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just near my backyard


just near my backyard
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Copyright: erlangga septama (septama) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 69] (363)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-18 23:14
Viewed: 5358
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pitcher plants like all other carnivorous plants, grow in locations where the soil is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic for most plants to be able to live.
The prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. It has been widely assumed that the various sorts of pitfall trap evolved from rolled leaves, with selection pressure favouring more deeply cupped leaves over evolutionary time.
Whatever their evolutionary origins, foraging, flying or crawling insects such as flies are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, often by visual lures such as anthocyanin pigments, and nectar bribes. The sides of the pitcher are slippery and may be grooved in such a way so as to ensure that the insects cannot climb out. The small bodies of liquid contained within the pitcher traps are called phytotelmata. They drown, and gradually dissolve the body of the insect. This may occur by bacterial action (the bacteria being washed into the pitcher by rainfall) or by enzymes secreted by the plant itself. Whatever the mechanism of digestion, the prey items are converted into a solution of amino acids, peptides, phosphates, ammonium and urea, from which the plant obtains its mineral nutrition (particularly nitrogen and phosphorus).

source: Wikipedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcher_plant)

I found this four specimens of pitcher plant in small forest just near my backyard, and surprisingly,all observed only within 8 meters radius, could you imagine how many variants could be draw in entire forest.

marjan, cicindela, delic, peremartin, ferranjlloret, uleko, sily, hester has marked this note useful
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hi ,ver nice shot. good quality and exelent coloures. Interesting notice and shortly, bravo for this mosaic.
Marjan

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-19 4:07]
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Very interesting images and note. You are one of those TN members with a wild backyard, I suppose :). But does that mean the woods nearby have soil that is too poor in minerals and/or too acidic? I'm also curious because you categorized the photos as rainforest. Great macro work, by the way. Hope to see more.
Best wishes,
Hakan

Quin cuadre mes bonic d'aquestes plantes carnivores, felicitacions

Hello Erlangga,
Here we have another interesting post from you. These "hunting" for insects plants are really interesting, especially that you presented them in 4 pictures combination. And thanks to the note everyone interested in details can learn a lot about these plants.
On the other hand a little better DOF would nice to present more details :)
Best greetings,
Radomir

Interesting collection of images.

Biswarup

Hi Erlangga,
A beautiful collection of these carnivoras??? plants (its ok?), your country must be wonderful.
Salutacions cordials.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-22 15:43]

Hello Erlanga,
I've overlooked your interesting presentation of these four beautiful pitcher plants! All four show sharp details and lovely colours. You must have wondeful surroundings!!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Erlangga,real great shoots of the pitcher plant, good colours and great sharpness.Great mosaic.Alain

Hai Erlangga,
Great collection of pitcher plants, neatly collaged. Very nicely done.

BL

Hi,
This is a very good shot of and interesting species. I like this composition a lot, POV and nice details. Great use and exposure. Thanks,
Ahmet

hi
dans un autre genre de voracité,les plantes carnivores.
moi j'en ai eu une a la maison mais elle n'a pas survecue bien longtemps,l'humidité n'etait surement pas assez importante.
merci pour ce montage et bravo.
laurent

Wow!!! Listen erlangga, do you have any room for me there??? LOL
Very beautiful!!!

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-05-12 20:25]

HI Septama!
I like your interesting presentation and note, great work and colors,TFS!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-08-29 11:45]

Wonderful to find these so close to your home. Lovely images and a great presentation.

TFS

Karan

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