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Nymphaeaceae


Nymphaeaceae
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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: 2009-03-17
Categories: River
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 3:21
Viewed: 3848
Points: 22
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Nymphaeaceae 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.

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.
The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The Mexican water lily, native to the gulf coast of North America, is planted throughout the continent. It has escaped from cultivation and become invasive in some areas, such as California's San Joaquin Valley. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. Populations can be controlled by cutting top growth. Herbicides can also be used to control populations using glyphosate and fluridone

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Hello Foozi,
to day my neighbour; a beautiful picture of Nymphaeaceae species, you have captured from an excellent low POV with good sharpness and lighting, marvellous contrast of the vivid colours, well composed.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-03-30 7:10]

Hello
Interesting colors and good details.
Regards
Razvan

hello Foozi
super colours
great composition with good details
greeting lou

hello Foozi
very good capture with interesting vivid colors,also the lighting is particular,very nice photo
TFS
Nasos

Ciao Foozi, wonderful composition with splendid flowers, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi
very well composed shot of this water lilies
beautiful colors and nice details
very well done

Hello Foozi,
This is so beautiful with it's sharpness, good colour and good details in the shot!
the light management is superb
well done
Tony

Hello Foozi,

Splendid Shot of these beautiful flowers!
Great colours and good details.

TFS,
Prasad

Beautiful water lilies against dark foilage captured quite expertly Foozi, TFS this fine image my friend.
Cheers,
Mehmet

Hi MF Foozi, an excellent macro capture of these beautiful water lilies from an excellent low POV with nice details, colours and composition.
TFS and cheers,
Bayram

Hi MF again,
You're so fast in uploading Your brilliant captures that I can't follow You fast enough... :) An excellent composition with water lilies, beautiful vibrant colors and great sharpness. The only, very little distracting thing is a leave in the foreground which tries to hide the flower. It should have been removed somehow - but only You know whether it was possible or not (with a stick, for example?).
Otherwise an excellent image, congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards from Hungary, László

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