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Friday, 22 July 2011

Egyptian Blue Lotus.........



Beautiful Egyptian blue lotus
(nymphaea caerulea)
housed in the water lilly pavilion
of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens


At the moment there are about six of these
pretty soft blue flowers open
At night the flowers close and sink under the water
at dawn they rise and open again


20 comments:

Steffe said...

Nice macro.

Paul said...

Beautiful lilies, maybe its just me but if I was a frog this would be where I would hang out, ribbit!

Craig said...

Spectacular! The colour is wonderful. Almost makes me want to have a garden pond!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How exquisite they are Dianne, gosh isn't nature fabulous, I love the lily pads as well, like big floating saucers. Hope you have a great weekend.

jennyfreckles said...

We both have waterlilies today. These are a fabulous blue - and how amazing that they sink under the water at night and then rise again.

Alan said...

Don't ever bother buying a DSLR, Dianne. You and your compact make a killer combo:-)

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful colour, Dianne, and fascinating to learn they close up and sink underwater at night. Always learning something new.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Shirley @ The Gardening Life said...

Love the lotus!!! Have a great weekend!

Rae Walter said...

Stunning captures Dianne and enjoy your weekend.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A fantastic, beautiful lotus! And delightful, gebntle reflections in the second photo!

Dianne said...

they're such beautiful flowers

Susan said...

Oh, love that first picture! Absolutely gorgeous!

Gine said...

Beau traitement de ce sujet connu. Les couleurs sont parfaites : fleurs, eau, reflets. J'aime !

Alan Burnett said...

Thanks for visiting News From Nowhere - I am glad I have discovered your blog and I look forward to following your delightful blend of words and images.

Tara said...

I love both of these captures, so beautiful. Thanks for linking up.

Saun said...

The lotus are beautiful!

Dimple said...

These are gorgeous!

'Tsuki said...

This is quite a rare flower... And I watched a documentary a while ago concerning the effect of this flower on Egyptian ancient culture. It seems that it has some festive quality that explain why Egyptian were so kean on that particular flower...

Lucy said...

Please see my post on perfumes based on ancient Egyptian formulas
at indieperfumes.com I have linked to your site and this wonderful photo. (If you would rather I not please let me know).

Best,
Lucy/indiperfumes

André Tavares said...

Wonderful photos! I love flowers!
A hug from a friend in Brazil,
Andre Tavares

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