Jaws..... by shepherdmanswife

Jaws.....

of the carnivorous Venus Flytrap.
If you look closely you can see the short trigger hairs on the red base. When an insect touches the hair the fly trap closes around it and digests it. ooh, yuck!

Description from Wikipedia:

The Venus flytrap (also Venus's flytrap or Venus' flytrap), Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States. It catches its prey—chiefly insects and arachnids— with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike. The requirement of redundant triggering in this mechanism serves as a safeguard against a waste of energy in trapping objects with no nutritional value.
This is a wonderful shot
April 28th, 2014  
Amazing shot.. Love it
April 28th, 2014  
this is a brilliant shot Chantal - they are brilliant plants - I also love the pitcher plants - a friend grows those and has one so large he feeds it baby frozen mice - how bizarre is that
April 28th, 2014  
Scary.. :)
April 28th, 2014  
Gorgeous and scary! Fav ;)
April 28th, 2014  
Love this, fantastic shot
April 28th, 2014  
Great shot.
April 28th, 2014  
What a great shot
April 28th, 2014  
Great shot
April 28th, 2014  
Beautiful dof and detail fave!
April 28th, 2014  
Reminds me of Audrey in "Little Shop of Horrors"
April 28th, 2014  
this is a very cool image! fav.
April 28th, 2014  
Very cool shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Jo
Love the light and dof on this, it's a wonderful shot. Fav.
April 28th, 2014  
Great shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Awesome shot, they are amazing plants.
April 28th, 2014  
Amazing plants. Great shot
April 28th, 2014  
Sue
Great shot. Looks like he is waiting for you to feed him!
April 28th, 2014  
Superb shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Such a great shot.
April 28th, 2014  
Impressionante!
April 28th, 2014  
Great shot
April 28th, 2014  
Ooh is is brilliant, love the dark background making the colours really pop pop out and the focus. Fav
April 28th, 2014  
Lovely. It looks like it wasn't to take a bite of something. Nice close up.
April 28th, 2014  
I love these plants and this one would be happy here, the flies have come early this Spring. Nice shot Chantal - the black background sets your subject off well.
April 28th, 2014  
super focus here, I love these plants, so clever!
April 28th, 2014  
Excellent shot
April 28th, 2014  
Very interesting, nice focus.
April 28th, 2014  
Great shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Sweet shot. I like.
April 28th, 2014  
Amazing! Man eater.lol
April 28th, 2014  
Wow, what an impressive close up shot! I love it! An instant fav from me!
April 28th, 2014  
Wonderful lighting and colours
April 28th, 2014  
This is a brilliant shot, though I must admit the look of venus fly traps scare me. lol Fav!
April 28th, 2014  
Very cool shot........love how the plant is highlighted against the black background!
Fax
April 28th, 2014  
great photo. wonderful colours
April 28th, 2014  
Great capture Chantal.
April 28th, 2014  
Neat capture! Beautiful spot lighting.
April 28th, 2014  
brilliant fav
April 28th, 2014  
Deb
Awesome closeup!
April 28th, 2014  
brilliant shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Love it! Great macro!
April 28th, 2014  
great closeup love the colours :)
April 28th, 2014  
Nice closeup of this carnivorous plant.
April 28th, 2014  
lovely, and informational. Nice shot! FAV
April 28th, 2014  
It looks so dangerous- super capture.
April 28th, 2014  
A super capture!
April 28th, 2014  
Very cool. "jaws " look dangerous!
April 28th, 2014  
this has to be a fav, great capture
April 28th, 2014  
A FAV capture!
April 28th, 2014  
Fabulous close up of a very interesting plant
April 28th, 2014  
Cool plant :)
April 28th, 2014  
Cool pland with great detail. Looks quite menacing!
April 28th, 2014  
Fab capture of this plant
April 28th, 2014  
