Friday, December 28, 2012

Amazon Lily

I was entranced by this amazing water lily in Adelaide's Botanic Gardens




Wishing you all a fabulous, healthy, happy and safe 2013, and many thanks for the joy you've brought to my days with your wonderful photography.


17 comments:

diane b said...

Wow what a fabulous lily and photograph. Look at the size of those leaves, you could have a picnic on one.

Linley S said...

A beautifully tranquil photo. Valerie, I too have enjoyed yours and everyone else's photos in the short time I have been on here. All the best for 2013.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Valerie, you take some really beautiful flowers photos. It's always a pleasure dropping by here :)

HansHB said...

A lovely reflection post. Nice flower!

MTWaggin said...

Oh my gosh, those are absolutely stunning!!! Wow!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

lily ponds are so fascinating

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful photography of one of nature's gems ~ ^_^

(A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtmuseDog and Carol ^_^ ~ Happy New Year to you ^_^)

Laura said...

gorgeous water lily... wow!!! wishing you a very happy New Year!

DeniseinVA said...

It's exquisite and I have always been fascinated by those large lily pads. Happy New Year Valerie :)

'Tsuki said...

The first picture is so beautifully composed ! The color are very delicate too... That is an amazing shot, Valérie, well done.

Regina said...

Delightful!
Happy New Year!

Ann said...

how heavy would the lily pads hold?

Francisca said...

Total loveliness...

Valerie said...

Dear all - many thanks for your kind comments on the Amazon Lily. Ann: the pads can grow to 8 feet across and can hold the weight of an average adult. The flowers measure 12 inches across and the plant stems have been known to be as long as 20 feet when in rising flood waters.

EG CameraGirl said...

Happy New Year, Valerie!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful lily. Thanks for visiting my blog and you're correct that the last shot was a cardinal (male).

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wow, these are both so beautiful. Th joy of a zoom lens. Your first is just stunning, at first I thought the reflection may have been photoshopped, but then I saw the ripples and lily pad - gorgeous.

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