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Climbing Sundew Flowers

Recently, on sunny winter days, the Climbing Sundew (Drosera macrantha) flowers open into beautiful, clear white blooms.  I've posted photographs of Sundew flowers before. They are one of my favourite wild flowers.  In addition to the beauty of the flowers, they have fascinating leaves. Designed to catch insects, the leaves of the Climbing Sundew are round, … Continue reading Climbing Sundew Flowers

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Inspiration: Mapplethorpe’s Flowers

Aesthetically, my flower photographs look nothing like Robert Mapplethorpe's flower photographs.  He took structured studio photographs of flowers in vases, set against strong light, or coloured backgrounds. I take photographs of wild flowers in the bush with backgrounds of moss, lichen, fallen bark, rotting leaves, bracken and whatever happens to be there. Yet when I … Continue reading Inspiration: Mapplethorpe’s Flowers