Macro Shots of Wild Sundews, a Carnivorous Plant.

in #photography4 years ago

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Camera: Canon PowerShot A810
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/200 seconds
Setting: Macro
Location: Amathole Mountain Range, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Camera: Canon PowerShot A810
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/250 seconds
Setting: Macro
Location: Amathole Mountain Range, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Camera: Canon PowerShot A810
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/200 seconds
Setting: Macro
Location: Amathole Mountain Range, Eatern Cape, South Africa

These pictures were take while hiking along the Amathole hiking trail, on the escape route between day five and day six of the hike. The sundews were right next to the trail in a very wet area half way up a slope, all clustered in a group. This is the third place that I have seen sundews grow naturally. The other two places are the Drakensberg Mountain Range and the Magaliesburg Mountain Range. I know of one other place in South Africa where sundews grow wild and that is Table Mountain in Cape town.

In some of the pictures you can see in what conditions they grow, how small this specific type is and the insects that got trapped on their leaves. The "dew drops" on the leaves are made up of a sticky substance that smells sweet to attract insects. The stems that these drops are on the tips of release digestive enzymes to digest the insects and then is absorbed for nutrients, as they grow in soil that is very nutrient poor. This allows them to grow without much competition from other plants. The "stalks" that grow up out of them are their flowers, unfortunately none of the flowers were open that day.

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Camera: Canon PowerShot A810
ISO: 100
Exposure Time: 1/160 seconds
Setting: Macro
Location: Amathole Mountain Range, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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ooo pretty

I've never seen this plant before and its really beautiful and you captured it even more beautifully @madiba. a big thumbs up for nature and a resteem from my side.

Wow.thanks for share...resteemed.

Pretty colors @madiba. Thank you for sharing. 😀👍

I like the wide shot

I coukd not leave the presentation without leaving my thoughts and appreciation for the quality photos you managed to provide. The positioning abd angle is perfect and cromatic contrast made is awesome, really impresding focusing, a clever mind of a photographer.
Keep on photographying.

Never seen better pictures then you have taken and share with us. Thank you very much dear. Awesome stuff

Beautiful photos!nature at it`s best

Wow really nice !

That is cool , great shots 👍👍👍

Amazing photos of an amazing plant. You're very lucky to encounter those plants, In doubt you can see them just anywhere. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Have a nice day.

Wonderful photos thanks for sharing goood luck

Nice shots ...awesome photos looks clear....

Nice pic 😍

I've never seen that plant before. It's so bizarre but beautiful.

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Nature is so awesome!!!

Wow, its look like a plants ferns..

The color was so bright..

Nice picture..

I liked your #macrophotography. Predatory plant, dangerous for insects.

I always loved macro photos. They look really amazing!

nice post good work

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I am more a Sony man, bur nice work with a Canon hahaha. love your pics. thnx for sharing

Wow! They are beautiful! I like the color a lot! The second picture is my favourite! :)

Amazing shots! Very alien like. OOOooooo

madiba!! Thank you, your Post.

wow nice photography

Nature are truly a beauty to behold @ madiba thank you for making this effort.

Nice work @madiba - it's a once in a lifetime moment when a plant blooms like that!
We really are blessed in South Africa so have so many diverse species of plants and animals.
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