Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 7th March 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,968
Thanks: 2,067
Thanked 1,318 Times in 1,029 Posts
Likes: 5,371
Liked 2,085 Times in 1,127 Posts
Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

This is the first of the sundew (Drosera) flowers (for this year) on a plant we have beside our kitchen sink,



On one of the four main Drosera plants in the pot (living with a Trumpet Pitcher plant).





And this is how it looked that night (12 hours later).



And then the 2nd flower the next day (today) with flash.



And with natural back light carefully aligned (without flash).



Thanks for looking.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Greytop (7th March 2016), IainMacD (11th March 2016), Jim Ford (9th March 2016), JohnGG (9th March 2016), OM USer (7th March 2016), pandora (11th March 2016)
  #2  
Old 9th March 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,968
Thanks: 2,067
Thanked 1,318 Times in 1,029 Posts
Likes: 5,371
Liked 2,085 Times in 1,127 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

On the fourth day the third flower has opened (& closed).


(Taken at 10:41 am Sydney DST)



Already at 3:26 pm it is closing as it is being shaded by the bit of wall on the western side of the (bay) window.


__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Jim Ford (9th March 2016), pandora (9th March 2016)
  #3  
Old 9th March 2016
Harold Gough Harold Gough is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Reading UK
Posts: 5,766
Thanks: 58
Thanked 807 Times in 736 Posts
Likes: 40
Liked 3,199 Times in 1,728 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Ross,

That close-up is particularly nice.

Our Venus Fly Trap has recently closed all its traps and kept them close. We have not noticed sufficient insects (in servatory) to cause that.

Harold
__________________
The body is willing but the mind is weak.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Harold Gough For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #4  
Old 9th March 2016
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,269
Thanks: 452
Thanked 584 Times in 506 Posts
Likes: 2,618
Liked 1,614 Times in 1,033 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Looks like Drosera capensis, Ross. You have lots of interesting and unusual Droseras in Australia, why grow a South African one? Also, you ought to grow a Cephalotus follicularis - the Albany Pitcher Plant. They're fascinating.

I used to have a collection of carnivorous plants and envied Australians for having lots of unusual and unique ones.

From what I can see of the pitcher plant it, looks like the American Sarracenia catesbaei - a cross between S. flava and S. purpurea.

Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jim Ford For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #5  
Old 9th March 2016
Imageryone Imageryone is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk,England
Posts: 4,934
Thanks: 1,101
Thanked 797 Times in 755 Posts
Likes: 656
Liked 564 Times in 336 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Fascinating thread, Ross, these look tiny?
__________________
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Imageryone For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #6  
Old 9th March 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,968
Thanks: 2,067
Thanked 1,318 Times in 1,029 Posts
Likes: 5,371
Liked 2,085 Times in 1,127 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harold Gough View Post
Ross,

That close-up is particularly nice.

Our Venus Fly Trap has recently closed all its traps and kept them close. We have not noticed sufficient insects (in servatory) to cause that.

Harold
Thanks. We have a Venus Fly Trap plant (Dionaea muscipula) waiting to be potted up & to come inside too (one day ).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
Looks like Drosera capensis, Ross. You have lots of interesting and unusual Droseras in Australia, why grow a South African one? Also, you ought to grow a Cephalotus follicularis - the Albany Pitcher Plant. They're fascinating.

I used to have a collection of carnivorous plants and envied Australians for having lots of unusual and unique ones.

From what I can see of the pitcher plant it, looks like the American Sarracenia catesbaei - a cross between S. flava and S. purpurea.

Jim
Yes, thanks for the ID. I think it is most likely a Drosera capensis (came as an unintended inclusion in the pot & has taken over) & the native one in the Blue Mountains is Drosera spatulata with leaves 10-20mm long, like a little red rosette on the ground.

The Trumpet Pitcher Plant (looking a bit sad) is Sarracenia (minor "Giant" x alata "Red Throat" x purpurea), so you were close.
A number of South African plants can grow quite well here & are related (such as Proteaceae species), so they sell them.

We also have another Pitcher plant sitting behind the front pot & is one of the Nepenthes species (a cold tolerant hybrid) & an empty pot for the Dionaea.

