Flower Photography: Santa Cruz Water Lily (Victoria cruziana)



This giant waterlily produces massive, floating mid-green lily pads that can reach up to 8 feet across and can support the weight of a small adult. Its leaves are reddish purple and softly hairy on the underside. The ephemeral, pineapple-scented blooms appear in summer, lasting only two nights. The 16-inch flowers are white the first night, turning pink on the second night. ~ http://www.finegardening.com/

25 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what a stunning photograph Che, super love it

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  2. What a beatiful picture of a lovely flower.

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  3. They are huge. I love the reflection of the flower in the water.

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  4. what a beautiful and interesting flower! thanks for sharing with us :)

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  5. My goodness, that is a huge leaf and such beautiful texture, Cher!

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  6. I've never seen one of these up close and personal. I enjoyed the information and the photograph.

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  7. Wow, awesome photo. I love the pink and green combo.

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  8. Fantastic perspective of the pads and lily.

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  9. Not only a beautiful flower, but the pads are so wonderfully captured!

    Neat reflection!

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  10. I would love to see this fountain. I am calling by from the Watery Wednesday Meme today. I hope to join in often as I have now set up a separate photography blog.

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  11. Beautiful shot. My WW is up too.

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  12. beautiful! one of my favourite from week 51 link up :)

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  13. beautiful shot...
    much love Anna

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