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Dionaea Muscipula

By TrevBatWCC    
The theme for our Camera Club's monthly online competition for March is 'Close-up'. Having won our January competition with my red funnels (also uploaded to EPZ on 2nd February), I had to judge the February entries - the theme being 'Patterns' - and it means whoever's judging obviously can't enter!
So, for March, having raked through my archives reprocessed this image, taken with my 85mm Micro Nikkor macro lens, of my Dionaea Muscipula I had 10 years ago (sadly, no longer with us, I'm not very good with plants 🙁 ). Thought it a good choice for our March competition, and again thought it as a suitable upload to EPZ. Better known as the Venus Flytrap, it's a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina. I may have another go at trying to keep one...
(image taken 10/11/2011)

Many thanks to Kate (Irishkate) for her User Award on my previous upload, Snowdrops , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Macro Plant Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Venus flytrap Dionaea Muscipula

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glyndwr 13 87 10 Wales
27 Feb 2021 10:51AM
These plants always remind me of a 'Muppet', not sure which one.
A very nice upload Trev.
27 Feb 2021 11:04AM
my wife has a hair clip that looks exactly like this, only in different colour
p.s. seriously, and excellent closeup of this carnivorous plant.. what happens if you put a finger in it.. will it snap it off?
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 11:37AM
TOP SHOT Trev !! And it's green !!
Excellent image and subject !! Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 12:03PM
An excellent macro of this stunning Venus Fly Trap.
When I first came across these plants on a country walk, I though they were kind of cruel
and clever at the same time.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
27 Feb 2021 12:07PM
Excellent presentation of this deadly killer 😁😁
27 Feb 2021 12:31PM
Great capture, of this fascinating plant, and good luck with the competition.
27 Feb 2021 1:12PM
Great image Trev, sorry it died. What it from a lack of flies?
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
27 Feb 2021 1:21PM
An interesting plant, and a fine close up.
Excellent close up of this interesting plant Trev.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
27 Feb 2021 2:34PM

Quote:Great image Trev, sorry it died. What it from a lack of flies?

Having since read up about care and maintenance of these plants, it may have been due to the watering. I always use tap water (which, of course has chemicals in) for plants, but you should use either rainwater or distilled water for these.
Trev 😀
27 Feb 2021 2:35PM
Excellent close up Trev ..Lin
27 Feb 2021 2:42PM
An excellent close up of this carnivorous catcher, Trev!

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2021 6:01PM
A really lovely close up;
they probably prefer rain water and a position where they can catch flies or insects.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
28 Feb 2021 4:22PM
Great capture and presentation
Excellent close-up Trev.

1 Mar 2021 1:39PM
The living fly catcher, Trev, beautiful photo here. As a kid in Dorset we used to find Sundew, the wild British variant of this. Looks the same but smaller and reddish leaves.
Bravo for this image! 👍

Dave 🙂
Fefe Plus
9 57 36 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2021 9:35AM
I have always fancied having one of these Trev, but like you I am not great with house plants.....I need a house plant that will either like too much love and neglect at the same time. OR IT WILL DIE!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2021 6:45PM
Trev a great colourful macro

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