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Drosera, commonly known as the sundew, is very unusual carnivorous plant.

It lures, captures, and digest insects using sticky stalked glands covering their leaf surface. The insects are used to supplement the poor mineral nutrition of the soil in which they grow.

The name sundew refers to the glistening drops of mucilage at the tip of each tentacle that resemble drops of morning dew.

This particular sundew is Drosera spatulata, the spoon-leaved sundew.

Royal National Park near Karloo Pools, Heathcote, NSW, Australia.
Canon G12.

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plant, red, sundew, plants, water, drops, droplets, australia, australiana, drosera, carnivorous, drosera spatulata, spoon leaved sundew, drosera spathulata, macro, macros, close up

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael John
    Michael Johnabout 2 years ago

  • myraj
    myrajabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Michael. Great colour, detail and interesting reading. Looks even better viewed larger.
    Myra

  • Thanks for the great comment Myra

    – Michael John

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Michael, they are so pretty.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks Jude

    – Michael John

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéabout 2 years ago

    great work :) xxx

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • sedge808
    sedge808about 2 years ago

    these are amazing.

  • Sure are

    – Michael John

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    That is a nice find, I have not seen one with these shapes before

  • Thanks for the comment

    – Michael John

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • Jill Hyland
    Jill Hylandabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture, wonderful color!

  • Thanks for the fave!

    – Michael John

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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