Water lily full bloom
|Copyright: Ramkumar Chandrasekharan (rkc)
|Date Taken: 2009-10-11|
|Exposure: f/3.1, 1/180 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-10-16 13:03|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Nymphaea nouchali, commonly known as the Red and blue water lily, Blue star water lily, Star lotus, or by its synonym Nymphaea stellata, is a water lily of genus Nymphaea.|
Nymphaea nouchali is the National flower of Sri Lanka.
Its beautiful aquatic flower has been mentioned in Sanskrit, Pali and Sinhala literary works since ancient times under the names "Kuvalaya", "Indhīwara", "Niluppala", "Nilothpala" and "Nilupul" as a symbol of virtue, discipline and purity. Buddhist lore in Sri Lanka claims that this flower was one of the 108 auspicious signs found on Prince Siddhartha's footprint.
The star lotus might have been one of the plants eaten by the Lotophagi of Homer's Odyssey.
This was taken late afternoon in a nearby pond.
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- [2009-10-16 13:07]
Very nice this lily. Perfect play with some great colors and beautiful details. An exceptional macro, congratulations.
Have a nice night,
A excellent picture of the Water lily. Best regards.
- [2009-10-17 2:45]
You present us a simple, yeat so pleasant picture of this Water Lilly. The colours are superb and the dark aspect of the picture adds to the value and the effect the picture generates. The contrast between the bright yellow and dark green tones is superb.
This pic is so pleasant on the eyes...
Excellent details, POV and contrast...