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Copyright: Mariani Jo (mj_treknature) (102)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-17
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 24 - 105 L F4 IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-23 23:29
Viewed: 3787
Points: 10
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Lotus (Nelumbo) is the pond at Harau Valley, West Sumatra.

About Lotus:

Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants with large, showy, water lily-like flowers commonly known as lotus or sacred lotus. The generic name is derived from the Sinhalese word Nelum. There are two species in the genus, the better known of which, N. nucifera, or "Sacred Lotus," is the well-known national flower of India and Vietnam.
There is residual disagreement over which family the genus should be placed in. Traditional classification systems recognized Nelumbo as part of the Nymphaeaceae (water lily) family, but traditional taxonomists were likely misled by evolutionary convergences associated with an evolutionary shift from a terrestrial to an aquatic life style. In the older classification systems it was recognized under the biological order Nymphaeales or Nelumbonales. Nelumbo is currently recognized as its own family, Nelumbonaceae, as one of several distinctive families in the eudicot order Proteales. Its closest living relatives are shrubs or trees (Proteaceae and Platanaceae).
These plants are unrelated to the bird's-foot trefoils and deer-vetches of the genus Lotus.
Most academic botanists recognize Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae, comprising only the single genus, Nelumbo, with probably two species of aquatic plants, found in North America and Asia (and perhaps some adjacent areas, but widely cultivated elsewhere).
The leaves of Nelumbo can be distinguished from those of genera in the Nymphaeaceae as they are peltate, that is they have fully circular leaves. Nymphaea, on the other hand, has a single characteristic notch from the edge in to the center of the lily pad. The central seed pod of Nelumbo is also a distinguishing feature.
(Source : Wikipedia)

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2009-08-24 3:13]

Lovely flower recorded well. Excellent colors. Very good composition.



Excellent capture, very sharp details, beautifull colors and nice blured BG,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-27 1:19]

Hi Mariani,
I came back!
My little vacation ended. I hope my new pictures you like.
This macro yours is excellent. I like.
Have a nice day,

Bonjour MJ,
La composition est excellente dans ce cadrage serré mais l'aclairage un peu trop violent empêche d'apprécier (au centre de la fleur) la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

very nice and sharp, TFS Ori

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