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Photo Info

Dimensions4805 x 7200
Original file size20.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Oct-15 09:41
Date modified18-Feb-19 12:18
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)105 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.1
Exposure1s at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x


My first encounter with Northern Pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea, also known as Purple Pitcherplant) was at the boggy edge of a lake in Hiawatha National Forest. This microcosm of life sat atop a thick mat of decaying mosses and other plants. It looked like solid ground, but in fact the "land" was floating on the water.

As I was photographing I became increasing aware that I and the photographers who had come before me were damaging this little piece of the bog. If I am ever to photograph it again I will find a better way or forego the opportunity.

This strikingly beautiful and unusual plant is carnivorous.

Location: Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan