|Copyright: John Coventry (jtcoven)
|Date Taken: 2014-04-19|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-04-20 10:28|
|[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/, the blanket flowers, 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, 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. Many cultivars have been bred for ornamental use.
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