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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-24 20:15
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Points: 18
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I love to search for this attractive looking plant in the sprintime. I'm not sure what it is about the Jack-In-The-Pulpit that seems to be so interesting to me, but it may be it's unusual shape.

The pulpit reminds me of a french horn or even a trumpet somewhat, and this is certainly unlike any other plant in the woods.

This morning I found this trio growing together while up in a wooded area near Cleveland. This particular spot was on the side of a steep hill, and there were many other of the same plants growing nearby.

I also found a lot of Ramps along this same hill side and in the valley below were and abundance of Skunk Cabbage.

The common name of Jack-in-the-pulpit comes from the fascinating structure of its flower. A tiny upright flower spike looks like a tiny man standing in an old-fashioned raised pulpit. The top is hooded, partially hidden by a leaflike flower petal.

This perennial wildflower is also sometimes called bog onion, a reference to its cormlike roots that prefer moist soil, and wake robin, because it blooms in early spring. After flowering it develops a cluster of red berries, which attract birds and wildlife, but all parts of the plant are toxic to humans
Info From: Plant Encyclopedia (Better Homes And Gardens)

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nice plant portrait, TFS Ori

Hi Ron,this is a very interesting plants,and i like a lot the choice of point of view and the light position,the best for the best result,great details,sharpness,colors and beautiful dead leaves background too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-04-25 3:44]
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Hi Ron,
this one is so special with petals so unique to me. i like its stripes and the curl. somehow like a pitcher plant too.
nice composition in excellent sharpness.


Hi Ron,

That's a really attractive grouping of Jacks, with very nice light on them resulting in a very attractive image. Nice!

They're hitting their peak here too, so I HAVE to get out to the woods more this week, as lots of stuff is up now, and we've got some decent rain, so I hope to get some nice shots of various things. I somehow managed to miss the earliest Spring ephemerals such as Bloodroot, Hepatica, Trout Lily and Dutchman's Breeches this year.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-04-25 10:44]
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Lovely species, and excellent capture, Ron.

What species is this "Jack-in-the-Pulpit"?


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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-25 16:55]
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Hi Ron,

I've always known about the Jack-in-the-Pulpit but I have never seen one before. The shapes, the colors, and the stripes are just marvelous. Excellent shades of green and nice sharp details. I'm so happy to be able to put the name and the flower together.


hello Ron

very beautiful photo of these wild plants, with very fine
low POV at their level, fine DOF, superbly focused with
great sharpness and details, beautiful luminosity, TFS


Hy Ron
Very interesting plant! Very clear details, presenting the flowers, but also the leaves. TFS!

hello Ron
this nice flowers have a strange name, but i like her shape
light and colors are beautiful, great sharpness and lovely composition
Have a good night

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