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Dimensions3604 x 5400
Original file size10.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken1-Aug-15 13:50
Date modified10-Jul-19 21:51
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D810
Focal length420 mm
Focal length (35mm)420 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/500 at f/5
FlashFired, compulsory mode, return light detected
Exposure bias-2/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Great Blue Lobelia_JF96084

Great Blue Lobelia_JF96084

There are many beautiful plants native to the eastern U.S. and specifically my region of Northern Virginia. The Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica) is certainly one.

It puts out a long spike of blue flowers in mid-summer. Bees and Hummingbirds are attracted to them.

In their native habitat they prefer moist lowland forests, seeps and mesic coves. But they are adaptable to the suburban garden. They are easy to grow. Give them a little bit of shade and some moist soil and they are off on a mission to make your yard look spectacular.

Location: My Backyard, Bristow, VA