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Dimensions4500 x 3000
Original file size38.7 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken22-Apr-10 16:36
Date modified4-Jan-16 15:29
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length65 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/320 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Desert Ratany

Desert Ratany

Gaudy pink-purple flowers have a very unique structure. The sepals are colored and appear to be the petals. Above them are three tiny 'flag petals' - in this species the three are not joined along their claws. Then on either side of the stamen-pistal column are two, dark purple, gland-like structures which seem to be derived from the two remaining petals (most rosids have five petals total).