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Uploaded 3-Apr-15
Taken 29-Mar-15

6 of 35 photos
Categories & Keywords

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Keywords:Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Flowers, flowers
Photo Info

Dimensions2891 x 1927
Original file size1.66 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Mar-15 10:19
Date modified3-Apr-15 17:48
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D X
Focal length700 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/25 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Tung Oil Flower Afloat in Creek

Tung Oil Flower Afloat in Creek

Tung oil trees (Aleurites fordii) are an invasive species, and they're toxic. They were introduced for their oil, which woodworkers use in finishing. I like their blooms in spite of their bad characteristics. This male flower fell into a small creek in West Feliciana Parish where it stopped briefly against a pebble to have its picture taken.