The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Being Stupid in Ontario in 2003

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Red plant:
Here, of course, is the normal form of Sarracenia purpurea subsp. purpurea. Very pretty, very red. Lots of venation, too.

Something for the photography geeks...this trip was the maiden voyage for a device I created to help my field photography. As photographers know, a problem about photographing bog plants is that the full sun produces extremely contrasty shadows. So you must either take photos in the early morning, or hope for light cloud cover, or use lots of reflectors. (Just try getting four or so reflectors positioned correctly in an open bog!)

This photograph was taken near the beginning of the day, with a light cloud covering the sun, so the contrast was not so bad. Even so, the shadows are a little dark.

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