Tulipa greigii

Tulipa greigii

Description

Title:
Tulipa greigii
Caption / Description:

Greigii Tulips (Tulipa greigii) are a small species of tulip that is commonly cultivated, with a number of varieties available. They originate in the Central Asian mountain slopes of Turkestan.

Greigii Tulips were first introduced to the Western world by the German P.L. Graeber, who moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1865. Graeber sold the tulip bulbs to Germany, where they started to appear in gardens in 1871.

The species was named however, when Eduard Regel, the director of the St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens described it in 1877. He gave the tulip the name Greigii, after the president of the Russian Horticultural Society, S.A. Greig.

Greigii Tulips flower relatively early, in March or April. They are quite short, growing to a height of 15-30cm. The blooms are comparatively large to the rest of the plant, opening up to 12cm wide in full sunlight. The leaves of T. Greigii and its cultivars are variegated, being either striped or spotted.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Brown
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Liliopsida
  • Monocotyledons
  • Red
  • Liliales
  • Liliaceae
  • Lilly
  • Tulipa
  • Tulipa greigii
  • Variegated

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RGB
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Adobe RGB (1998)

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Market Harborough
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Leicestershire
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United Kingdom
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© 2009 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

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Shutter speed:
1200 s
Aperture:
f/4.5
Camera Model:
Canon EOS 450D
ISO:
100
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
65mm
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Metering Mode:
Multi-segment
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On, Fired
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Manual
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Manual
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Exposure Program:
Manual

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Lens:
Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 1-5x Macro
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Additional Optics used:
Setup:
Handheld
MT-24EX Macro Twin Flash with home-made diffusers

Post Processing

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  • Adobe Camera RAW
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-1.45 exposure compensation in ACR