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  1. Hello all, until about 10 years ago, I was quite active in this forum. At the time, I lived in Taiwan and had a greenhouse with ca. 300 Nepenthes on my garage top. In 2007 I attended the Sarawak Nepenthes Summit in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo which triggered the decision to move to Borneo so I could visit wild Nepenthes any time I wanted. In 2011 this plan came to fruition, and my family and I spent the following nine years roaming the jungles in Borneo. Apart from carnivorous plants, I soon also developed a strong interest in pretty much everything else the equatorial rainforests had to offer. Eventually, I wrote a humorous, yet informative book about my Road to the Rainforest and our subsequent encounters with Borneo's enormous biodiversity. It will be published in October, and I'm convinced it will be of interest to many members here. Please see this link for more information. Thank you for reading! Hans
  2. Thanks for the kudos! I did indeed use a tripod, at magnifications like this, handheld shots are impossible. I used a Pentax K10D, SIGMA 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Kenko extension tubes (12+20+36 mm) and a wireless remote shutter.
  3. Excellent shots of the lusitanicum and the radicans! Care to share what photo gear you used?
  4. Happy New Year - may it sparkle and dazzle and be as healthy and prosperous as these little beauties: http://two-ton.blogspot.com/
  5. Thanks, Seamaster. Actually, I'm not (I only got in the photo game in Spring last year), but if I futz around long enough and fiddle with enough dials and knobs, sometimes it results in nice pictures. Wer I to shoot with film (no preview display), I'd be dead in the water :-) Bob: it seems Triffid Park sells a D. intermedia v. "California Sunset". Might be my Taiwanese friend got it from them; we get a lot of CPs from Australia. Happy New Year!
  6. Beats me, Bob. I bought the plants from a guy in southern Taiwan who'd labeled them thus. After a few minutes of googling, I'm now convinced you're right. Sorry about the confusion, I'm still pretty much a complete droseridiot.
  7. Thanks for the kind words, Heather, and yes, Seamaster, I took the pix. All photos on my blog and my website were & are taken by me....albeit, those on the website are the product of a compact camera rather than a DSLR. Cheers Hans
  8. UPDATE: After my son killed my Dimage G600 last year, I switched to a more versatile camera: I now use a Pentax K10D with a variety of Sigma and Zeiss/Hasselblad lenses as well as half a foot's worth of extension tubes. I shoot most macros with a Sigma 105 mm macro lens; sometimes with a Zeiss/Hasselblad 60mm f/3.5 Distagon C. Here are a few samples: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=30023 http://two-ton.blogspot.com/2008_09_18_archive.html But at the end of the day, it really doesn't matter. It's YOU who takes the pictures, not that box :-) (Yes, I've said that before, but it's worth repeating)
  9. The pix are a bit on the large side, so here are the links: Drosera burmannii 'Beerwah Queensland' D. intermedia "California Sunset" D. madagascariensis and D. binata Skeeter Hell D. prolifera Happy Holidays!
  10. Are there any other drosera species in Borneo apart from burmannii and spathulata? Thanks TT
  11. Is there a comprehensive list of all tropical drosera somewhere? Thanks! Hans
  12. Pentax K10D SIGMA 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Kenko extension tubes (12+20+36 mm) f/9.5 0.7 sec. ISO 400 Tripod Wireless shutter release I took 30-odd shots, and this was the only one that yielded the desired result - getting the focus on the fly's eye. I don't have a macro rail yet, so you can imagine how frustrating it was having to move the whole tripod/camera rig to get the correct focusing distance, which at this magnification was a matter of millimeters.
  13. No struggle here, lads. He's deader than a week-old donut...
  14. Thanks, Cody. Here's some more.
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