" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 29 April 2013

In The Pavillion .....



~  Spotted in our Botanic Gardens Lily Pavillion  ~

The giant leaf of an Amazon lily with it's vicious spines
apparently one of these huge circular leaves will hold the weight of a small child.

Nice to look at but not to touch!!



Linking with
Our World Tuesday
Nature Footsteps
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30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Magnificent close up, a perfect shot!
Léia

Doronette NF said...

Fantastic picture !

Arija said...

So beautifully captures Dianne. I too found the spiky edges of the leaves particularly attractive.

Carole M. said...

now isn't that amazing! Looking like a spot for one of Anne Geddes littlies but not with the pricklies..

Craig said...

Now that's a close up Dianne! Superb.

Kays Kids said...

Isn't nature wonderful.

ladyfi said...

A lovely shot. And the flower is so gorgeous when it does bloom.

Massimo said...

really very nice !!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cool reflection ♫ When I first glimpsed it, I thought of an alligator. My Catching the Light: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/04/windmill.html

Fun60 said...

That is an amazing plant. I can't imagine how large it must be.

mick said...

Wow those spikes! Beautiful reflection and great composition in that photo.

Stephanie said...

Magnificent looking plant and great close up of it.

Karen said...

Great shot Dianne, but it's a bit too spiky for me.

Sylvia K said...

What a magnificent plant!! But I surely wouldn't want to bump into it!! OOwwww! Terrific capture for the day, Dianne! Have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful leaf, the spikes and colors make it even more interesting. Great shot!

Jim said...

How interesting.

Jack said...

Any small child who sits there is going to get some permanent reminders in his backside.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Beautiful colors, textures and reflection. Visiting from OWT. :)

Karen said...

A terrific macro, and I love the reflection!

Luna Miranda said...

an exquisite macro! i love it!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

How wonderful the big Lily is and yes, does look rather spiky.
Happy week
hugs
Carolyn

diane b said...

Amazing lily pad and an amazing shot.

diane b said...

Amazing lily pad and an amazing shot.

Gary said...

Interesting plant!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureFootstep said...

nice light but I don´t want to touch this one. :)

Steve n Vickie said...

Impressive photo.

LONDONLULU said...

How amazing to think it could hold the weight of a small child! Beautiful to see indeed:)

Joe said...

Such an interesting textural subject Dianne. I wouldn't want to stand on one of these.

Joyful said...

That's a very interesting shot!

darlin said...

Dianne this is such a cool looking plant, I've never seen anything like it. Very nice!

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