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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

By AnneWorner  
This is a beautiful plant when in flower, and it attracts numerous insects, especially butterflies, seeking pollen and nectar. It grows in shallow quiet water along edges of sluggish streams or in margins of bogs, marshes, swamps or lakes.

The genus name commemorates a botany professor at Padua, Guilio Pontedera (1688-1757)

It's spring in Texas, so there are beautiful wildflowers everywhere. This image was taken last year when I took a class from lensbaby guru Kathleen Clemons.

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I'm on the mend Smile

Thanks for looking,

Anne

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Lensbaby Wildlife and nature Pickerweed

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Comments


2 Apr 2012 1:39AM
A lovely image with beautiful colour..........Sandy

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Jocelia Plus
4 2 1 Australia
2 Apr 2012 1:42AM
I like the way you have captured this flower with your macro and vignette.
Artistically done………

Jocelia……...
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
2 Apr 2012 1:43AM
Well suited to the lensbaby treatment here Anne.
Good colour.
Good shot.
Mick.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
2 Apr 2012 1:59AM
This is a fabulous macro--sharp in just the right places!
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
2 Apr 2012 5:58AM
Glad to hear you are on the mend. This shot is beautiful. This is one of the best uses of lens baby I have seen.
-=\Walter
2 Apr 2012 6:06AM
beautiful colour
excellent focus!
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 7:52AM
fantastic colour and tones brilliant detail a beautiful capture nice one Wink
andy
2 Apr 2012 8:18AM
So glad you are on the mend Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1427 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 8:32AM
Lensbaby flowers have that fleeting fragility.
Moira
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 9:06AM
A beautiful and soft image, well presented supported by a very informative narrative.

Regards Nathan
Herge88 9 40 4 England
2 Apr 2012 10:06AM
Not a big fan of the lensbaby, but this works very well, onone software make a program called focal point which replicates this effect very well.

Best Matt
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
2 Apr 2012 11:45AM
I hope you are well enough to get out and do some wild flower shots.
This image is so delicately lovely.
2 Apr 2012 11:55AM
A very lovely presentation, Anne Smile Glad to hear you're on the mend Wink
Trev Smile
LexEquine 9 19 United States
2 Apr 2012 2:08PM
'Wonderful DOF, color, tones, & presentation' ~ Peter
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
2 Apr 2012 3:49PM
Lovely colour and plant! Interesting info too. Glad to hear you're on the mend, Anne Smile

Andrew
saltireblue Plus
5 5.6k 33 Norway
2 Apr 2012 4:50PM
You are using long, unpronouncable names again, AT!Wink

A beautiful example of what the LB can do in the right hands. You wield it well.

Good to hear you are getting better.

Ha en god påskeSmile

Malc
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2012 5:09PM
Glad you are on the mend - a beautiful capture here Anne- so delicate with just the right amount of detail
Helen
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
2 Apr 2012 8:10PM
Great to hear that you are on the mend, spring has taken a break here in the nordic area, hail snow and about -5C at the nights. Another great example of lensbaby that you present here

Peter
Lovely soft focusing shot.. In just the right place, nice work
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
2 Apr 2012 8:30PM
My kind of colour!! Excellent focus.

Ann
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
2 Apr 2012 10:11PM
beautiful

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