13 February 2009

Water lily; Kileswar, Gujarat

Water lily flowerThis water lily was flowering in the dam at Kileswar, in Gujarat's Barda Hills. Muggers (crocodiles) lurked here, too — an effective disincentive for swimming, despite the heat.
All content © 2009 Pete McGregor

7 comments:

Emma said...

Thirst-quenching. =)
Gorgeous. I particularly love the watercolor effect.

robin andrea said...

This is beautiful. The sensual brightness of the single flower works so well with the many muted shades of leaf, water, and reflection.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Pete,
Lovely colours and depth. Is that an insect on the leaf? Makes me sort of glad we do not have to worry about crocs in the mountain pools.
Cheers,
Robb

pohanginapete said...

Emma — I wouldn't drink that water! At least, not without boiling, filtering, or treating it.

Robin Andrea, thanks. :^)

Thanks Robb. Yes, that thing on the leaf looks to be a pupa (chrysalis). No idea whether it's actually associated with the water lilies or whether it's fallen or been dropped there.

Michael said...

Too beautiful. My new desktop photo!

pohanginapete said...

Michael — from a photographer of your ability, that's quite a compliment. Thanks!

butuki said...

There are crocodiles in NZ? The things you learn every day...

And would that pupa actually be the leftover forefinger from some hapless crocodile victim? ;-P