Water lily White with bud
|Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc)
|Date Taken: 2009-04-14|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-04-24 1:26|
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|The white water lily(Nymphaea odorata) is a perennial plant that often form dense colonies. The leaves arise on flexible stalks from large thick rhizomes. The leaves are more round than heart-shaped, bright green, 6 to 12 inches in diameter with the slit about 1/3 the length of the leaf. Leaves usually float on the water's surface. Flowers arise on separate stalks, have brilliant white petals (25 or more per flower) with yellow centers. The flowers may float or stick above the water and each opens in the morning and closes in the afternoon. The flowers are very fragrant. White water lily can spread from seeds or the rhizomes. |
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc). After aquatic plants die, their decompostion by bacteria and fungi provides food (called "detritus") for many aquatic invertebrates. Deer, beaver, muskrat, nutria and other rodents will consume the leaves and rhizomes of white water lily, while the seeds are eaten by ducks.
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A really nice capture of this beautiful white water lily, the details are crisp and sharp, colours are well saturated. Framing and composition all perfect, very nice work, all the best,
Cheers Rick :)
La surexposition, empêchant les couleurs de resplendir, me semble toujours présente mais le sujet est tout de même bien mis en valeur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.