is bizarre though and true I wouldnt try and eat it lol

    I did try googling purple mushrooms but couldnt seem to find something that looked like that only really small ones
     
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    I posted this also on another site (non photo one) that I'm a member of and someone has solved it :)

    Its a Cortinarius Archeri we think :)
     

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