Taken 24-Jul-12
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Dimensions4500 x 3000
Original file size38.7 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken24-Jul-12 11:21
Date modified4-Jan-16 15:28
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Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/800 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Sunflower bottom

Sunflower bottom

Bottom 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.