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Flower of the North American Pitcher Plant 2

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 13 April 2008 in Plant & Nature.

A macro of the Pitcher Plant flower. As you can tell, I was fasciinated by this strange flower. I also have an affinity for the Pitcher Plant because seeing it in a Texas nature preserve was my first awareness of the important work done by The Nature Conservancy to protect and preserve our natural world.

I welcome comments.

KONICA MINOLTA MAXXUM 5D 1/13 second F/9.0 ISO 100 100 mm


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Betty from New Jersey, United States

This is an absolutely beautiful capture... beautiful plant.

13 Apr 2008 10:29am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is my favorite of the three you've posted (so far). I really like the angle and the composition, and how you've picked up the red both in the plant as well as in the background, lower right. Very well done.

13 Apr 2008 10:59am

DeadPixel from Tehran, Iran

Nice macro shot. I like it with more depth of field and a little more space at the top. I suggest darken its background and see the result.

13 Apr 2008 11:09am

@DeadPixel: Thank you for your suggestions! I see what you mean about more dof. I did take several shots with more dof, but, they resulted in too defined a background, so I compromised. I think a longer lens would have achieved both more dof and a blurred background.

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Definition and color is superb, very well done.

13 Apr 2008 4:49pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Superb capture. This plant is absolutly beautiful!

13 Apr 2008 5:22pm

Alun Lambert from Cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely colors

13 Apr 2008 5:24pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I like this view of the flower a lot - the shape from this angle is wonderful and I like the blue background. Well done.

13 Apr 2008 7:21pm

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

So Cool macro with the dof. And I like the detail and colours, too :P

13 Apr 2008 9:31pm

Saeed from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot

14 Apr 2008 4:15am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I couldn't agree with you more Anita it does need to be protected, this is a Stunning close up!

14 Apr 2008 8:49am

Paul Michko from Exton, United States

Marvelous capture and composition, Anita.

14 Apr 2008 10:06am

Eleftheria, 9 years old, from Athens, Greece

Very nice!

15 Apr 2008 3:30pm

Lorie from United States

Very interesting plant and beautiful photo!


24 Apr 2008 8:42pm

1/13 second
ISO 100
100 mm