Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

Gunnera manicata

GUNNERA MANICATA (Giant Rhubarb)

These prehistoric looking plants were situated in some famous water gardens not very far from my home patch. I wanted to show the texture and vein structure in the leaves of these examples of the species, but the sun was not in an ideal position to do this so I therefore wandered around for an hour or two photographing the other fine plants, shrubs and trees to be found in these water meadows. On returning to the same spot I found the sun was shining brightly through the giant 4ft. leaves and the vein structure was showing up very sharply.

Sony A700; 18-80mm Sony/Zeiss lens; polarizer; f8 at 1/50 second; ISO 100; autofocus; handheld. Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, Norfolk, UK
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Date:
05/05/11
Location:
Fairhaven Garden, Norfolk
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