12.25.2022 Sunday Sundews

From July first, which is the same day as the pink water-lily, there are several “islands” in Moosehorn Pond that are covered with sundews.  I think these are round-leaved-Drosera rotundifolia but some seem a bit elongated which could mean there are some spatulates as well-Drosera intermedia.

These were shot with the 800 macro setup (100-400+2x converter). Next year I’ll wear my hip boots and get closer.  Blown up there are a lot of features I would have liked to get very close to.  Hopefully there will be as much of interest in this community next year as there was this summer.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 12.25.2022 Sunday Sundews

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    I loved the Sundews on this Christmas morning, Steve–they look magical, like a fairy world. I like your ambitious dream to go back and wear hip boots and get closer. Happy Christmas Day to you, Steve.

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    • Sundews are special little plants and, of course, play a pivotal role in the earth’s ecological balance. One of these days I’ll share a picture or two of the flowers. Or maybe even one of their dining experiences. 🙂
      Thank you, Jet! I hope that you and Athena had a wonderful Christmas and have a 2023 full of fun and lots of travel.

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  3. melody says:

    Yes, what a fairy world beckons in those sundews! Maybe when you get closer, like Horton in Dr. Seuss, you’ll hear a tiny sound from that tiny entire universe,
    I hope lots of magical images are your gifts today and in the coming year; every day a new cast of light illuminating them.

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    • Thank you, Melody. What a wonderful wish you offer. I’ve been reading about the forest and the mention of the song they create. The sundews offer similar. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.


  4. Ann Mackay says:

    These look very pretty and sparkly in the sun – a lovely moment to capture! 🙂

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  5. I’ve never seen these growing in the wild, interesting looking. Great shot, too!

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  6. Ms. Liz says:

    ‘Sunday Sundews’ has a good ring to it!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    These look so different from the ones I’ve seen — taller, and more clustered. They’re such neat plants!

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    • Taller is of course comparative. They are only a few inches tall with a few obvious exceptions but once flowering the stalk is 8-10 inches. I am always happy to find them and have three locations that I can visit. I am sure I’ll find more.

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  8. That’s a whole lot of sundews in one picture.

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  9. Amazing! What a lovely capture.

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  10. Thank you, Allison! They are always enjoyable to spend some time with although I have yet to catch one dining. 🙂


  11. Wally Jones says:

    (Waiting patiently for the close ups.)


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  12. I used to see these in the Pine Barrens swamps in NJ. They are definitely interesting clod-up.

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