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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant


Carnivorous Pitcher Plant
Photo Information
Copyright: sarah mansoor (nutcracker) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 51] (206)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-15
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 3200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Carnivorous plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-21 6:56
Viewed: 74767
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Pitcher-plant is a carnivorous plant, a meat eater. Carnivorous plants usually live in nitrogen poor soils. They have 'learned' to augment the inadequate nitrogen available in the soil by capturing and consuming insects!

The inside of the tubular shaped leaf is lined with downward pointing hairs. These hairs block an insect from climbing up the tube and escaping. The fluid in the bottom of the tube contains digestive juices that will consume the insect prey.

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Excellent clear view of this interesting plant, though perhaps a little too bright - the picture could be more saturated or brightness reduced. However, I would prefer it without the fuzzy frame - each to his own, I expect!

Excellent capture of these condoms, oops, pitcher plant. :) :)
Well done on the composition and details.

Mike

Interesting shot to say the least! The focus is a little too soft to my taste, and I wouldn't have chosen the fuzzy border but like Alan said, we all have different tastes ;)

The composition is spot on.

Thanks for the informative note, btw!

Hi , Sarah !
Very nice shot , anusual plant. Good composition and point of view. Excellent picture !
Thanks for sharing,
Regards , Cro-star !

Hi Sarah! Heard of 'em, never seen them till now. Great shot! Texture is very skin like, creepy almost. Great lighting. Well done!

Did you try to put your finger in those hungry flowers?

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-22 4:04]

Hi Sarah, good shot of these pitchers. Such interesting plants and thank you for your notes. Good composition and colours, thank you.

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