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Sep 14, 2009, 6:05:13 PM
Amazonian Waterlilies by papatheo Amazonian Waterlilies by papatheo
Giant Amazonian Waterlilies at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul Minnesota.

Each blossom is attached to six or so giant lily pads by underwater stalks and some of the most impressive flowering plants I've ever seen. The botanical center in Bogota, Colombia has some of these giant lily pads but the blossoms were not in bloom at the times when I've been there.
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UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Photographer
This Waterlily is just Grand. So crisp, clear, and clean. I love the reflection in the water of the Lily. Great job.
I live not to far from the Como Conservatory. I go there a lot.
as a matter of fact I may be going back there tomorrow.
That is where I get a lot of my flower shots from.
I have been looking at your Gallery and you have some really great Work.
You most certainly put my Flowers to shame.
The Door County shots are Awesome.
I would love to go to Door county and shoot someday.
That is on my list. From where I live here in the Cities it is like 5 hours.
Well I am going to have to Watch you. Love your Work. And I will have to check out your Wifes page also. Thanks :)
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you very much.. I really appreciate your comments. You never know we may run into each other sometime... the upper Midwest isn't that big!!!
UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011   Photographer
That is true. I take it you live in Greenbay.
Never have been up there. But maybe someday.
I bet it is really pretty up that way.
Door county is where I would like to go this Summer. I have never been to Lake Michigan.
I go to Lake Superior up on the North Shore. I just love it up there. It is Gods Country up there.
I am thinking about going up there in a few weeks. Just for a day trip.I would like to go and shoot Goose Berry Falls in the Winter time. If that State Park is open. I know the Falls would be frozen but that could make for some interesting shots.
Well You have a good day now. :) Janet
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Actually we live in Wisconsin Dells [about 4 hours from Door County] but try to get up there whenever we can for the photo-ops. Gooseberry falls is pretty spectacular but there was another waterfall in that area many years ago that was undercut by the river it was on... I think it was called Cascade Falls... when I last saw it I found it had been reduced to a rapids.
UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011   Photographer
OK. Wisc Dells is like 4 hours from where I am in the Cities.
Yes there is a Falls on the North Shore called Cascade Falls. There are also other ones too. I just love the North Shore. It is Gods Country up there. I want to take a day trip up there and just go outside of Duluth and shoot.
There are a few Parks just right outside of Duluth or there are a few in Duluth also.
It has been to dang cold lately but today here it is not to bad. High of 28. I cannot wait for Spring. Then I will get out more.
Well you have a good Weekend. :) Janet
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks... Cascade Falls was one of my favorite stops every summer on my way to Canada until the river undercut it but that is a spectacular drive... hope you get there as soon as the weather permits!!! :lol:
UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Photographer
I know I hope to soon. I too just really love the drive.
Wish I had a Summer Home up there. :)
papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
:nod: That would be nice!!!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you very much!!!
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