Gorgeous detail and light. Super shot. It really feels like it is ready to bite.
April 28th, 2014  
What a fabulous shot. Fav.
April 28th, 2014  
Haha, interesting plant. Looks like a toothbrush.
April 28th, 2014  
beautiful
April 28th, 2014  
My Sons used to grow these Venus Fly Traps and enjoyed watching them catch flies - well captured.
April 28th, 2014  
A fabulous capture. Fav.
April 28th, 2014  
Wonderful shot.
April 28th, 2014  
Love the shadows.
April 28th, 2014  
stunning
April 28th, 2014  
Perfect focus. This is a great photo. Very interesting to see this so up close.
April 28th, 2014  
Beautiful Macro and amazing focus Chantal...Fav
April 28th, 2014  
Lovely shot, Very beautiful light and details on the flytrap.
April 28th, 2014  
Beautiful shot. I love it
April 28th, 2014  
Great focus, lovely shot
April 28th, 2014  
Great capture!
April 28th, 2014  
very human!
April 28th, 2014  
brilliant and scarily like sharp teeth
April 28th, 2014  
Awesome shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Snap!
Great shot!
April 28th, 2014  
Yikes! It's coming to get me. LOL Wonderful closeup shot.
April 28th, 2014  
Wow, what a great capture, very sharp teeth!
April 28th, 2014  
I've never actually seen one of these in real life, great shot Chantal.
April 28th, 2014  
Wow, I've never actually seen one close up. Makes me think of the little shop of horrors. ;)
April 28th, 2014  
FEED ME! FEEEEEEEEEEED ME! Great shot! :)
April 28th, 2014  
Awesome picture. Congratulations on making the Trending Page. Well deserved.
April 28th, 2014  
Great focus! Love the black surround. It really make the flytrap pop!
April 29th, 2014  
Great shot. Love the composition and detail.
April 29th, 2014  
Excellent shot, i like the negative background very much. Beautiful shot.
April 29th, 2014  
Looks so vicious! Great shot!
April 29th, 2014  
Lovely close up. I had one of these as a kid. It was amazing.
April 29th, 2014  
Very cool! Great detail!
April 29th, 2014  
You captured the aggressive flavour of this plant very well Chantal. Can't help feeling sorry for its victims.
April 29th, 2014  
Wonderful capture of those wicked teeth!
April 29th, 2014  
Wonderful capture....wow! Great detail..you have made it look sooo scary! FAV
April 29th, 2014  
Amazing capture of this fabulous plant!!! Thanks for the information, also!!!
April 29th, 2014  
Fantastic shot, this thing looks dangerous.
April 29th, 2014  
Fantastic capture!
April 29th, 2014  
Great macro.Love the detail
April 29th, 2014  
That's amazing, looks mean and hungry. Got to be a FAV.
April 29th, 2014  
Well doe - looks like 'Little shop of horrors'
April 29th, 2014  
Really great shot. Great DOF, and great exposure. That low key really really works here.
April 29th, 2014  
Great shot!
April 30th, 2014  
Stunning lighting! :)
April 30th, 2014  
Great detail!
May 1st, 2014  
Great fun! I've seen these growing prolifically on the eastern seaboard of the US, but never in Leicestershire - and I have a place in Market Harborough too!
May 2nd, 2014  
Congrats on the TT :)
May 2nd, 2014  
Congrats on TT!
May 2nd, 2014  
@ellida No, I don't think they live outside. This was bought as a house plant. Let me know next time you're back here and we could meet up if you like. My other half, @shepherdman is also a 365er.
May 2nd, 2014  
fav! super shot
May 3rd, 2014  
Congrats on TT!
May 3rd, 2014  
@shepherdmanswife Thanks for that, I'll definitely try :)
May 3rd, 2014  
lovely capture congrats on TT!
May 3rd, 2014  
Congratulations Chantal on a well deserved Top Twenty finish! I can almost hear the ominous sound of the tuba in Jaws. +F
May 3rd, 2014  
So cool! Congrats on TT!
May 4th, 2014  
Congrats on TT!!!
May 6th, 2014  
Great shot, awesome light and details. Congrats on the TT!
May 6th, 2014  
Awesome detail and light.
May 11th, 2014  
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