Taken 4-Jun-10
Visitors 80

10 of 42 photos
Photo Info

Dimensions5040 x 3960
Original file size2.57 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken5-Jun-10 07:53
Date modified11-Jul-17 21:27
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/50 at f/22
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus) (Detail, with Insect)

Clay Mariposa Lily (Calochortus argillosus) (Detail, with Insect)

Dew still clings to the springtime blossom of this clay mariposa lily, growing in serpentine soil near Escobar Gate. When one looks closely at a flower in the wild, one sees an insect, as often as not. I did not notice this insect until I had taken the photo and looked carefully. Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Road F toward Escobar Gate, June 5, 2010, 7:53 am. The narrow depth of field of the macro lens leaves some of the central part of the flower out of focus.