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Copyright: jitti coowanitwong (jcoowanitwong) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1679 W: 0 N: 3120] (13754)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): water lily II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 23:55
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Family: Nelumbonaceae
Genus: Nelumbo
Species: N. nucifera
Cultivar: Roseum Plenum

The stately lotus, Nelumbo, with stunning leaves and flowers standing high above the water, is one the most dramatic pond ornaments of all. It comes in all sizes -- you can grow it in a bowl or let it fill a natural pond.
There are only two species in Nelumbo, lutea of North America and nucifera of Asia, Eastern Europe and Australia. Though each species is stunning in its relative simplicity, hybrids range from single flowers to "thousand petals" and can be found in a rainbow of warm colors.
An aura of mystique surrounds the lotus, adding to its appeal. Legends and myths about it are woven through the history of civilization. It is important in many cultures, religions, and even agricultures. Tubers are staples in Asian diets, making it a valuable economic crop. Seeds and leaves are also edible.
The leaves are aerial, interestingly shaped and with remarkable properties of water shedding and self cleansing. Scientists study them in an effort to replicate those properties for a number of applications and products.
Seeds can remain viable for centuries. Growing plants from seed is fun and, under the right conditions, can go from seedling to bloom in as little as six
months. Named varieties can only be grown from tuber.
Nelumbo has been moved from the waterlily family to one of its own, somehow fitting for this unique and beautiful aquatic plant.

Nelumbo nucifera is known by a number of common names, including Sacred Lotus, Red Lotus, Indian Lotus Bean of India and Sacred Water-lily. There are a number of different cultivars, the flower colours varying from snow white to yellow to a light pink. Nelumbo nucifera is particularly well known as it is the sacred flower of Hinduism and Buddhism and is the national flower of India. Its roots are also used widely in Asian cooking.

ROSEUM PLENUM (Double Rose Lotus). has very large, double, pink-rose flowers. . Flowers are of tremendous size - upto 10"-12" across.



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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-11 0:34]

Sooooo Beautiful, Jitty! Excelent exposition presenting wonderful colours! Congrats!

Hello JC,
What an explosion in soft colours!
I like the lighting here, giving this beautiful soft tones... DOF spot on, adding crispness at the same time, good framing...
Well done!
Pablo -

Wow, the colors are amazing ! This vivid pink color is really fantastic. Excellent details and textures on the petals. Very well done !

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-05-11 3:49]

Hello Jitti!
Excellent close up.I liked POV,colors,using of light,framing,perspective and composition a lot.

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-05-11 4:44]

Hi Jitti, nice macro with good lighting and beautiful colours. Well composed and TFS.

Hi Jitti, great close up.
Nice colors and perfect use of the light.
Great compo, too.

Bonjour Jitti
Je n'ai jamais vu une fleur comme celle-ci,excellent macro. J'aime les couleurs légères et roses,excellent travail.
Merci et au revoir....JP

Good to see you taking interest in flowers, JC.
Lotus is such an important flower in our collective consciousness in Asia.
Your image of it here is a master creation the way you have captured various layers of colours and light between petals.
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-11 13:06]

Hi Jitti,
Magnificent flower. Very good play with light, where the first petals have the right light to show the color and texture and the back ones are bright, enlivennig the compostion. The DOF is deep enough to show neat details in all the flower. Very good photo.
José M.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-11 15:05]

Hello Jitti,

Very nice close-up of this rose! I like the fact that you leave some green on the picture. Very colorful! TFS.



A wonderful macro you have here. The Composition, Colour use, POV and DOF make it special for me. TFS,

Hi Jitti,
wonderful colors. Great macro. Note is perfect.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-05-15 4:38]

Hi again, Jitty
This is the most beautifull lotus that I have ever seen. Excellent macro of high quality (as always yours are great macros).
Thanks, best regards!

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2006-05-15 11:13]

Hello Rey !
Excellent close up. Fantastic colors and lighting. The composition and DOF are great. Nice background and framing.
Well done!!!
TFS :-)

Love your detailed notes.
Your capture is totally MAGNIFICIENT.
Best regards,

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