Osteospermum ecklonis flowers [UV]

Osteospermum ecklonis flowers [UV]

Description

Title:
Osteospermum ecklonis flowers [UV]
Caption / Description:

Ultraviolet photograph of Osteospermum ecklonis flowers in a garden. The flower has a bright yellow centre under visible light, but this appears much darker in ultraviolet.

The flower is also known as Cape marguerite, Van Staden's River daisy, Sundays River daisy, white daisy bush, blue-and-white daisy bush, and is native to South Africa.

Plants were brought back to Europe in the late 19th century for cultivation, and today there are a wide range of cultivars available. The plant is named after C.F. Ecklon, who was one of the early botanical explorers of the East Cape, where the flower grows.

Tags / Keywords:
  • Biota
  • Life
  • Vitae
  • Eukaryota
  • Plantae
  • Plants
  • Magnoliophyta
  • Flowering Plants
  • Angiosperms
  • Magnoliopsida
  • Dicotyledons
  • Asteraceae
  • Asterales
  • Asters
  • Compositae
  • Daisies
  • Sunflowers
  • Osteospermum
  • Osteospermum ecklonis
  • Ultraviolet
  • UV Photography
  • African Daisy
  • Cape marguerite
  • Van Staden's River daisy
  • Sundays River daisy
  • White daisy bush
  • Blue-and-white daisy bush

Admin

Date Original Photo Taken:
Original File Name:
_DIR5754.RAF
Event:
Rating:
Date this image added/last updated on website:
Original File Dimensions:
4256px x 2848px
File Type:
JPEG
Color Mode:
Original Image Color Profile:
Adobe RGB (1998)

Location

Location Created:
Sublocation:
City:
Market Harborough
Province/State:
Leicestershire
Country:
United Kingdom
World Region:
Europe
Geo-location:

Rights

Copyright Status:
Copyrighted
Licensing Status:
Rights Managed
Available for Editorial Use:
Yes
Available for Commercial Use:
Yes
Copyright Notice:
© 2013 Dave Kennard

Camera Data

Date Digital Resource was created:
Shutter speed:
1100 s
Aperture:
f/5.6
Camera Model:
Fujifilm IS Pro
ISO:
800
Exposure Compensation:
0
Focal Length:
75mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv.):
118mm
Metering Mode:
Center-weighted average
Flash:
Off, Did not fire
Exposure Mode:
Manual
White Balance:
Manual
Light Source:
Unknown
Exposure Program:
Manual

Additional shooting metadata

Lens:
Nikon EL-Nikkor 75mm F4 N
Filters used:
  • Baader U
Additional Optics used:
  • Kenko DG Extension Tubes 12mm
  • 17mm-31mm M42 Focusing helicoid
Setup:
Tripod, Markins ball head
2x full spectrum modified Vivitar 283 flashes

Post Processing

Image Modified:
Software used:
  • Adobe Camera RAW
Post Processing: