These are the first few pictures taken with my new Sigma 50mm macro lens. Hooray!
The Cephalotus in the top photo is a tiny plant and resides under 70% rating domestic shadecloth. It probably isn’t getting enough light and plans are afoot to move it into a brighter shadehouse. This most desirable new facility with its white horticultural grade mesh and 30% shade rating will not be available until May because it hasn’t been built yet. Ha!
This hybrid of Nepenthes maxima and Nepenthes trusmadiensis is very easy to grow (but is not frost-tolerant). The ribbed peristome feels like hard plastic. The pitcher in the photo is more than 15cm long from lid to base.
Date: March 2011
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro
Ambient light only.
Conditions: heavy overcast.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.