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VIETNAM 2013 #6

The lotus flower is the symbol of summer as it blossoms in summer. It is the best time to see them and enjoy their scent which lightly perfumes the air around ponds. You see many in the pond near a temple as they are an offering to deities. This one was found near a small temple on Tan Long.

As the evening approaches, the lotus flower closes its petals and sinks underwater. At dawn it rises and opens again.

Tags: Plant Lotus Vietnam Mekong delta Landscape and travel Nelumbonaceae TAN LONG DRAGON ISLAND SONG HAM LUONG RIVER BEN TRE MY THO TIEN GIANG PROVINCE

Voters: ColleenA, capto, morpheus1955 and 40 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes


ColleenA Plus
7 444 7 Australia
1 May 2013 9:11AM
A beautiful the bees as well...the water lily is my favourite flower as its so mystical...GrinGrin beautiful composition

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danbrann 15 640 17
1 May 2013 9:26AM
What a super example to go with that good narrative.
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
1 May 2013 9:28AM
Excellent floral image along with it's visitors and yet another coming in to land.
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
1 May 2013 9:28AM
A beautiufl flower and inteesting to

boov 7 2 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 9:34AM
Super shot
richmowil Plus
11 392 2 England
1 May 2013 9:45AM
Great colour contrast and detail in this fine image!! Nice information also!!
1 May 2013 9:49AM
Excellent use of light and interesting info as well.
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
1 May 2013 10:19AM
love the pastel colours SmileSmile
CaroleS Plus
9 441 3 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 1:23PM
Very nice detail in this one, with all those insects too.
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
1 May 2013 1:37PM
I never knew they did that, very interesting. A lovely shot too......Sandy
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 May 2013 2:43PM
Very interesting information re: the lotus and a great image to accompany it!
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
1 May 2013 2:54PM
Superb shot and a very informative narrative Jean-Paul.
10 10 10 England
1 May 2013 4:15PM
A wonderful image of this lotus with it's visitors.

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