- rbassin (1619)
- [2006-10-12 14:17]
C'est une superbe composition.
Bons contrastes sur ce fond noir.
- sily (1934)
- [2006-10-12 14:50]
Amazing composition very powerfull view and excellent captured, great colours and POV!
- pvb (1981)
- [2006-10-12 15:05]
nice shot, well composed and managed.
Never seen this sort of waterplant.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2006-10-12 15:49]
what a wonderful flower, I've never seen such an interesting one before. Excellent sharpness, we can see so many pretty details here, I like it, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- hester (11638)
- [2006-10-12 15:54]
Beautiful delicate flower. Lovely composition and pov. Nice dark BG
- Isu (1663)
- [2006-10-12 19:04]
que bonito esta flor, saludos y mi admiración. Sira
- clnaef (6814)
- [2006-10-13 4:25]
Curieuse fleur originale.
- jmp (8415)
- [2006-10-13 10:25]
Eye-catching, beautiful, original, great water plant!
- RAP (7405)
- [2006-10-13 14:51]
Muy bonita macro Ori de esta maravillosa flor.
Me agrada el POV, por el fondo originado, que resalta los detalles gracias a un adecuado DOF y control de la luz.
Very nice macro Ori of this wonderful flower.
I like POV, for the originated bottom that that stands out those detail due to an appropriate DOF and control of the light.
Quelle beauté étonnante...!
La nature est surprenante !
La photo est claire, précise dans les détails. Belle composition et le fond noir est le bien venu pour cette blanche beauté.
Merci du partage
Please add more on this unusal flower I have never seen such curious one
- cedryk (5270)
- [2006-10-16 20:43]
I have never seen such flower before. Good exposure of the white petals.
- JORAPAVI (4643)
- [2006-10-29 14:51]
Excelente macro con buena luz y definición de esta curiosa planta, que desconocía su existencia. Un saludo
- bartove (7772)
- [2006-10-29 16:58]
Wonderful flower. Good exposure
- bucari (322)
- [2006-11-10 19:48]
nice color and compo. perfect ligting. sharp image. what still can u ask in a perfect photo such as this? tfs
- Biswarup (7651)
- [2006-11-27 9:57]
Very nice composition, great colours and POV!
- luislourobd (2176)
- [2006-11-29 8:45]
Hi Ori, beautiful shot, great details, cheers, Luís.
- flagman (2408)
- [2006-12-07 4:42]
A very good photo. Perfect DOF and the water provides a great contrast, making the flower stand out well.
- magiqa (718)
- [2006-12-07 20:26]
It looks like a different kind of orchid, but obviously it is not. I have never seen this flower before. Very beautiful picture.
A remarkable capture of what is locally know as "waterblommetjies". Directly translated it simply means "water flower" and it is cooked in a tasty dish called "waterblommetjie bredie" or stew.
- 1.5kg. breast of mutton or lamb, cubed.
- 2 bunches of waterblommetjies.
- 2 onions, chopped.
- 1 large cooking apple, cored and sliced.
- 4 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced.
- 1 bunch of sorrel, chopped. (Optional).
- 1 cube meat stock.
- 1 glass, dry white wine.
- 1 teaspoon sugar.
- 1 teaspoon salt. (Or to taste).
- ½ teaspoon black pepper.
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil.
1. Remove the flowers from the stems and rinse thoroughly in salted water.
2. Rinse again in fresh water making sure that no sand or bugs remain.
3. Set the flowers aside to dry.
4. Brown the meat in the cooking oil.
5. Add the onions and stir until soft.
6. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the waterblommetjies, cover and simmer for around 2½ hours, or until the meat is tender.
7. NOTE 1: Do not stir the (bredie) stew too often or you will break up the flower heads.
8. NOTE 2: Some people prefer to add the waterblommetjies to the bredie 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time. This results in a slightly crunchier texture.
Combine this true South African specialty with your photo and you have a tasty meal that looks magnificent as well.
Excellent work and TFS.
- erguvan (171)
- [2006-12-17 23:46]
Thats realy nice capture.
- rossofuoco (64)
- [2007-02-09 12:31]
Bellissimo macro. Ottima composizione e ottima esecuzione.
