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Thread: Nepenthes photos of our hortus botanicus trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (pond boy @ Oct. 17 2004,5:08)]Wonderful pics! Isn`t Faizaliana a synonym for stenophylla?
    Pondboy - No..

    Great pics. I can't even imagine what you must have been hoping for. That is probably the largest collection of mature Nepenthes I have seen in a long while..

    What was the diameter of the N. northiana plant? Must have been a monster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Isn`t Faizaliana a synonym for stenophylla?
    Tony, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't stenophylla the new name for fallax?
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    N. fallax and stenophylla have been going back and forth for a long time. My understanding is that they are one in the same and that N. stenophylla is the correct name to use.

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    The northiana is fantastic. Like Tony mentioned, a mature plant. Note that the pitchers are uppers! How big is that monster?
    The humidity in the greenhouse must be very high at all times to get the plant up to that size....it leaves me shaking my head in amazement.

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    Question

    Glad you guys liked the pictures.

    The Northiana was around 35 CM in height...
    The temperature and especially humidity were very high. We couldn’t use all photo’s because of (instant) condensation on the camera lens.

    Tony: Yeah it looks very good on the photo’s but you have to understand there were loads of ‘lesser’ plants too of course, almost kinda overshadowing the better ones. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Especially the first greenhouse we entered was pretty standard. And the awesome ones like the Northiana and Vogelii were only to be discovered later on in the ‘non-public’ greenhouses. (For studies/experiments, although none at the moment on the Nepenthes)

    By the way, which photo’s of the Northiana do you prefer?
    With flash or without? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Fantastic indeed. I see how you might get a different impression selectively photographing selected plants.

    Looks like the nursery containers are just sitting out on the ground on top of gravel?

    Personally I like nonflash photos best. I think it gives a more natural color if there are proper light levels. Flash I find is more difficult because it can be overbright, alter the color, cause glare etc. Only thing I consider using flash is when I am trying to diminish shadow if I can't manage it without using the flash.

    Tony

    Edit: Looking again at the pics I like the ones here with flash. The ones without flash appear to be washed out from the backlighting coming through the greenhouse glazing.



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    Heh yeah, a flash can make it seem like a totally new picture or even plant, at the cost of realism. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] That's why we posted both.

    Pretty much all the Neps were standing on gravel yes. About all the pots you see hanging there aren't carnivorous.
    They do have automatic misting units in the greenhouses. But they probably manually water the plants...
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    Yup, and that's going to be a hell of a job. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] There were hanging baskets all over the place.

    I normally also prefer non flash over flash, but imo the northiana looks great on both way's. Like phyrex said, it is almost a whole different plant [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Thanks you guy's for the nice comments.
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