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Monday, 31 December 2012

In The Pink .....




~  Victoria  Amazonica  known as the Queen of the waterlilies  ~
 Adelaide Botanic Garden's Water-lily Pavilion

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This beautiful lily flowers twice
the first time it opens in a clear porcelain white with a sweet fragrance
(said to be of butterscotch and pineapple) to attract the beetles which pollinate the flower
The second day it opens in a soft shell pink.

I have photographed these lilies many times and found
that sometimes the pink is barely visible other than a few light
brushstrokes (as above) but needless to say it is definitely pink!




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26 comments:

Arija said...

Beautiful Dianne! You must have been there in the morning while it was still open. My daughter snapped it this morning around 9 o'lock.

Hope you get to France again in the coming year.

Kay L. Davies said...

So beautiful!
K

sonia said...

Incredibly stunning, like a bird unfurling her feathers...

Joe said...

"Unexpected", that's what they are. They seem to grow where you would not expect a flower. This one is beautiful Dianne.

Jack said...

This is perfect, Dianne, the Lady of the Waterlilies.

Mark said...

Perfect shot Dianne. I love it when you show us these spectacular flowers.

Carole M. said...

how beautiful your photograph of it Dianne

Stephanie said...

A very pretty shot, love the delicateness of the flower.

Jama said...

Gorgeous!

makiejl.com said...

beautiful, Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!

edenhills said...

That is a truly beautiful flower! Great shot.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

I love the sweet water lily and so perfect with the little hint of soft pink.
Happy new year and best wishes for 2013.
hugs
Carolyn

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Beautiful. I am enjoying learning manual instead of automatic on my camera. Such fun. Happy New Year, and thanks for leaving a comment on my post.
Joy

Self Sagacity said...

Happy New Year! That is pretty awesome. Creative and dramatic.

Self Sagacity said...

Happy New Year! That is pretty awesome. Creative and dramatic.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So exotic, would love to smell it when it's at the butterscotch/pineapple stage. Hope you have a Wonderful New Year Dianne, see you next year!!

ClickNCamera said...

Spectacular capture!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this flower, I think it's delicate and so adorable!Pure beauty in this picture, congratulations!
Léia

✿ chica said...

Linda flor! beijos,FELIZ 2013! chica

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm always astounded by what I find in that pavilion!! FAAAAABULOUS!!

Happy New Year!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Dolors Reig Vilarrubla said...

Preciosas fotos. Un saludo.

Husbilen-Ellen said...

A lovely shot!/ Elisabeth

Judy said...

I love the contrast of colours and textures betweeen the blossom and the water!! And the trace of a reflection!

nattsyrransphoto said...

Wow, this is so beautiful!!

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