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Blue Squill

Blue Squill
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Copyright: Odile Young (OPYphoto) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 4 N: 117] (714)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-08-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: canon 600D, Canon EF 100 f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 23:40
Viewed: 1384
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Blue Squill (Chamaescilla corymbosa) is a tiny plant. 3 to 4 leaves appear in the middle of winter hugging the ground, a number of small blue flowers poke out in August-September and the whole plant disappears after a few weeks. The underground tuber enables the plants to survive the harsh summer. It is a common understorey plant of the Darling Ranges, on laterite gravel.

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To tuslaw: F16 and sharpnessOPYphoto 1 09-06 20:19
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interesting flower, probably new to TN, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-17 5:35]

Hi Odile,magnificent capture of this beautiful small specie,i like the perspective with the best detail on the left,perfect exposure and a very good purple too,one of the colors most difficult to take with the digital cameras.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-17 12:28]
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Hello Odile,
Your Blue Squill flowers are very beautiful, they actually remind me of the Spring Beauties which are early spring flowers here in Ohio. I love their light purplish blue petals and the bright orange stamen.
I would have thought that an f/16 aperture would have been sufficient to capture both blooms in sharp focus, but apparently not. I must admit with the front flower being in sharp focus and the back one a tad soft actually is quite attractive. Nice work!!

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