Monday, October 1, 2012

Jewels of the sahyadri plateau

Ah, this post is all about the jewels of nature. I wonder and I am certain that these little wonders of nature inspire us in many ways. That if we try giving a shape to objects around us and bring it in sync with the nature's theme, every design looks beautiful. Only when I carefully observe that I can find these little wonders more beautiful. Gorgeous in their design, symmetry and presentation. Nature has all its mathematical formulations to its perfection that we fail to understand the logic behind its formation. Those intricate details, symmetrical arrangements, their laws of attracting pollinators and protecting themselves by mimicking during attacks are some (among many more) of the interesting facts for me to wonder always. Some of those little jewels I sighted during my recent trip to Satara are presented below. 

Smithia hirsuta - the mickey mouse flower

Dipcadi montana

Eriocaulon and the pollinator 


The trumpet flower - Ramphicarpa

Eriocaulon stellulatum

Cyanotis cristata

Impatiens oppositifolia 

Drosera indica - the carnivorous plant with a kill

Utricularia purpurascens

Rotala sp

Pogostemon deccanensis


Exacum lawii

Begonia crenata

fly on a Paracaryopsis flower

Ceropegia vincaefolia

Murdannia simplex

Habenaria longicorniculata 

Habenaria heyneana

Peristylus densus

Murdannia lanuginosa

Ceropegia media

Utricularia graminifolia

Aponogeton satarensis
(C) Srikanth Parthasarathy


Manjunath Byadigere said...

Wonderful flowers... and great photography!

Narasim said...

Great photographs. The flowers come alive with this micro photography.

In reality the flowers may not look as spectacular. Just a thought.

Vaishnavi said...

We generally miss the smaller things in life. I guess this post kind of focuses and zooms in on this. Absolutely beautiful!
And I disagree with Narasim's comment. I think nature is spectacular. We just many times don't pause and look at them alone.

Aravind GJ said...

Superb photos!!