Bee and Blue Beauty
|Copyright: samiran nandy (samiran88)
|Date Taken: 2007-06-02|
|Categories: Flowers, Water Plants|
|Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/280 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-03-16 19:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Monochoria vaginalis is a species of flowering plant in the water hyacinth family known by several common names, including heartleaf false pickerelweed and oval-leafed pondweed. It is native to much of Asia and across many of the Pacific Islands, and it is known in other areas as an introduced species and often a noxious weed. An aquatic plant, it is invasive in rice paddies and other water bodies. This is an annual or perennial herb growing in water from a small rhizome. It is quite variable in morphology. The shiny green leaves are up to about 12 centimeters long and 10 wide and are borne on rigid, hollow petioles. The inflorescence bears 3 to 25 flowers which open underwater and all around the same time. Each has six purple-blue tepals just over a centimeter long. The fruit is a capsule about a centimeter long which contains many tiny winged seeds.|
Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass Liliidae Order Liliales Family Pontederiaceae – Water-Hyacinth family Genus Monochoria C. Presl – monochoria Species Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms [excluded] – arrowleaf falsepickerelweed
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very good composition between this bee and beautiful flower. Nice point of view. I think there were very good light conditions. Warm nice colours.
Thanks for sharing,
Ciao Samiran, lovely busy bee on a beautiful colorful flower, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Absolutely beautiful with the luminescence of the petals and the bee as a very good bonus. You handled the light very well.
a beautiful macro shot, fine details and very good use of the backlight, a pleasant composition
Impressive macro with fantastic colours and good sharpness.
- [2011-03-17 13:27]
Hi Samiran,very nice and different composition whit this beautiful blue that make a difference,excellent light balance and sharpmness too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
- [2011-03-18 1:34]
excellent colours and the moment of caoture of the bee is wonderful. How exciting to notes the lovely petals and good contrast.
Details are stunning.
Very beautiful composition.