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Water Hyacinth

Water Hyacinth
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-07-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-07-21 1:25
Viewed: 920
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hyacinth plants also grow in our school lotus pond. They are in bloom these days. Have a look at this pretty one.

Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as (common) water hyacinth, is an aquatic plant native to the Amazon basin and is often considered a highly problematic invasive species outside its native range.


Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant (or hydrophyte) native to tropical and sub-tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 1020 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog's-bit (Limnobium spongia).

One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. Each plant can produce thousands of seeds each year and these seeds can remain viable for more than 28 years. Some water hyacinths were found to grow up to 2 to 5 metres a day in some sites in Southeast Asia. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) are vigorous growers known to double their population in two weeks.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-21 6:20]

Hi Ram,this flower is truly beautiful,a great capture from the best POV and spectacular details and colors,interesting specie,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, elegant composition with beautiful flower, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-07-21 12:22]

Hi Ram

Great macro of hyacinth flower, very nice POV, excellent shrapness and details, very beautiful brilliant colors.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-21 14:11]

Hello Ram,
Very nice composition, excellent tones colors and sharpness,very good contrast, I like the blue tones, good and complet note.
Regards Sigi

Hello Ram,
Wonderful flowers. Nice colors and very good details.

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