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    Default Indian Sundew

    The Indian Sundew (Drosera indica) is a tiny plant that traps and feeds on insects. The dew-like drops consist of a sticky mucilage secreted by the plant, and once an insect gets stuck, the plant slowly curls around its prey and secretes digestive enzymes to consume the insect.
    Sundews do this to supplement their nutrition, because they grow in rocky, nutrient-poor soils where the available mineral nutrients would otherwise not be sufficient.
    This species is extremely common and abundant on laterite plateaus in the Konkan region (and probably elsewhere outside this region as well).

    July 2019, North Goa

    Having taken some record shots for ID, I tried my hand at a few very low-DoF experiments, this is one of them.

    Canon 760D, Canon 100mm Macro USM
    SS 1/1000
    Av 3.5
    ISO 800
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    The low depth of field helps the tiny dew like structures to stand out. Good details. Thanks for sharing the detailed information.

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    This looks beautiful. A vertical would have also worked. Post the record shots as well so that one can see the complete plant with adequate depth of field.
    Thanks for sharing.

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