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Wahu, a sundew

Wahu, a sundew
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Copyright: Thorsten Mueller (thorstenphoto) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 12] (72)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-25
Categories: Rain Forest
Exposure: f/11, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 22:31
Viewed: 4279
Points: 16
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Sundew, (Drosera stenopetala), maori: Wahu
New Zealand native carnivorous plant

New Zealand has six native species of sundew, three of which are alpine; five of the six native species (all except D. stenopetala) are also native to Australia.

This photograph I took along the Heaphy Track within the Kahurangi NP, South Island, New Zealand. I used a reflector for fill lighting. (alu- cardbord from tip top ice cream container, small and light weight and good to have handy). The camera has been on tripod, mirror look up set and shutter release cable has been used.

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Hello Thorsten,
Interesting, nice macro.

hi Thorsten,
it's a lovely photograph. interesting species! got to know about a new plant!
lovely shot too.
thanks for sharing...
and, welcome to TN :)

  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-16 23:32]

Beautiful closeup of this carnivorous plant, lovely colors. tfs.

Hello Thorsten
A fascinating plant, I saw a documentary of this species and it was amazing how they lure and traps, insects. Great composition and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan


Great sharpness and detail shown in your post. I like the lighting in the image too. Your POV, DOF, BG and colours are also all very well done.

In santiniketan we found a different spices of Drosera.
nice macro with good detail and colour.

Bonjour Thorsten,
Agréable macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Thorsten
This is a great macro, with a pleasant artistic touch, has vivid colours, fine details and leaves a lot to the imagination. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-18 12:22]

Hi Thor,

Beautiful shot of the plant, very unusual looking, but beautiful nevetheless. The sun bust shape make it feel like some kind of sea plants, the center looks a meaty fruite of a kiwi slice open. Yum!

Beautiful and natural color, good compo, and lovely details.


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