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Pine Sap

Pine Sap
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Copyright: shelley penner (shyanni) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 41 N: 163] (840)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Saprophytic Plants [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 15:06
Viewed: 5696
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pine Sap (Hypopitys monotropa) Another one for my Saprophytes theme. Saprophytes are plants that have no clorophyll, but derive their nutrients from decaying vegetable matter.

The common name 'pine sap' refers either to the fact that this plant grows under pines (or other conifers) and 'saps' their juices, or to the resemblance of the pinesap's flower color and texture to congealed pine resin.

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Hello Shelley
Cette fleur avec ses belles couleurs roses me donne le gout de revoir l ete le plus rapidedement possible. belle composition et tres belles couleurs
bravo ...JP

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-02-22 18:05]

Hello Shelley,
These are very unusual little flowers,I've not seen these before.
Nice vivid colours and good sharp detail.
Interesting note too.
Good work.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-23 3:10]

Very good photo of the interesting saphrophytic plants. Nice composition and beautiful colors. In my country the species grows too, but its color is light yellow always.

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