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Lotus Fruit Pod

Lotus Fruit Pod
Photo Information
Copyright: David Pugh (Verti) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 12] (99)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-29
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Panasonic Lumix LC33
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): FRUIT OF THE WILD, water lily [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-09-07 4:59
Viewed: 67347
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a maturing fruit pod of a lotus flower.
The lotus grows in muddy water. The flowers open, revealing a fruit pod. (It's the only flower to flower and fruit at the same time.) The flower petals start dropping off after three days. The fruit pod grows and eventually drops off too, floating on the surface of the water flat side down so the seeds can sink to the bottom of the pond. It is an important flower in Eastern religions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism. It was also important in Ancient Egypt and, to a lesser extent, Ancient Greece.
It is of the water lily family, genus Nymphaea (Egyptian) or Nelumbo (Indian).
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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-07 10:57]

You are making me feeling like a very ill informed person. I have never seen these beautiful flowers that you are posting. You capture them very well and support the image with great notes too. Keep them coming, you have my attention.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-07 13:10]

Hermosa imagen David, jamás había visto esta forma de frutos.
Perfecta perspectiva, nitidez y colorido.
Tus notas son lo suficientemente completas como para informarnos sobre la misma.

Beautiful image David, never I had seen this form of fruits.
Perfect perspective, colorful and clearness.
Your notes are the sufficiently complete thing like informing to us on the same one.

What a strange fruit pod. One learns a lot every day on TN!! Interesting note too.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-07 19:02]

Well done, interesting and informative. I didn't know any of that before. Thanks for sharing.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-03-23 2:22]

A great angle! It really shows off the beautiful and symmetrical pattern of the pod of this amazing plant.
Stunning photo!

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