IN BLUE - THE WATERLILY - – Nymphaea nouchall

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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THE BLUE WATERLILY – Nymphaea nouchall
Captured: The Kruger National Park – SOUTH AFRICA
2012/09/13

Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
1/250 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800

Tubers exposed on mudflats eaten by hippos, monkeys; collected in the shallows by local people, cooked as a vegetable.
Flowers visited by beatles, flies and bees.
Fruit eaten by Purple Gallinule.
Used in traditional medicine to treat coughs, colds and as love charms. Commonly cultivated in garden ponds.
Robust aquatic. In rivers, lakes and pools, South Africa, Tropical Africa to Egypt. Tuberous rhizome.

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