red salvia flower (macro)

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Wild Salvia Flower Close-up (macro) - San Francisco - The actual flower diameter is about 1/­2" (1.­3 cm).­ The small hair on the flower are called trichomes.­

For more information about Salvia plants, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Salvia.

If you can identify the exact genus of this Salvia, please post a comment or please email me!

I used the "reverse lens" /­ "inverted lens" technique to shoot this macro using a regular lens.­

Photo taken on November 13, 2011
Location: 200-364 Chain of Lakes Dr E, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA