The Carnivorous Plant FAQ Field Trip Report -

Western Australia in 2007

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A second chance:
I was just about to join the others when I saw this tiny little Utricularia tenella. I had regretted not getting an extreme close view of this plant before, so I utilized my fresh opportunity. I used every extension tube I had , but this slowed down my exposure so much I needed my flash. I also had to throw the diffuser sheet on top of the plant, my camera, and me, because I needed a shield from the wind. It took about 20 minutes to get a set of adequate photographs, of which this one was the most satisfactory. What a lot of work!

(Fernando Rivadavia HATES when I give details about photography, so I'm expecting to kill him with this photo-geek trip report.)

Incidentally, that little speck on the flower is some kind of tiny animal. It was lumbering all over the flower and I became somewhat fond of it. I'm glad it was in the best image.

I stowed my gear, and took off in the bush in the general direction that I had seen Beth and Phill head.

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Revised: December 2007
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