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Rainbow

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Monday January 16, 2012

Kalamata, Greece

Caption: Iris is the Goddess of the rainbow and the messenger of the Olympian Gods. When the late afternoon winter sunlight catches this flower you can see the colours of the rainbow in all their glory. It makes you understand why the ancient Greeks venerated this flower which, in Greece, blooms in the very depth of winter.

Image Width: 4368

Image Length: 2912

Bits per Sample: 8, 8, 8

Compression: JPEG compression

Photometric Interpretation: RGB

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 5D

Orientation: top - left

Samples per Pixel: 3

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Planar Configuration: planar format

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

White Point: 0.31, 0.33

Primary Chromaticities: 0.64, 0.33, 0.21, 0.71, 0.15, 0.06

Exposure Time: 1/2500 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

ISO Speed Ratings: 500

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: 11.38 EV (APEX: 51, 1/2655 sec.)

Aperture: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 300.0 mm

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FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: Uncalibrated

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PixelYDimension: 1240

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3086.93

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Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gamma: 2.20

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9. minnesotamom
3:55 PM GMT on March 01, 2012
I always love your background on the beautiful photos you post---this one is no exception, Alan! Thank you for sharing and enlightening us! :-)
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8. pegpics
12:18 AM GMT on January 18, 2012
Beautiful capture!!!...congrats on AC...love the diversity of seasonal images here on WU!
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7. beanhead
11:26 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
Wonderful!
Congrats on the AC!
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6. ChrisAnthemum
11:08 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
This is a beautiful one too! Congrats on the blue border!
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5. gusbuster
4:33 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
Very pretty composition
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4. Proserpina
4:09 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing such beauty and the history.
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3. evec
3:47 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
Very beautiful and especially nice to see this time of year.
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2. nanapoo
3:41 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
love iris'! beautiful clarity and color :)
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1. jetcapt
3:32 PM GMT on January 16, 2012
It brightens my world!
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About Granddad

Granddad

We are English, (except our dogs, who are definitely very Greek, having been abandoned strays who took us in out of the kindness of their hearts). We retired to Greece in 2003 to escape the phoney political correctness endemic throughout the Anglo-Saxon world and to mix with some real people again. We live in the Exo-Mani in the extreme South of the Peloponnesus, where the sea and countryside are beautiful and the weather is also less political (i.e. they don't tax sunshine yet). The site provides an opportunity for us to bore the whole world with our snapshots and for which we are duly grateful.

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