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Sundew Plant

Sundew Plant
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Copyright: Charles Ghantous (Chaga) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 4 N: 16] (95)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon MP-E 65mm f2.8 1-5x
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 0:38
Viewed: 3023
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Close up of a Sundew (Drosera) plant in my garden.
From Wiki:
These members of the family Droseraceae lure, capture, and digest insects using stalked mucilaginous glands covering their leaf surface. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition that sundews are able to obtain from the soil they grow in. Various species, which vary greatly in size and form, can be found growing natively on every continent except Antarctica.

Handheld, with Canon twin lite flash.
PP: Cropping, Level adjustments and colour saturation, Frame and Signature all using PS CS3.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-09-01 1:04]

Hi Charles, good shot of the Sundew - it is lovely how the water drops are on each 'feeler'.
Well composed image, nicely displayed
Thank you

hi charles

good shot with shallow dof
good sharpness and focus

presentations could have been better


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2008-09-01 2:46]

beautiful macro shot, wonderful colours and perfect effect

wonderful macro of the weird plant and focuses nicely on the droplets.tfs

Beautiful macro Charles.
Love the red and green of the sundew.I really like the effect you have achieved with the little droplets, in the way that they catch and reflect the light.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Well composed shot with some interesting shapes. There doesn't seem to be a clear focal point in the picture, but works well as an abstract shot as opposed to a study of the plant.
Thanks for sharing

Quelle netteté!


Interesante Macro, bellos colores.
El Niche

Nice Macro shot of a Sundew (Drosera) plant with the dewdrop bulbs that give it a lovely look and make it very appealing to the viewers. TFS. Best wishes.

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-30 15:23]

Boa noite Charles,

Lovely subject and a very good macro.
Perfect lighting and very beautiful colors.
A very good white frame and an excellent work!
Parabéns e um forte abraço,

Charles ,

I like this, so unusual plant, very aesthetic.
Great colors makes a beautiful harmony and the pov is well chosen.
Nice presentation, simple, elegant and effective.

Bravo splendide photo

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