ANT CONDO

Charlene Aycock

Joined August 2007

Artist's Description

FEATURES INCLUDE: Top Ten Winner in “Wildflowers of North America”, “Welcome to Washington Group”.
National Geographic Web Sight Feature for the month of August 2007.
Winner first runner up in International Competition held in Las Vegas, Nevada March 2008, Prize was $500.
SALES INCLUDE: One Mounted Print from RedBubble.

I am always working hard to improve the quality of my work. Any and all advice and criticism is welcomed. Please leave your advice in the comment area of the photograph.

This shot was taken in Washington State on the I-90 near a waterfall. We stopped to catch some shots of a waterfall on the roadside, as I walked towards the waterfall my attention was drawn to this wildflower. It stood so straight and tall and was blemish free. It is called a FOXGLOVE. It blooms in the SPRING of the year April – June. I watched this ant come out of one petal and took this shot. This shot was taken as is.

Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials that are commonly called foxgloves. The genus was traditionally placed in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae, but upon review of phylogenetic research, it has now been placed in the much enlarged family Plantaginaceae. The genus is native to Europe, western and central Asia, and northwestern Africa. The scientific name means “finger-like” and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow. The best-known species is the Common Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. It is a biennial, often grown as an ornamental plant due to its showy flowers, that range in colour from purples through to whites, with variable marks and spotting. The first year of growth produces only the long, basal leaves. In the second year, the erect leafy stem 0.5-2.5 m tall develops. The larvae of the Foxglove Pug feed on the flowers of Digitalis purpurea. Other Lepidoptera species feed on the leaves including Lesser Yellow Underwing.
The term digitalis is also used for preparations containing cardiac glycosides, particularly digoxin, extracted from plants of this genus.

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Equipment Used: Canon Digital Rebel XT 8MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver).
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Shutter Speed………………………………….1/400 sec.
Aperture Setting……………………………… F/5.6
Focal Length………………………………….. 55.0 mm.
ISO Setting…………………………………….. 100
Hand Held.

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