Tree nettle...A brush with death!
- red45 (31094)
- [2005-03-03 4:54]
Really scary plant Steve! How long needles has it got? Very good picture of this beast, I hope you did some close-ups of its also. This is very interesting post so I did little investigation and found few usefull links in google about Urtica. TFS!
This I never knew about, Steve. And it looks so nice too. I'll have to try and remember what it looks like. By the way, we now have 2 poisonout spiders in NZ - the red back and now the White tailed/back spider from OZ. Becoming quite frequent up this way. What did you do with this plant when you saw it?
- milloup (1716)
- [2005-03-03 5:59]
Nice and sharp capture, just a small pity you couldn't avoid the burnt-out bit top right.
Sounds like quite a disgusting plant, this one, I shall keep my eyes peeled for it, should I ever be lucky enough to visit NZ ;-)
I remember when stepping off the ferry from Melbourne to Tasmania and onto the bus for Hobart way back; The busdriver greeted us like this: "Welcome to Tasmania! Of the 10 most poisonous snakes in the world 7 are to be found here.." - and there was I scared stiff of snakes even at the best of times.. ;-))
- honza (4197)
- [2005-03-03 7:56]
Nice photo - nice composition and sharpness. Very interesting plant species. In my country we have two forbs Urtica - both with very burning spines.
- netfalls (0)
- [2005-03-03 10:40]
Interesting post Steve, I'd like to see a closer view on a leaf.
Interesting note of Urtica ferox...I see some other kind of plants there.
Do they have any effect on plants or just on animals?
- cafecrem (9248)
- [2005-03-03 12:04]
Very interesting note! And of course very interesting plant, unparalleled! Thank you Steve!
- Gargouille (177)
- [2005-03-03 21:35]
Looks indeed ferocious! How tall was this friendly creature? Would have been nice to see the plant a little more isolated, to see it as a whole, but there is really bothing you could do about that! Good shot!
- sAner (4750)
- [2005-03-04 4:51]
What a beautiful yet scary plant Steve. The colors are great and so is your composition. Thanks for the note too. :)
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-03-04 9:36]
Very interesting subject and very good photography. The elegant and innocent fern behind let's me think of a kind of "beast and beauty" association. Perfect exposure and special mention to the DOF, outstanding for a f/2,8 aperture. Very well done and useful note, Steve.
Interesting plant Steve..Good exposure & detail. Thanx!!
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-03-04 23:35]
I do not know why some plants like this over-protect themselves. Urtica ferox, what a name!
A very interesting post, Steve.