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Lotus


Lotus
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Copyright: helcio conde (helcio) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 16] (144)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-23
Categories: Water Plants
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): water lily [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-29 15:04
Viewed: 5955
Points: 6
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Lotus flower and it consequences
In the American culture, the Lotus flower is known as the Water Lily.
Growing from the mud at the bottom of ponds and streams, the exquisite lotus flower rises above the water with 15 or more oval, spreading petals, and a peculiar, flat seedcase at its center. The lotus flowers may be 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) in diameter and have a range color from red, pink, pale yellow to creamy white. A separate, long, tubular stalk supports each flower and each large round leaf. The flowers open for just three days. Then each petal falls silently into the water, one by one, at a short period. The large green seed head or pod remains on the top of the stalk for a long time, and gradually turning to dark color and ripe. The seeds impeded in the cone-shape pod with flat surface at the top. The pod then reverts to the water, where it floats face down, allowing seeds to take hold in the mud. The seeds then germinate in the following Spring and give rise to new lotus plants.
The lotus is an Asian water lily known for the delicate beauty of its water flowers. It possesses an amazing ability to flourish in a variety of environments ranging from clear ponds to muddy marshes. It is also known for its exceptionally hearty seed pods, which often plant themselves far from its source, bringing the beauty of the lotus blossoms everywhere.
The Nelumbo nucifera, is an extreme important spiritual symbol in Eastern religions. It represents purity, divine wisdom, and the individual’s progress from the lowest (muddy waters) to the highest (aerial) state of consciousness.
All parts of the lotus plant can be use in asian culinary.

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  • Junim Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 1] (6)
  • [2005-01-29 17:27]

Muito boa Helcio!
Gostei da composição e do foco.
A nitidez está ótima.
Parabéns!

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-02-04 14:16]
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Hélcio, você tem um talento incrível para fotografar plantas.

Esta foto é mais uma prova disso. Cores nítidas e excelente nitidez, além de um ângulo apropriado e bela composição.

Lívio

nossa... nunca tinha visto tal estrutura... você me deu uma aula de biologia com esta flor... e de cultura oriental... deveria ter vários smileys só pela nota!!!
Ah... a foto ... também gostei... hehe... se bem que fiquei curiosa em ver uma versão maior!!
abraço!
Carmem

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