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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 8:44
Viewed: 4373
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nelumbo nucifera is known by a number of common names, including blue lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, and sacred water-lily. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Wild.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial, but if its seeds are preserved under favorable circumstances, they may remain viable for many years.

In Ancient Egypt, Nelumbo nucifera was unknown, being introduced only at the time of the Persian invasions, late in ancient Egyptian history. The ancient Egyptians venerated the blue water-lily, Nymphaea caerulea, which was sometimes known as the "blue lotus" or "sacred lotus".

N. nucifera was native to a huge area from modern Vietnam to Afghanistan, being spread widely as an ornamental and food plant. In 1787 it was first brought into horticulture in Western Europe as a stove-house water-lily under the patronage of Joseph Banks and can be seen in botanical garden collections where heating is provided. Today it is rare or extinct in the wild in Africa but widely naturalized in southern Asia and Australia, where it is commonly cultivated in water gardens. It is the National Flower of India and Vietnam

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Magnoliophyta

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Proteales

Family: Nelumbonaceae

Genus: Nelumbo

Species: N. nucifera

Binomial name
Nelumbo nucifera

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Nice composed picture,
Nice sharpness.Good selected lighting.TFS

Hello Arjun
What a wonderful scene you show us today :O)
Perfect composition,colors and POV,Welldone my friend.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-02-09 9:37]

Hi Arjun. A very beautiful shot of the flowers. fine detail and colours. well done TFS.

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  • ulli1 (37)
  • [2008-02-09 11:05]

Hello Arjun!
What a beautiful shot and this intensive coloures....
Gratulation and thanks

Hi Arjun,
Nice capture of these water lillys not lotus. Very well composed with good details and lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Great details and bold colors Arjun, very good DOF & light.
It's well composed and I like the POV of these beautiful water lilies. Very pleasing to the eye :)

Good composition. I know this genus of waterplant only from greenhouses - my country is in temperate zone...

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-10 10:49]

Hi Arjun,
Magnificent work! The colors and the composition are fantastic,
great sharpness and details,

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-11 2:45]

Hi Arjun,
Great shot!
Beautiful colors!

Hi Arjun,
Amazing contrast. The dark (but not dull) BG is doing an exceptional job at higlighting the bright flowers.

Great composition.


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