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Honey Bee Harvests Blanket Flower

Honey Bee Harvests Blanket Flower
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Copyright: John Coventry (jtcoven) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 18] (300)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-19
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-20 10:28
Viewed: 1446
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken along a bayou near my home. Was experimenting with an extension tube that was a recent purchase. Placed it in front of the 300mm lens and really helped get closer macro shots.

The Blanket Flowers are brilliant in colors which attracts many insects.

Gaillardia /ɡeɪˈlɑrdiə/,[2] the blanket flowers,[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, native to North and South America. It was named after an M. Gaillard de Charentonneau,[4][5] an 18th-century French magistrate who was a patron of botany. The common name may refer to the resemblance of the inflorescence to the brightly patterned blankets made by Native Americans, or to the ability of wild taxa to blanket the ground with colonies.[6] Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use.


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