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Purple Water Lilies for Miss Piggy

Purple Water Lilies for Miss Piggy
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 70-300mm / F 4-5,6 G AF
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-25 4:19
Viewed: 3250
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I come to realise that Anna @ Miss Piggy who contributes a lot of exciting and beautiful nature shot like purple.
So I would like to dedicate these flowers to her as an appreciation to those nature shots especially in South Africa, which are very educational and specials.
Not forgetting to thank Loot too, for such a sport.
Nymphaeaceae (pronounced /ˌnɪmfiːˈeɪsiːʔiː/) is a name for a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains 8 genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world[1]. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere[1]. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America[1]. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.
The Nymphaeaceae are aquatic, rhizomatous herbs. The family is further characterized by scattered vascular bundles in the stems, and frequent presence of latex, usually with distinct, stellate-branched sclereids projecting into the air canals. Hairs are simple, usually producing mucilage (slime). Leaves are alternate and spiral, opposite or occasionally whorled, simple, peltate or nearly so, entire to toothed or dissected, short to long petiolate, with blade submerged, floating or emergent, with palmate to pinnate venation. Stipules are either present or absent. Flowers are solitary, bisexual, radial, with a long pedicel and usually floating or raised above the surface of the water, with girdling vascular bundles in receptacle.Tepals are 4-12, distinct to connate, imbricate, and often petal-like. Petals lacks or 8 to numerous, inconspicuous to showy, often intergrading with stamens. Stamens are 3 to numerous, the innermost sometimes represented by staminodes. Filaments are distinct, free or adnate to petaloid staminodes, slender and well differentiated from anthers to laminar and poorly differentiated from anthers; pollen grains usually monosulcate or lacking apertures. Carpels are 3 to numerous, distinct or connate. Fruit is an aggregate of nuts, a berry, or an irregularly dehiscent fleshy capsule. Seeds are often arillate, more or less lacking endosperm but with abundant perisperm.

Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical. Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.

Water lilies can be fragrant, such as Nymphaea odorata.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-25 4:33]

Salam Neighborhood,
Perfect gift ...
Purple Water Lilies color and detail are very good.
Best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-25 4:54]

Fine panoramic view of the lovely water lilies, excellent colors. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-25 5:36]

Salam Foozi,
I'm sure Anna will like this fine captures of these flowering purple Water Lilies. The colours, lighting sharpness and composition give the image high quality.
Thanks and best wishes,

hello Foozi

like Monet's paintings very beautiful photos of these Water Lilies,
fine POV, DOF, i love the panorama style framing you choosed,
fine focus sharpness and details, very beautiful luminosity
and colour tones, beautiful dedication to Anna, TFS


Hi Foozi.
This is a wonderful picture with great colors.
Amazing image.
Congratulations and greetings.Alin.

Hello Foozi
a great capture of "Ninfee" (in italian) with fine details and wonderful delicate colors well contrasting on a green leafs background. Optimal light management. A great dedication for our friend Anna.

Ciao Foozi, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-25 6:59]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautifl photo of these water lilies. Splendid clear colours. Good sharpness, low POV, DOF and composition.
Very nice dedication.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-25 9:17]

Hello Foozi,

These Purple Water Lilies are very lovely for look at.
The different flowers between the green vegetation give lovely composition
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.

Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-25 13:22]

Hello Foozi,
These flowers are so beautiful and your photo is wonderful. The purple and greens are gorgeous. Very fine details. The composition is superb.
Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-25 15:24]

Hi Foozi,impressive group of water lily,and impressive pic too.I like a lot this wide crop and the usual top quality of sharpness and colors.Have a nice and thanks for share this another fantastic beauty from your country,Luciano

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-26 2:18]

Hi Foozi,
Very beautiful water lilies and lovely dedication
to our friend Anna.Colors,sharpness,clarity,lighting
and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting..

Ciao Foozi. Interesting panoramic cut for this lightining and coloured environment.


Bonnjour Foozi,
Très belle présentation des sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hiş MF Foozi,

I could not belive me how i missed this incredible macro of these purple beauties. Superb Job indeed! The colours looks nice and bold, and it seems to stand out against the blurred background. Great dedication to our friend Anna! Well done my friend.
TFS and have a nice week!


Dear Foozi
I feel so ashamed that I never saw this dedication that was done to me in February this year. I paged through some of the members galleries and saw that Francisco Mello made mention of the dedication done to me. I am so sorry I missed it at the time, but thinking back I realise it was in the time I was very ill with gladular fever and just before that I had a foot operation. But I can still appreciate it today and I must tell you it is a very special image that has my name on it. The flowers are beautiful, the colours is bright and lovely, especially the green leaves of the lilies, and most of all the wonderful sunlight in the scene is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I wish you and your family a prosperous 2011. Best wishes.

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