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11 July 2008 Coleen Perilloux Landry

Graine a' voler (Nelumbo lutea)

Lake Des Allemands, Louisiana

Graine a' voler means seeds that fly in Cajun country, because as the pod dries the seeds can propel 20 feet.
Native Americans used the North American Lotus as medicine and food. They used the seeds and root as a tea and to make a poultice to sooth inflammation.
For food they ground the root into flour, cooked the spring leaves, baked the tubers, ate the young seeds raw or roasted and boiled or ground the ripe winter seeds into meal.
Sometimes they extracted an edible oil and made a kind of popcorn with the seeds.

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petesie07-Aug-2008 11:54
Absolutely beautiful. They are works of art.
Shayne17-Jul-2008 14:19
Super image Coleen ~ lovely low level lighting ~ BAV
Guest 13-Jul-2008 11:57
great perspective Coleen
nice low level light under the leaves
well done
Neal Nye13-Jul-2008 11:28
Beautiful shot, with the camera almost at water level. Good choice!
joanteno13-Jul-2008 10:47
Spectacular shot
laine8213-Jul-2008 07:02
Perfection !! GMV
Chris Cox13-Jul-2008 02:33
Nice Capture Coleen, like Scot said, excellent representation of all phases. Really good exposure and detail. CC v
sschex13-Jul-2008 02:01
Excellent Coleen. You captured all the stages, buds, flowers, seed pods, lilly pads and lilly pad unfolding.
Guest 13-Jul-2008 01:56
Like everyone else says " Beautiful composition" Nice soft lighting!v
Elaine (etfitz)13-Jul-2008 01:30
Beautiful composition!
Guest 12-Jul-2008 23:57
Beautiful composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
J. Scott Coile12-Jul-2008 23:14
A rich reward for your early journey! Exquisite.
john savage12-Jul-2008 22:02
Beautiful image, perfect focus and light. V
Robin Reid12-Jul-2008 21:50
Your low angle really adds.. and great light. Way to go CPL>
Faye White12-Jul-2008 17:29
beautiful! a cover shot for sure