That larger pitcher is about 2 1/2" tall.

__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 9th March 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,968
Thanks: 2,067
Thanked 1,318 Times in 1,029 Posts
Likes: 5,371
Liked 2,085 Times in 1,127 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imageryone View Post
Fascinating thread, Ross, these look tiny?
Thanks & yes, the flower stem is tall & slim with these insignificant flower buds & then one by one the buds open (once) during the day with a spread of the flower to 10mm & closes again before the day is out.

This photo (for the sake of the record, not to look pretty) shows the proportions with the pot height (from bench) 120mm & 250mm from the top of the pot to the bend in the flower spike.


__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 9th March 2016
Imageryone Imageryone is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk,England
Posts: 4,934
Thanks: 1,101
Thanked 797 Times in 755 Posts
Likes: 656
Liked 564 Times in 336 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

My lovely lady, Debs, who has the green fingers in this family, thanks you so much for all the information, Ross.
__________________
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Imageryone For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #9  
Old 9th March 2016
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,269
Thanks: 452
Thanked 584 Times in 506 Posts
Likes: 2,618
Liked 1,614 Times in 1,033 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

I've never managed to keep Nepenthes. They require warm humid conditions, which are difficult to provide in the U.K.. If it's humid, it's too cold. If it's warm, it's too dry.

You've got loads of interesting and unique carnivorous plant in Australia - byblis, the tuberous sundews, cephalotus and terrestrial bladderworts. Most of these we never see in cultivation here, even in Kew.

Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jim Ford For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #10  
Old 9th March 2016
Mrs T's Avatar
Mrs T Mrs T is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Glos, UK
Posts: 3,310
Thanks: 281
Thanked 504 Times in 486 Posts
Likes: 343
Liked 583 Times in 259 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

A lovely collection. I noticed an Aloe plant abandoned on the desk of someone who left before Christmas so I've taken him to my windowsill to see if it can be rescued.

I love the colours of that flower.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mrs T For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (9th March 2016)
  #11  
Old 11th March 2016
Ross the fiddler's Avatar
Ross the fiddler Ross the fiddler is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Blue Mtns, NSW Australia
Posts: 13,968
Thanks: 2,067
Thanked 1,318 Times in 1,029 Posts
Likes: 5,371
Liked 2,085 Times in 1,127 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imageryone View Post
My lovely lady, Debs, who has the green fingers in this family, thanks you so much for all the information, Ross.
That's great to know. Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Ford View Post
I've never managed to keep Nepenthes. They require warm humid conditions, which are difficult to provide in the U.K.. If it's humid, it's too cold. If it's warm, it's too dry.

You've got loads of interesting and unique carnivorous plant in Australia - byblis, the tuberous sundews, cephalotus and terrestrial bladderworts. Most of these we never see in cultivation here, even in Kew.

Jim
My wife has bought these because they were available & do OK here without dying like some natives that only do well in their own natural environment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs T View Post
A lovely collection. I noticed an Aloe plant abandoned on the desk of someone who left before Christmas so I've taken him to my windowsill to see if it can be rescued.

I love the colours of that flower.
Thanks. Some things we have success with & some things do OK if looked after (at least to start with) & then one day we look & see it is dying, usually because we neglected it.
__________________
Ross
I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ross-the-fiddler/
Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11th March 2016
IanB IanB is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 40
Thanked 151 Times in 120 Posts
Likes: 110
Liked 556 Times in 269 Posts
Re: Sundew flowers in our kitchen.

that plant would get well feed here . something to think

I really like some of the flower photos
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to IanB For This Useful Post:
Ross the fiddler (11th March 2016)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In The Kitchen at Kentwell Hall Zuiko Foto Fair 3 16th June 2014 06:55 PM
Deep within the Kitchen stevednp3 Foto Fair 5 18th May 2010 08:39 PM
Like my new kitchen? (hdr image) StephenL Foto Fair 13 29th January 2009 01:02 PM
Back in the kitchen shirley Looking for improvement 10 17th September 2008 10:53 PM
kitchen deer ardvorlich Foto Fair 1 5th May 2008 12:48 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:16 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger