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Pretty Wildflower

Uploaded by: Proserpina

Wednesday August 15, 2012

Fairfax, VA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Please notice the bug hidden above the blue flower.

Image Description:

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon PowerShot G10

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Compressed Bits per Pixel: 3.00

Shutter speed: 7.31 EV (APEX: 12, 1/158 sec.)

Aperture: 4.34 EV (f/4.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.34 EV (f/4.5)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 30.5 mm

User Comment:

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 4416

PixelYDimension: 3312

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 60493.15

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 60493.15

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor

File Source: DSC

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 4.00

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

RelatedImageWidth: 4416

RelatedImageLength: 3312

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3. Proserpina
6:29 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thank you to the both of you.

Thank you for the information on the flower. I did a little research and found it all interesting. I learned that this plant has some antibacterial qualities, it is used for a variety of ailments especially in China. Japan uses it to make a dye, I need to do more research on the dye making.

I have liked this little plant since the first time that I saw it years ago.
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2. newenglandlight
6:15 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Beautiful shot Maria!
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1. ChrisAnthemum
6:00 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
This is Asiatic dayflower, Commelina communis. Like morning glories, the flowers open in the morning and wither in the heat of afternoon, but more new ones open every day. It seeds around but I have never known it to be a nuisance. This shade-loving annual wildflower is not native to the US, but is found or can be grown just about anywhere. I have a strain that originated in Minnesota that I have carried with me and planted every place I've lived in the last 50 years. They make great potted plants for a sunny windowsill in winter, too, if the seeds are planted in fall.
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