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Copyright: Brenda Ailin Segurel (Bass) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon Powershot SD1100 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-01 12:38
Viewed: 2908
Points: 4
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Hi again,
I know, I suck in plants matters, but in my defense I must say that Iīve tryied to find a book or some guidelines about northern argentina flora but I found nothing (or at least nothing I was able to aford).

This cute red plat was found at the Ruins of the Quilmes natives (Valles Calchaquies - Salta). Although this place is close to the main place of wine production, the Ruins are in a very dry place. The ground here is extremly dry and a bit windy. A guide of the native comunity told me that this is because many of the rivers are being deflected to the wine lands and itīs not raining as much as it should.
I found this flower walking along the ruins and I was shocked by the colour (imagine a big grey desert full of stones and grey cactus... this was like THE colour). I took it with the ant just to have something to compare the size.

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To bobair: thank you so much!Bass 1 03-14 16:51
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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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HI Brenda,i can't help you about the name,i'm sorry,but i like a lot this strange flower,very original and beautiful,very good pic whit excellent sharpness and perspective,and whit the ant like a special bonus..ehhe...Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Brenda this is a decent photo of the red flower with a soft focus and muted colour.I think you needed to stop the aperture down for more focus on the blooms,still it is enough for me to take a guess,and that guess is it is a Cardinal Flower or something very similar.This is a cut and paste link for the Wikipedia article on the flower and from the article you'll be better able to tell me if my guess is close or not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardinal_flower Thanks for the nice red flower which maybe a Cardinal Flower then might be some sort of Honeysuckle as well.


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