Carnivorous plants in macro

Cephalotus follicularis

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!

Cephalotus follicularis (Albany Pitcher Plant)

part of a Drosera capensis leaf

Sundew and dragonfly

Flower of Drosera capensis

Pitcher of Nepenthes maxima x trusmadiensis

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.

A very young Nepenthes ovata plant with D. capensis on the side

Date: March 2011
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens 1: Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro
Ambient light only.
Conditions: heavy overcast.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.


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