|Copyright: manee makkala (makkala)
|Date Taken: 2008-06-22|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Theme(s): Flower(Yellow) [view contributor(s)]|
|Date Submitted: 2008-06-22 6:52|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Canna (or Canna lily, although not a true lily) is a genus of approximately twenty species of flowering plants.|
Canna is the only genus in the family Cannaceae. Such a family has almost universally been recognized by taxonomists. The APG II system of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998) also recognizes the family, and assigns it to the order Zingiberales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots.
The species have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered, brash, bright and sometimes gaudy, garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world's richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant.
Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy about 6 hours average sunlight during the summer. See the Canna cultivar gallery for photographs of Canna cultivars.
The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed.
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Very nice photo. I like coloures, sharpness and play light with shadow on the flower. Nice conception with the clodes and sky in the BG. Maybe it better look would be with frame and cropped.
Nice picture against the blue sky. Interesting POV. Good light effect.
- [2008-06-26 14:00]
Bela foto com incriveis detalhes, as cores são bem agradaveis e diferentes, a nitidez esta otima.
- [2008-06-29 7:58]
Your image has nice warm colours, blue background giving the photo a nice contrast. Good POV and detail. Well done. TFS.