It was a modest online nepenthes competition with no prizes at stake. Did I want to enter?
I had seen my friends prepare for these competitions. And it involved almost-professionally-taken-photos shot with sophisticated (read ‘expensive’) cameras. Mine is a modest point-and-shoot model.
I wasn’t sure I wanted to compete but I also didn’t want to disappoint my friend.
I had a look around the next day; a few of the neps actually looked quite decent. At least I wouldn’t be too embarrassed when they were eventually posted online, I thought.
I snapped the photos and sent them off. Then I waited for the results of the members’ poll.
The Gardentech won by a whisker. There may not have been a prize but nothing beats the satisfaction that it was deemed worthy of being a winner.