Flower Photography: Water Hyacinth



Water Hyacinth photographed at Istana Park

The Water Hyacinth has special adaptations to allow it to grow and spread rapidly in freshwater. They can withstand extremes of nutrient supply, pH level, temperature, and even grow in toxic water. They grow best in still or slow-moving water. The seeds are dispersed by birds and can remain viable for 15-20 years. But the main method of reproduction is vegetatively, through stolons. A single plant under ideal conditions can produce 3,000 others in 50 days, and cover an area of 600 sq metres in a year. ~ SOURCE

52 comments:

  1. A portion of the flower looks like the wing of a butterfly.

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  2. Like how your background is dark and faded out. Nice shot!

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  3. ahh, looks very dreamy Che, love it.

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  4. very nicely captured. the purple in the middle of the bloom looks like an ink stain. so nice.

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  5. Love your photos and this one of the flower is so very beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I have been going back through your blog looking at your wonderful photos and read that your husband brought you a macro lens - I would love one, so I showed it to my husband, a sort of unsubtle hint ;-) My problems is (apart from cost) is that there are so many and I don't know anything about them to choose one.

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  6. Lovely shots of the water droplets. I love the purple centre of this blossom.

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  7. Stunning! Some of the petals actually look like feathers. WOW!

    I'm up!

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  8. Very delicate looking shot! The waterdrops did add so nicely!

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  9. You must be the Queen of Flowers....fantastic image.
    Joyce M

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  10. Wow - this is absolutely exquisite!

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  11. I love the water droplets and focusing. Beautifully capture!

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  12. i love the angle of your shot. the raindrops made it perfect.
    my entry is here. have a great day!

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  13. gorgeous shot! delicate and beautiful.

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  14. Wha a lovely shot... Mine is up as well at AussiePomm (View from my Office Window), have a great WW!!

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  15. What a beautiful flower and great shot, Cher!

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  16. Absolutely breathtaking!!!


    My Watery Photo Link. Hope to see you come visit with me today.

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  17. what an awesome capture. love the water droplets.

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  18. Hopping by from Italy for Outdoor Wednesday and what a delightful photograph to be greeted with.

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  19. That is a very beautiful photo. The water drops look so nice.

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  20. Wow! simply breathtaking with those water droplets.

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  21. the water droplets makes is more beautiful. Great Macro

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  22. perfect in all angles and details...very cool!!!love yah che...

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  23. Refreshing, girlash! Love it. :)

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  24. Love it... great detail... great capture.

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  25. so gorgeous sis....water and petals always look so pretty with your touch! i miss you....still hanging on to the rehab hahahahaha....

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  26. The details and rain drops make this pic absolutely stunning!!

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  27. Cher, a beautiful flower and macro shot. I love the pretty purple center. Have a great weekend!

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  28. So nice!
    Have a good day.
    Lotta

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  29. What a gorgeous flower, Cher! I love these colors combo!

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  30. Beautiful! A wonderful flower!

    LG Lena

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  31. The water hyacinth is very pretty. It looks great with the droplets of water.
    God bless, Beth

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  32. Dew drops! Love your macro!

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  33. Lovely with the waterdrops!
    Amazing how fast they can multiply.

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  34. How very delicate and beautiful! Gorgeous colour!

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  35. I never knew its name until now :) so beautifully captured twinzy! picture perfect it is...

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  36. Calling by as another Flowers on Saturday participant, this looks so beautiful with the water droplets.

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  37. thanks for your lovely weekend flowers! love the water droplet :)

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  38. Beautifully captured flower with water droplets. Well done

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  39. looks so pretty with water droplets!

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  40. looks so pretty with water droplets!

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  41. my favorite type of flower!!!

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  42. so beautiful!! have a nice weekend... :)

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  43. Beautiful flower.

    Regards and best wishes

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  44. Such a delicate bloom. Lovely capture.

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