The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Being Stupid in Ontario in 2003

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Godzilla plant!:
This photo took about 25 minutes to set up. (I actually took about 10 shots and this is the only one worth keeping.) This perspective effect was achieved using a short lens in extension--a technique I learned from Makoto Honda-San. This was my first attempt at the technique, and it suffers both from inexperience and from my lack of proper equipment--while my shortest lens is a 24 mm, a fish-eye would result in a deeper depth of field. I have a few old bills to pay for before I get that lens!

By the way, I did not harm the plant in taking this photo--the camera lens was right at the rhizome, shooting upwards. The diffuser was used, but in a modified way so the background stayed natural. A very tricky shot.

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