- touristdidi (2490)
- [2007-04-02 4:45]
What an incrediable plant!!!!!!!!!!! this is fantastic!
- roconnell (224)
- [2007-04-07 15:27]
A beautifully complex bloom. The exposure is well controlled, a difficult task with such high contrast. Well done.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2007-04-08 10:38]
- asus_gps (119)
- [2007-04-20 5:17]
what a beautiful photo! I recently published a book about the aquatic plants in aquarium, so water plants are of my special interest!
- AnimalExplorer (1997)
- [2007-05-08 15:53]
Super wow! This is really nice. First of all this is a beautiful subject. the soft lighting really enhances this beauty and all with nice clarity. :)
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2007-08-02 12:21]
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
- edal (1853)
- [2007-08-23 23:34]
Hi again Ori!
This unusual blossom caught my attention from the first glance on the thumbnail. I'm fascinated by the high merits of the capture - colors, sharpness, lighting.
- VeraMMarques (461)
- [2007-09-23 16:33]
what a wonderful flower.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-12-10 2:34]
Hi Ori, beautiful water plant, I wonder did you taste it? I like the pov which shows much good detail in the plant head, very well exposed with good colour range and nice and sharp. Very nice composition.
- Annieta (34)
- [2008-02-12 14:30]
This flower is incredible beautiful!! I have never seen it before.....it looks like a buffet for birds and bees..:))
- chpp (51)
- [2008-05-29 17:00]
amazing shot and amazing flower. Never seen sdomething like this. Perfect focus, light and colours
- rusty88 (8)
- [2008-05-31 7:58]
amazing photo. great composition
- estival (6117)
- [2008-08-17 12:39]
Ripresa fantastica! Un fiora dal paese delle meraviglie! Complimenti e grazie.
- mrlins (308)
- [2009-01-18 12:00]
UAU!!!!!!!!!!Colours, light and POV, the black in the back adds a lot.
- Macroleo (886)
- [2009-02-02 1:50]
perfect work with very interesting flower! Amazing composition, vivid colours and excellent captured!
Best regards, Leonid
- danar (273)
- [2009-02-13 18:12]
Wow ... an amazing composition ... amazing flower. I like it very much !!!
- Emiii (103)
- [2009-04-23 11:28]
It's the first time when I see this type of plant. very lovely photo.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-05-31 4:06]
What a great flower! Its shape and colouration are really amazing! I have never seen anything similar :>
Good composition, sharpness and nice black BG :>
Greetings from Lodz,
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2009-06-13 5:26]
Beautiful picture of the flower. The colours look charming.
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2009-06-17 7:15]
Amazing that this photo was featured on your profile page!
Just last night someone at our camera club showed a photo of this and wanted to know what it was.
I said I would find out,but wasn't sure where to start looking,then....Voila!
Thanks for sharing this awesome shot.
- saim123 (102)
- [2009-08-14 12:28]
Very LoveLy pictureand beautifull colors
- ingridshaul (0)
- [2009-09-28 7:27]
this snow-white photo of aponogeton distachyos is very appealing!
Here in South Africa - common name Cape pond weed, Waterbloomtjie is endemic to the south-western and southern Cape. The flower buds are used for the traditional Cape Dish Waterbloomtjie-Bredie .
Kristo Pinaar:"It grows with its rhizomes in the mud, deep under the water surface, which enables it to survive, should the water dry up. The leaves and flowers which grow from the rhizomes have long stems, allowing them to drift on the water."
It is not often found in garden/fish ponds, it tends to take over - and it is an awful job to clean out the mud and rhizomes.
However, looking at your beautiful flower - may be I should have kept the plant and got rid of the fish...
- ciopper13 (1772)
- [2011-04-03 4:02]
Very nice photo in beautiful soft light and colours: super macro!!!
- nazia (83)
- [2013-11-26 5:29]
Awwww so beautiful Excellent and Interesting water lili :) V
- ipek (6)
- [2014-03-25 15:03]
I like this water lili to much This is very
exceptional flowers Thank you for sharing :)
- periko (1421)
- [2015-04-19 21:44]
What a rare and beautiful flower!
Perfect exposure and clear details.