Category: Nature Photography
Posted: November 23, 2011

Pink flower - Succulent

Pink Delosperma

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This flower was taken half sitting in the sun. I did not use a tripod. As a matter of fact I had to hang over wall to take this shot. This is the pink flower of a succulent called Delosperma.

Pink Delosperma
The name of the genus is derived from the Greek words delos, visible, and sperma, seed, alluding to the capsules which have no covering membranes, thus exposing the seed once the capsules are open. However, covering membranes are reduced to a ledge in many species a character that is not confined to Delosperma but is shared with the genus Trichodiadema (which can be easily distinguished by its 'crown of thorns' on the leaf tips).
Delosperma plants are perennials and can be upright, procumbent, prostrate or even cliff-dwelling. They vary from woody to herbaceous and some even have thick, succulent root systems, while others root at the nodes. Leaves are sessile and vary from flat to cylindrical, the surfaces often grooved and covered with bladder cells or with bladder cells modified to form hairs.
Flowers are borne singly or in clusters and colours vary from white, cream, yellow, orange to various shades of pink and even crimson. Flower size varies greatly and some flowers can reach a diameter of 40 mm ( D. sutherlandii ). Glands are separate (Figure 2). Flowering times are from August to January, depending on rainfall. The plants often flower sporadically throughout the season if rainfall persists. Flowers open at midday and close again in the late afternoon, but on overcast days they tend to remain closed.

Camera Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shooting Date/Time 21.05.2011 12:55:49
Shooting Mode A-DEP
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/160
Av( Aperture Value ) 9.0
ISO Speed 100
Lens 17.0 - 70.0 mm
Focal Length 70.0 mm
Image Quality RAW
Picture Style Standard

Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None | Cropped - sharpened - adding vignette

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