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Eastern Oregon carnivores in 2006

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The day was getting on, and I had finished my survey without having discovered any more carnivorous plant species or signs of human corpses, so I returned to my starting point to photograph the flowering Drosera anglica that I had noticed when I first arrived at the lake.

The play of light through their leaves was really a thing of marvel, so I worked to get a nicely backlit image. However, I worked with all possible expediency, because I had another lake I wanted to see before the day was done.

As I composed this photograph, something peculiar caught my eye... It seemed that despite how carefully I focused my camera, some of the backlit plants looked inexplicably fuzzy. I blinked, rubbed my eyes, but the plants still looked odd. The flowers just seemed to glow somehow. It was subtle, but noticeable. In this photograph, they are the plants in the two large clumps in the rear-center of this photograph. Do you see them? See how they look a little different--a little pinker, without harsh contrasting shadows?

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