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Good morning from Melbourne....just a few sleeps until Christmas, thank you for all your Seasons greeting...
Thank you to Billy (Williamsloan) and Carol (Caziwinkels) for there UA's for my Christmas card, much appreciated.
These images were captured at the Adelaide botanical gardens....
The Victoria amazonica is a species of flowering plant the largest of the Nymphaeaceae family of water lillies.They have very large leaves, upto 3 m in diameter, that float on waters surface on a submerged stalk 7-8 m in length. it is native to the shallow waters of the Amazon river basin. It is Guyana's national flower and is depicted in the Guyanese coat of arms. The flowers are white the first night they are open and become pink the second night. they are up to 40cm in diameter and are pollinated by scarab beetles who have fun inside the flower at night...
The last 2 versions are the description of their night time activities....Sex and the lily...the diary of a beetle nightclubGrinGrinGrinGrin
Have a great dayGrinGrin

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Dec 2013 - 11:17 AM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Victoria Amazonica
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:23 Dec 2013 - 12:47 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Victoria amazonica
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ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 3ukgubbi vcard India
23 Dec 2013 - 1:13 AM

V1 -reflections looks great, in V2 bud looks very pretty. Great POV. Beautiful narration.

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 1:51 AM

Hmm... Victoria, who is really Lilly, is a Nymph something, trapping unwary Scarab Beetles into a night of debauchery. What has come to the world of epz. Shock, Horror, even V2 looks slightly phallic... Tongue
Great photos, Colleen.
Just off for a lie down in a darkened Lilly pad...Smile

Simon

Jocelia
Jocelia e2 Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 2:19 AM

Such perfect clear pictures of this interestingly different plant.
The night time activities makes a very captervating read.
Good on Ya Colleen………….WinkWinkWink

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 3:00 AM

lovely set. great reflection on v1.
always makes it extra special with additional info.

Season greetings!

abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
23 Dec 2013 - 3:04 AM

Very interesting and a stunning set of images!
Best Regards Kathryn

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 334 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 4:37 AM

They used to have these at our Kew Gardens, Colleen (might still be there).
Impressive plants and very good pictures.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 5:01 AM

Lovely pictures to wake up to Colleen. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Dec 2013 - 6:07 AM

Just a quick pop in Smile Lovely images Colleen ! We have a friend from France visiting so our days are spend catching up and showing off our area Smile have a super day

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 6:19 AM

Fascinating and very beautiful images, Collen, and what a wonderful night-life the beetles haveSmile Carol

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 6:48 AM

Super shots Colleen, really love the first one, it had me puzzled for a few seconds until I realised it was a reflection.

Andy

Ray12
Ray12  175 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 6:55 AM

If there is such a thing as "Reincarnation" I have now made my mind up as what I would like to be Grin....fantastic images.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
23 Dec 2013 - 6:58 AM

Three beautiful captures with lovely colours and detail. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

Ray12
Ray12  175 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 7:08 AM

Hi Colleen, I forgot to ask, was it only one of the McLaren's you wanted or two? also what colours...free Chauffeur if you buy two Wink

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3369 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 7:13 AM

Beautiful Colleen. Love the reflections. Beautiful colour and detail GrinGrin

Kathryn

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 7:14 AM


Quote: Hi Colleen, I forgot to ask, was it only one of the McLaren's you wanted or two? also what colours...free Chauffeur if you buy two Wink

Just the McLaren in the colour shown....only have one parking bay at home....please add a red bow for Christmas Day and a bottle of Moët on the seat will be a nice touchGrin

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 7:21 AM

Beautifully captured.Smile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 7:30 AM

Beautiful flower pictures but the explanatory plaques are absolutely brilliant.

