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Scorpionweed (Phacelia distans)

Scorpionweed (Phacelia distans)
Copyright ©2005, tom neal
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We have been having record rainfall out here in the desert Southwest (CA, USA). As a result, the wildflower bloom has been the most intense in recent memory.

I'd like to share a few of my favorite shots (so far) of some of the flora and fauna that have colored our normally stark, beige desert into a kaleidoscope of colors!

This is a very small flower with an unusual spiral budding pattern, hence the common name: scorpionweed (Phacelia distans).

comments welcome.



Photographer: tom neal
Folder: Sir_Toejam's Macros
Uploaded: 27-Feb-2005 07:50 CET
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Camera: Olympus C5060
Exposure time: 6.3 320
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Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 80
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: SHQ
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Tom, like the light and purple. The composition is busy and could use more dof on the purple petals. Enjoyed and appreciated your comments on the subject.

Gary Hebert at 17:17 CET on 27-Feb-2005 [Reply]


thanks for the comments. it was difficult, as i wanted the spiral bud pattern to be in focus as well as the flower, and settled on the back of the flower instead of the front. I probly could have increased the dof a little by going to f8, tho.

tom neal at 19:56 CET on 27-Feb-2005 [Reply]


We dont have this kind off flowers in the Netherland, beautifull picture lightning is great. I have lots to lurn.

Fonzy - at 22:01 CET on 18-Mar-2005 [Reply]