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Copyright: Joffre MIA (Joffre) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 24] (82)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-09
Categories: Rain Forest, Fungi, Flowers
Camera: Nikon F-401s, Nikkor 35-70 / 4,5-5.6, fuji 100, HOYA 55m PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): RARE or SIGNIFICANT contributions to TN 4 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-04 8:47
Viewed: 7246
Points: 11
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Shot of the famous Rafflesia, taken outside of Sinkawang, West Kalimantan...

The Rafflesia is sometimes called the World's largest flower (ie. growing up to a metre in diameter), actually it's a parasidic plant that spends most of it's time hidden in the base of jungle vines until the hard bud bursts through the host plant and rapidly develops its huge cauldron-like flower. Pollinated by flies, it is a carrion plant, preying on insects...

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To stefaan: Thanks!Joffre 1 06-04 18:21
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Hi Joffre,
nice colors!

isn't this that plant that smells like rotten meat?

Bonito color, una planta muy curiosa. Saludos. JL

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-04 21:15]

A warm welcome to TN, Joffre. : )
And thank you for bringing us this interesting "stinky" flower.
I have heard a lot about it, but have never seen one in real life.
Great details and stunning colors on this shot.
It is hard to believe that such a beauty would have an offensive odor.
Well such is nature, I guess.
TFS. : )

Hi Joffre
Your closeup is full of detail. I love your colour here, it really adds some nice contrast to the background. TFS Janice

HI Joffre,
A very interesting flower.
Colors and contrast are great.
Lower cropped part of the flower is missing.... too big to fit ?
TFS - Shir

nice one,I wish I saw it, TFS Ori

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