Balboa Park
San Diego, California

“Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or simply Lotus, is a plant in the Nelumbonaceae family. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China, Vietnam.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelumbo_nucifera


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Kirstyshots
    Kirstyshotsover 4 years ago


  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    this is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Thanks Jaclyn ( I just discovered the reply button!)

    – Kirstyshots

  • kappisan
    kappisanover 4 years ago

    Big Fav!:D
    Georgeous Image!:D
    Well done!:D

    And,it looks Great as a Card too!:) :)

  • Thanks so much! (Just discovered I should be hitting “reply” instead of adding a new comment …)

    – Kirstyshots

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much (my first feature). PS – sorry this is late, I just discovered I should be hitting “reply” instead of adding a new comment …

    – Kirstyshots

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 4 years ago

    lol you’re welcome :)

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Great capture Kirsty

  • Thanks!

    – Kirstyshots

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleabout 4 years ago

    Fourth place

  • Thanks much Karen!

    – Kirstyshots

    ANNABEL S. A...almost 4 years ago

    so very lovely!!!

  • Thank you Annabel!

    – Kirstyshots

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 3 years ago

    dang this is a gorgeous flower wonderful

  • Thanks Loren!

    – Kirstyshots

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