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African blue lily


African blue lily
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm L IS USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-26 22:34
Viewed: 4656
Points: 22
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Agapanthus, African blue lily

Scientific Name: Agapanthus orientalis (A. praecox ssp. orientalis)

Family: Liliaceae

Plant Description: Herb with fleshy roots, the stem thick and short; leaves long and grass-like; flowers in a terminal cluster, each tubular, blue or white, with 6 petal-like parts.

Origin: South Africa.

Mode Ingestion, dermatitis.

Poisonous Part: Plant sap in leaves.

Symptoms: Irritation of skin and eyes from cell sap. Irritation and ulceration of mouth if ingested.

Toxic Principle: Unknown.

Severity: CAUSES SEVERE PAIN IN THE MOUTH IF EATEN! SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES.

The blue and white variety are often seen in New Zealand, dotted around the landscape on the verge of the road in rural and open country regions, adding some very nice colour.


The above obtained from http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Agapaor.htm

IMAGE INFORMATION

Camera: Canon 20D
Time of day: 10:02 a.m.
Date: 17th December 2006
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 100-400mm L IS
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F-Stop: F/5
Focal Length: 220mm
ISO: 100
Support: Hand Held
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam,
Thank you for this beautiful image. The composition, the colors and the depth of field are perfect. The flower is development perfectly. Thank you for this Post.

Regards
Fred

Hi Pam,
What a beautiful image of this African blue lily the detail is excellent, superb colours and I love the POV, well framed. Cheers Rick :)

Very fine capture.
Congrat.
Raimundo

This flower is so beautiful and noble, Pam, I like the colours and the light.
I wish you all the best for 2008, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2007-12-27 12:53]

Hi Pam,

Beautiful quiet composition and colors. Well done!

Ishi

Very beautiful and elegant image! Excellent presentation.
Cheers, Klaus

Hello Pam,
I like the composition, sharpness, nice colours, and softly OOF BG. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-01-01 1:20]

What a beautiful image of this plant - I wish I could grow these at home. . .

Happy New Year old friend :)
Janice

Allo Pam
J'aime beaucoup la façon la lumière rend bien cette belle prise. Cette fleur a l'air en parfaite harmonie avec ce beau BG .C'est une photo qui parle beaucoup. J'aime cette composition, ces détails, les couleurs et l'éclairage,
Je te souhaite une bonne année 2008
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Hi Pam,

Very good compo. Nice natural light.
Well done
TFS
Annick

Beautiful color Pam, I really like the soft even exposure here..
Very good detail/DOF, and the composition/POV couldn't be better :)
Howard

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