Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains eight large-flowered genera with about 70 species.
The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species in the Northern Hemisphere. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies endemic to South America. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.
This photo I took at one of the many lake/ponds at Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
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siudzi (32475) 2013-10-30 1:17
Beautiful capture here taken with an elegant composition based on the rules. But the key of your work are the perfectly executed colors and lights. They created a really eye catching scene. Like it! TFS!
Didi (55127) 2013-10-30 1:21
Good frame quality of the flower in a strong point
parvatibb (1367) 2013-10-30 13:00
Was always fond of water lilies of Monet. I know this is not a painting but your composition with this solo lily is very attractive. Lively light and colors. Congrats!
maloutim (9629) 2013-10-30 14:17
A water-lily has its flowers and leaves floating on the water.
So this flower high above the water would be a lotus wouldn't it ?
Nice compo with the lonely flower amongst all the leaves.
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2013-10-31 1:39
Beautiful composition, the water itself with all the plant life makes a beautiful natural scene, but the burst of purple color among all those greens looks really superb. Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12245)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT (350D), Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-29 16:42