Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sundew

Just a quick post today.

When we were in the Grampians in was peak sundew season.  I've always had an interest in these carnivorous plants - plants that eat animals, what's not to like!

I notice the way the sun was catching this plant and got low down to shoot it.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.

26 comments:

Revrunner said...

Lucky it didn't shoot you from the sounds of it. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

It sounds like a very intriguing plant Stewart. I will do a search and find out more. Love this photo, the lighting is perfect!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty shot! I have to look up this plant, it is new to me. Happy Sunday!

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
Beautiful macro shots, this plant I can not.
Best regards, Irma

bas van Es said...

een prachtige vondst.Steward.

maryaustria said...

A wonderful shot! Love that light!

bas van Es said...

Wil ik net mijn fout goed maken is hij al weg maar je begrijpt het al ik heb je naam vejkeerd gespeld sorry Stewart,

TexWisGirl said...

a pretty hunter it is.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Looks different from the sundew I am familiar with but then again, it's Australia.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely capture and the light is wonderful indeed!! Thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty, Stewart!! Have a great new week!

Montanagirl said...

Lovely shot, Stewart!

Andrea Priebe said...

You should link this to NF Inspiring Photography ... Monday's she has "Catching the light" and that is just what you did. As for the plant, which I am unfamilier with, eating animals I don't like ... now if you would find me a man eating plant, I have some politicians that I would like to offer up. I will have to look this plant up and get the scoop ... very interesting post, Stewart.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Margaret Adamson said...

Gorgeous lighting and interesting post.

Hilary said...

Ahh well turnabout is fair play, so they say. Fine shot.

Lee said...

The question is....did you get up again with all limbs intact?

Marie said...

It looks so innocuous! :-) Pretty shot.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

As they are so tiny they are only able to devour flies? You and your family were not in danger at any time?
The light is great on the plant.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful sense of delicacy in this plant. Yet it seems to have an insidious personality. What a contrast.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Beautiful but predatory :) awesome

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Pretty shot

I would have added more saturation with a tad more yellow and clarity...I'm not subtle. But this is nice.

bailey-road.com said...

A lovely shot.

Hannah said...

Beautiful sundew, the backlighting makes it glow. I tried to grow one but didn't succeed in keeping it alive. I guess they need a swamp.

Laura said...

Beautiful Stewart. Here sundew grows horizontally in the bog, well at least the sundew I have seen. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

Janice Adcock said...

Nicely capture. I like the lighting.

Pat Tillett said...

Good think it didn't take a bite out of you! Nice photo!

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very interesting plant. By the way, I just noticed yesterday that my neighbour has a clock with the number 4 written as IIII. I wonder why I've never noticed it before.