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Dimensions1500 x 1000
Original file size2.3 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken17-Aug-12 10:33
Date modified5-May-17 14:16
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length22 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/22
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
San Francisco Sunflowers-172

San Francisco Sunflowers-172

Field of sunflowers under the San Francisco Peaks. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant native to the Americas. It possesses a large inflorescence (flowering head). The sunflower is named after its huge, fiery blooms, whose shape and image are often used to depict the sun. It has a rough, hairy stem, broad, coarsely toothed, rough leaves and circular heads of flowers. The heads consist of many individual flowers which mature into seeds, often in the hundreds, on a receptacle base. From the Americas, sunflower seeds were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where, along with sunflower oil, they became a widespread cooking ingredient. Leaves of the sunflower can be used as cattle feed, while the stems contain a fibre which may be used in paper production.