Curls and Swirls

© Lester A. Garcia

Curls and Swirls

Uploaded: March 29, 2011


These are green leaves of the water hyacinth plant. It belongs to the genus Eichhornia. Water hyacinth are a free-floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical and sub-tropical countries, the Philippines included where this image was taken. They have broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves and may rise above the surface of the water as much as one meter.

Photo taken with Leica R Elmarit 28mm on a D300 Nikon 1/80 sec ISO 200 @ f8.

Exif: Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, Model: NIKON D300


Michelle Alton March 29, 2011

This is so exquisite, Lester. The colors and shapes are beautifully captured, and the three-dimensional feel of it is outstanding. #1365078

Cecil Whitt April 26, 2011

Congrats, beautiful. C #9371918

Merna L. Nobile April 27, 2011

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping

Lester A. Garcia April 27, 2011

Michelle, Cecil, Merna,

Thank you for all your responses.

Lester #9374367

Orsi April 27, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!!!! #9374739

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 27, 2011

Amazing photo, Lester. Congratulations on your win! #9375712

Lester A. Garcia April 27, 2011

Orsi & Bojan - thank you for your kind remarks.


Michelle Alton April 28, 2011

Congratulations on elevating the water hyacinth to Glory, Lester! #9375982

Debra R. Harder April 28, 2011

This is BRILLIANT in every way, Lester! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!! Deb #9376966

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic April 29, 2011

on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9380343

Lester A. Garcia May 02, 2011

Michelle, Debra & Nancy,

Nice to hear those nice words from all of you. Thanks and best regards to all.

Lester #9385542

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 03, 2011

CONGRATZ on this terrific MT Winner!!

UB. #9386097


Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd place winner Lester!

Have been unable to comment due to all the tornado's to the area here in north Alabama..but thankfully we are safe and we now have power again...

jo ann c. #9389466

Lester A. Garcia May 04, 2011

Usman, thanks for dropping by.

JoAnn, such a terrible catastrophe you have experience lately but same here, glad to know you and your family are safe. Thanks for your comment and even if its hot here in southern California haven't had the time to shoot the beaches. Regards!

Lester #9389501

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