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Alpine Butterwort

Alpine Butterwort
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Copyright: John East (Norte) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF Micro 60mm f/2.8 D
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flower(white)II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-25 17:21
Viewed: 6284
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fjelltettegras, also known as Alpine Butterwort or Pinguicula alpina.
This is one of six plants in Norway to trap and digest insects.
When in flower it reaches a height of 5-15 cm.
This one was growing at the mountain Fløya in Tromsø, around 500 masl.
In Norway it`s mainly growing in the northern part.

From Wikipedia:
"P. alpina is found in high altitudes and latitudes throughout Europe and Asia, with the densest populations concentrated in the Alps and northern Scandinavia. Around the last ice age the plant was distributed throughout Asia, where it still remains today in Siberia, Mongolia, and the Himalayas. P. alpina is one of the most widely distributed members of the genus Pinguicula."

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-25 17:45]

Hello Jon,
Nice shot of this Pinguicula species with beautiful white flowers, never saw it "live" but I like all Pinguicula species
nicelly focused flowers and really nice colors
Regards, Dejan

so ciute, photo, nice composition, nice color

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-25 21:34]

Hi Jon,
Just marking this wonderful post from you and will come back with a proper critique in a while.

Hi Jon,
I love the composition and colours. Very well done!

Hi Jon,
A beautiful capture of these butterworts. Lovely composition and very good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2007-11-26 7:37]

Hi Jon,

I like the composition and colors. Thanks for presenting in color and words this unusual (for me...) species.


Hi Jon,
Beautiful composition. Good details. TFS.
- Nirmal

excellent composition to this wonderful alpine. good POV and DoF...the colours contrast well with the pale green foliage. Excellent notes as well...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-26 19:26]

Hello Jon

A wonderful close up of these dainty alpine flowers.
The focus and details are very good.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Excellent use of lighting with natural,well saturated colours.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-26 23:50]

Hi Jon

Nice shot of these Butterworts. Good exposure, plus you have retained detail in the white areas.


Hi Jon.
Well exposed for the whites with beautiful detail of the flower.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-28 4:47]

Hello Jon, well done on this flower shot, well composed, sharp image and very good background. Thanks !


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-28 22:35]

God morgon, Jon!
Fine capture of the Alpine Butterwort in a superb composition and sharp enough to stand out well against the OOF natural green BG.
I have seen this species in N. Sweden but that was long before I went digital, so it is nice to see this shot and I thank you for that!
Hälsningar från Skåne!

Hello Jon,
Good clarity of the Alpine Butterwort well captured!
the exposure and focus is well controlled

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