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    Posted: 08 April 2019 at 19:53
Sometimes we find interesting things to photograph in our front/back gardens/lawns. Despite the title feel free post pictures that are old(er) i.e. not from the same day as posting (I just wanted to make the title catchy )

Right I'll start...

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Amazing to have a city-fox in your garden.
Seen him before?
And in the second shot, he looks as if he spots you.
A fun catch.
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Originally posted by Dopol Dopol wrote:

Amazing to have a city-fox in your garden.
Seen him before?
And in the second shot, he looks as if he spots you.
A fun catch.


We see a fox in our garden every so often, may be once a fortnight. But I see foxes in my area every other day. So they are common but I never have a camera on me to photograph them. I lucked out this time
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Well, slightly different thread then I expected. Interesting visitor to your garden.

This one is a bit more Mundane, but I promised to contribute:

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A very nice day at the Conservatory of Flowers and garden

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I spent some time in the garden today, so a few from me:

Drosera2_Apr_2019 by Wesley Swana, on Flickr

Drosera_Apr_2019 by Wesley Swana, on Flickr

These are both Drosera Capensis, very common (weeds in fact!) in my outdoor carnivorous plant garden.

They are native to the area and so grow very vigorously in this part of the world, which doesn't help the 'foreign' species I try to cultivate in my garden.

Weeds they might be... but they are very good at what they do in terms of catching ANYTHING nitrogen rich they come into contact with. Insects, feathers, helicopter-seed analogues etc. I've found moths nearly the size of the tendril trapped in the past. Totally fascinating to observe.

Photographically they remain a challenge for me... today I got out the tripod and arranged these two in decent light and stopped down to f11 or so in an attempt to get entire tendrils in focus... Not too successfully but I still like the results. A true testament to the plants 'devastating' effectiveness as a predator that I can't get pictures of a new tendril without victims or carapaces visible.

I want to take a few inside and experiment with lighting a bit more when time allows.


Edit: Both taken with Minolta 50 Macro 3.5 @ f11 on Sony A850.

Edited by wesleysa - 16 April 2019 at 01:09
 



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