Sphagnum Bog

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Greg Swinfield on February 18, 2011

Taken on the Rams Head Range above Thredbo Village. This is the edge of one of the many small Sphagnum bog swamps on the high plains which appear when the snow melts. Dec. 2009

janusz_k on October 31, 2011

Nice composition. Like. Greetings from Poland, Janusz

Greg Swinfield on October 31, 2011

Hi Janusz. Thanks for looking at some of the older photos!

best wishes

K@rin on February 1, 2012

Hello Greg intresting to read and a lovely detailphoto with the plants , like it , happy evening to you

Greg Swinfield on February 1, 2012

Hi Karin, you must be back from your trip to dam. Hope all went well. I will check out your photos! thanks for noticing another obscure photo in my gallery.

best wishes

K@rin on February 1, 2012

Yep all went well , only was a cold and grey day so not so good for photographing .. although .. as usual I took so many shots ..:)

coffeebreak now here ..

Greg Swinfield on February 1, 2012

And the weather here is cool and very wet - very strange for this time of year - the time is close to bedtime!

I am sure you have many great shots. The night shot in the garden is beautiful!

K@rin on February 1, 2012

we have a wonderful sunny and clear weather, with -8C* and a very cold wind from the east which makes it feel like -15c* ,

Greg Swinfield on February 1, 2012

ha ha! I said cool over here but your temperature makes it seem warm here (22C)

enjoy your coffee!

K@rin on February 1, 2012

Haha 22C* is summer here .. ;)

Thnx , just finished it and have to move on ... Cu

Greg Swinfield on February 1, 2012

Bye Karin, catch you later!

Catherine A on April 1, 2012

Is there any carnivorous plants in bogs ? Like. Best wishes, Catherine.

Greg Swinfield on April 1, 2012

I think there are some sundews that I have seen but they are not common. The moss dominates these alpine bogs.

best wishes

Greg

Catherine A on April 1, 2012

In France, i have rarely seen droseras around 1400 m. But we see many pinguiculas.

Greg Swinfield on April 1, 2012

Catherine, I have checked a reference book that tells me Drosera arcturi is "fairly common" in the alpine bogs but it is the only carnivorous plant plant found in the area.

Catherine A on April 1, 2012

Thank you Greg for the link. In France, I saw Drosera rotundifoli

Greg Swinfield on April 1, 2012

Catherine I have just been reading that drosera have great variety in Australia! see article

I will have to look for more of these plants!

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Greg Swinfield
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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 4, 2010
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    by Greg Swinfield
    • Camera: Canon EOS 450D
    • Taken on 2009/12/09 11:02:16
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 43.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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