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Pitcher Plant

Pitcher Plant
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: sony A100, Sony 100 mm F2.8 Macro, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Manokwari: a hidden paradise
Theme(s): #3 Tropical Plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-03 4:16
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
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The Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes sp.)

Nepenthes sp or usually called as pitcher plant is native primarily to the Tropics. This exotic plant forms wonderful hanging pitchers that are sure to attract attention. For the plants, these pitchers are used for attracting insects, once insects fall into this pitcher, they will not be able to climb the slippery inner wall of the pitcher; consequently, insects will be trapped inside, and slowly digested by the plant….
Yes, pitcher plant or Nepenthes is a carnivore plant!

Some are vines while others form rosettes. Most make two or more types of pitchers: lower pitchers are often more rotund and arise from stems closer to the ground, upper pitchers are often more slender, small and arise from extended leaf midrib.

This is a picture of upper pitcher. You may see that this pitcher was formed at terminal end of extended midrib of its leaf. I will share with you a picture of lower pitcher later.

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Hi Ben,
I have always been interested in the insect eating plants. I had a few at home, but being that these plants need really good care, they slowly died.
This is a beautiful composition with a nice OOF BG. I like the way you isolated just one single pitcher. Great colors and perfect sharpness.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-03 5:09]

Hello Ben,
These plants are fascinating and there must be many different species in your surroundings. Very nice shot of this single pitcher, sharp details and great colours against the diffuse background. I look forward to the next one!
TFS, Ulla

Your description of this natural phenomenon astonishes me, Benyamin. I never thought plants could be carnivorous!
Beautiful picture that shows this trecherous pitcher in all its glory. It looks like a jug with an open lid and a solid handle attached to the body. Great POV, DOF, colours and details too.
I am eager to look at the other pitcher you have promised to post next.
Your frame is exquisite. How did you make it? Sorry, daft question! :-)

Hello Ben,
What an unusual specie! I have never seen something like that before. I really like this POV and great composition. This is very sophisticated. You caught excellent details and I love this great BG. This is very interesting and well done. Thanks,

hi benyamin,
lovely post,
well composed, well framed,
lovely well saturated colours,
the bg is beautiful,
good sharpness, details captured well,
fine pov, good dof,
tfs & regards

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-12-03 8:37]

Hello Benyamin,
georgeous shot, the colors and the details are fabulous. Lovely composition, the OOF BG shows of this interesting plant very well. Great positiong of your subject and the framing is exquisit.

Beautifully sharp photo Ben, love the colors and the DOF blending in so nicely. Great shot. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comments on my photo "Sun Trying to Melt the Frost" :o)

Hello Ben

Excellent work, great details very crisp, nicly composed an captured photo perfct colors, Bg, POv DOF, great work

TFS Kyle

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-12-03 9:48]

Hi Ben,
Very well composed picture of this pitcher plant. Nice background too. These plants are so fascinating.
Best regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-03 14:08]

Hi Ben

What a magnificent picture! This is a great photo technicaly and artisticly at the same time.
The POV and DOF here are magnificent adn so well coordinated. Their result is a great focus on the subject adn a wonderful blurred but still beautifully colors BG.
Also the sharpness is impecable, the framing very nice and the composition great!

Bravo and TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-12-03 14:23]

Hi Benyamin,
Beautiful shot of this carnivore plant. Perfect composition, background and details.
TFS, José M.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-12-03 14:29]

Wonderful picture. Lovely shape, great colours and nice details. Good POV. Lovely OOF BG as well




great job,
these look a bit different than we have here,
great post,


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-03 21:54]

Hello Benyamin,
Very nice focus, DOF and details. Great colours. Also I like your presentation of the plant in the note.
Best greetings,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-03 23:05]

Hello Benyamin

Another beautiful image of a wildflower.The details are very crisp and clear.Excellent POZV and DOF.The subject really stands out against the wonderful blurred BG.TFS


Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful example of this hanging pitcher. POV, DOF, sharpness, exposure are great. The subject is beautifully stand out from background.

beautiful document.

hi mario

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-04 15:15]

Casi un ejemplo de la naturaleza de la tendencia artística llamada minimalismo Ben, con un perfecto foco y el consecuente OOF del fondo, apropiados foco, colorido y agudeza, y un acertado encuadre.
Un simple y estética composición.
Gracias y hasta la próxima... Ricardo

Almost an example of the nature of the artistic tendency called minimalism Ben, with a perfect focus and consequent OOF of the bottom, appropriate DOF, coloring and sharpness, and a guessed right framing.
A simple and aesthetic composition.
Thank you and until the next one... Ricardo

Hi Benyamin,
Interesting picture of this picture plant.
Nice details, bright natural colours and good sharpness. Informative note.
Well done.
Regards, Ruud

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-12-04 17:06]

Hi Benyamin, Great close-up of this Pitcher Plant. Excellent details, colours and lighting. Also well positioned in the frame. TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-05 8:09]

Benyamin, excelente y original disparo, buen bg. y colores, la luz es agradable... saludos TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-12-06 4:36]

Hi Ben.
Very nice composition and idea of this pretty shot. You managed to select the main object and show its beauty excellently. Perfect details, nice colours, precisely defines DOF (BG is really perfect), pleasant lighting and very good composition. Fine work and my best regards.

Hi Benyamin
Nice and sharp and well composed.
Regards and TFS.

Done with taste ... the whole thing, the photo, the notes, the framming & the composition.
Great clarity.
Well presented.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-12-07 17:12]

Hi Benyamin
Nice close-up shot. Good colours, BG, light, sharpnes and details.
Well done mf.


Hu Benyamin,
Beautifull macro-photo, nice colors and the DOF blending in so nicely.

Good shot

Hello Benyamin.

Excellent picture, very good details an colors.


belle photo de cette clochette qui doit se remplir d' un dous nectare pour abeilles et autres insectes. Amitiés Thomas

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  • Etka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 0 N: 59] (514)
  • [2007-06-02 5:39]

Niesamowita roslina. Ladnie uchwycona. Piekne kolory.


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  • PelinS (85)
  • [2008-03-27 1:32]

Hi Benyamin! Fascinating shot! Great perspective of this flower. Amazing colors. Good sharpen details. All the best.

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