Caziwinkles
23 Dec 2013 - 7:39 AM

Superb pictures and fascinating V4/V5 - so much choice for one female! Grin
Very interesting and amusing write up. Smile

Carol

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
23 Dec 2013 - 7:46 AM

Great pictures

Peter

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 8:10 AM

In my second life I have now decided to return as Lily...............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 8:24 AM

Beautiful images and a very interesting description, Colleen.
Isn't 'Sex and the Lily' a TV series??Smile
If not, it should be!!

Richard

viscostatic
23 Dec 2013 - 8:28 AM

A beautiful series Colleen and interesting information too. V2, the bud about to open, my favourite today.

Phil.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
23 Dec 2013 - 9:03 AM

Super set of images Colleen,
Fred.

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 9:29 AM

Great set, great write up Smile

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1806 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom89 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 9:43 AM

Great set, V2 my favourite.
Nigel

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 10:07 AM

Great images Colleen and enjoyed the write up (V5 & 6) Blush
Joan.

kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
23 Dec 2013 - 10:22 AM

All are very beautifull ,but if one had to chosen , then V3.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 12:03 PM

amazing V3 for me[superb].


billy

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 1:11 PM

These are Fantastic Colleen Smile
NettaSmileSmile

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 2:09 PM

Superb images Colleen,

Ali SmileSmile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 4:11 PM

Fabulous captures Colleen!
Regards,
George

jacquig
23 Dec 2013 - 4:31 PM


Quote: Beautiful flower pictures but the explanatory plaques are absolutely brilliant.

Colleen, your images are lovely, but I am just recovering from reading about the beetle orgy! Blush One minute I was innocently pondering gentle colours and reflections, and the next I was falling down the lilly pit of debauchery!!
Back to the pictures - love them. V1 if I had to choose for the lovely muted tones. Brilliant pairing with the plaque commentary. Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 5:02 PM

Splendid shots and really interesting info.
Ju

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 5:13 PM

We Have some specimen at Shibpur Botanical garden,Howrah. Once brought by British expert but rarely flowers. Thanks fo Sharing both pics & the piece of text.

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 - 5:25 PM

Nice interesting setSmile

Eileen

JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
23 Dec 2013 - 6:34 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
JNC

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 6:48 PM

3 superb images Colleen, nice work.

Dave.

AlexAppleby
23 Dec 2013 - 9:13 PM


Quote: I was falling down the lilly pit of debauchery!!

Not planning on such a journey myself, so have limited my viewing to the shots of the very beautiful flowers and their amazing leaves, which have always fascinated me, as they seem to harbour a whole world of wildlife themselves!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Dec 2013 - 9:39 PM

No wonder she becomes Lily the Pink by morning!
Beautiful images Colleen and a great love story.
Kate GrinGrinGrinGrin

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 - 9:59 PM

Brilliant Colleen. Now I know! Cathy

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
23 Dec 2013 - 11:20 PM

Three brilliant captures Colleen. They indeed are very impressive. First time I saw them in Cambridge University Botanic Garden and I was impressed.
Have a great Christmas and all the best for 2014.
Effrossini

Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
24 Dec 2013 - 12:24 AM

Lovely shots , Colleen....GrinGrinGrin

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
24 Dec 2013 - 5:31 AM

Entertaining AND educational...wonderful images Colleen... so much still to learn about nature !!!

Lynette Grin

Last Modified By Lynniesefforts at 24 Dec 2013 - 5:31 AM
ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
24 Dec 2013 - 6:23 AM

That's just perfect clear set of the pictures, Colleen/ I like all of them!Smile
Regards Valery

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
24 Dec 2013 - 8:10 AM

So much beauty for such a monster! What an incredible set! Each more interesting than the other... IB

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Dec 2013 - 11:36 AM

Really lovely shots.
Well done. Interesting too !

B.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Dec 2013 - 4:47 PM

What a super set of images Colleen, the reflections in v1 are splendid

BIGRY1
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28 Dec 2013 - 8:07 PM

Superb detail throughoutGrin
Ryan

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
30 Dec 2013 - 12:03 AM

what an astounding plant, I like the soft green water tones complementing the prickly reds

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