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Sicilian Honey Garlic
Allium siculum, also known as Sicilian Honey Lily, Sicilian Honey Garlic, or Mediterranean Bells, is a perennial, ornamental, bulbous plant in the genus Allium used in gardening. It is a member of a small subgenus Nectaroscordum of Allium, which consists of only this species and Allium tripedale. It is a bulbous plant with narrow leaves and a tall, straight stem with an umbel of hanging, bell-shaped flowers which emerge in late Winter or early Spring. The flowering stems appear in May and June, as the leaves die down. The stem emerges from a loose, sheathing leaf, with the flowers enclosed in a pair of green, spathe-like bracts. When this splits, the flowers hang downwards, like small, stiff bells, with glistening nectar inside.

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Album name:Mazda_Man / Frank's Album
Keywords:Nectaroscordum siculum, Sicilian honey garlic, Allium siculum, Nectaroscordum, garden flowers, pendulour flowers, tall pendulous flowers, Trigonea sicula, Nothoscordum siculum, Sicilian honey lily, Sicilian honey garlic, Mediterranean bells, flowers, beau
Camera:Nikon D5200
Lens:Sigma 17-50mm f2.8
Shutter Speed:1/200
Author's Comments:Taken in our back garden
Editing Performed:Levels, crop, border, colour curves
File Size:790 KB
Date added:May 27, 2014
Dimensions:2000 x 1333 pixels
Displayed:49 times
Color Space:sRGB
Components Configuration:YCbCr
Compressed Bits Per Pixel:4
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:05:27 11:20:28
DateTime Original:2014:05:24 18:58:19
DateTime digitized:2014:05:24 18:58:19
Digital Zoom Ratio:1
Exif Image Height:1333 pixels
Exif Image Width:2000 pixels
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Exif Offset:316
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Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Program
Exposure Time:1/200 sec
FNumber:f 13
File Source:Digital Still Camera
Flash:Compulsory Flash, Return light detected
Flash Pix Version:version 1
Focal length:50 mm
Gain Control:0
Light Source:Unknown or Auto
Max Aperture:f 2.8
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:NIKON D5200
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
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X Resolution:300
Y Resolution:300
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SteveT  [May 27, 2014 at 04:23 PM]
Nice image of a flower I have not seen before, I like the tight crop and the viewing angle showing the inside of top
flowers also the sky as a background works well, cannot make my mined up about the border.
The only suggestion is using a smaller aperture to increase the DOF a bit so that more of the flower heads are in focus.
Like the shot a lot well taken and thanks fro sharing.
George  [May 27, 2014 at 06:30 PM]
Certainly an interesting pov as Steve notes, of a very pretty flower may I add, which works very well especially against that nice sky.
Like him I'm not sure about the frame, especially with the stem still visible at the bottom, and maybe needs toning down somewhat as it seems a tad bright on my screen, maybe the flash was a tough high.
Still a very likeable shot of a flower I've not heard of before., well done Frank.
JOHN  [May 29, 2014 at 12:22 PM]
A great POV, it had me guessing what it was from the small thumbnail. May work better without the frame though??
As said it's all about the POV for me, no distracting background, good thinking well done.
Beermonsta  [May 29, 2014 at 07:32 PM]
Good POV on this giving an unusual look at the flowers and the colours stand out very well against the blue sky but overall the image appears a tad bright to me, I think a reduction in the brightness would make it even better. I think frames in general are a personal choice and adds something a bit different to the image.
Photojunkie  [Jun 03, 2014 at 11:05 AM]
Interesting notes Steve, thank you - I wonder, can you eat them ... and do the cloves taste of garlic and honey?? Agree with everything above, it's a great shot (and what a beautiful day!) The only thing I would be able to change, would be the crop - I would do a letter-box crop on the vertical so that you had a length of stem with the umbrella of fronds at the top! Lovely sunny shot !
par5score2  [Jun 04, 2014 at 06:22 PM]
Wowee Love it