Archive for 'Loranthaceae'

Tristerix longibracteata

Altitude 3720 metres Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 11:32 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Tristerix longibracteata

A parasitic plant, so the wonderful flowers are possible only due to the nutrients stolen from the host plant! In Europe we have the mistletoe – but no such floral extravaganza! Altitude 3720 metres Aperture: ƒ/16 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 11:18 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 1600 Shutter speed: 1/250 s

Aetanthus nodosus

Looks edible and tempting – but are they? First of all red here is not ripe – black is! Should I trust black berries from a plant that is parasitic? Then again a parasite might offer chemicals not much different than that of the host. Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/18 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 […]

Aetanthus nodosus

Striking colors made from energy stolen from its host plant. Altitude 3450 metres. Aperture: ƒ/20 Camera: NIKON D700 Taken: 29 November, 2011 09:05 Focal length: 150mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/125 s