Firstly, please forgive me if I only click today. This is my 6th attempt at uploading this image as I tried 5 times yesterday!!
The image is of a flower many of you may never have heard of, an Aponogeton distachyos. Its common name is the Water Hawthorn. Though there are around 30 species of this plant, most are not able to survive in the British climate being mainly from the tropics and sub-tropics. All are water plants and this one came as a surprise "free gift", presumably as a seed, when I purchased the miniature Waterlily and Mace to grow in an ornamental tank about 8 years ago. In a larger pond the flowers would be about 4 inches across but mine seems to have adapted itself to match with the other plants as the flowerheads tend to be no more than 2 inches and, large or small, all have a lovely, rich scent. NB the leaves in this image are those of the Waterlily. Those of the Aponogeton are oval and less than an inch in length, though again grow to a greater length in a large pond.
A very big "Thank You" to Robin (graceland) for his greatly appreciated UA. Gary (Growmore) so kindly did his first ever Mod on the same image, "Pincusion?" and I must say, think he made a very fine job of it too!
Thanks to one and all for looking in and for your on-going words of encouragement.
|Camera:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 Sep 2011 - 6:31 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.0|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|