What a difference 30 minutes makes... by robz

What a difference 30 minutes makes...

Every day the little native water lillies open up in the morning and then close again at night.
Really like this! Love how the petals on the flower looks like feathers.
January 21st, 2019  
Wow that is so interesting... It's pretty when it's open
January 21st, 2019  
Love all those frills on the petals. They seem to be attractive to ants and flies. Fav.
January 21st, 2019  
Great collage
January 21st, 2019  
Such a great step by step collage... and the lilly looks beautiful
January 21st, 2019  
What a stunning feathery leaves! Fav
January 21st, 2019  
Great collage Rob!
January 21st, 2019  
Gosh! That's amazing!!
January 21st, 2019  
Lovely ! so pretty and lovely collage
January 21st, 2019  
Lee
What a lovely flower, and a very nicely captured series of shots too.
January 21st, 2019  
Oh wow.
January 22nd, 2019  
they are so pretty !
January 22nd, 2019  
Great time-lapse collage! It's fun to see the effect the ants have on the flower. Well done!
January 23rd, 2019  
And in 30 minutes not only does the flower burst but the ant becomes a fly
January 23rd, 2019  

Fascinating and a flower story-telling shot!
January 23rd, 2019  
@jgpittenger Lol - we have flying ants that tear off their wings and turn into underground ants - but I don't think we have any clever enough to turn into flies. But - this fly is actually a bee!! A small native bee - people are starting to keep them in small hives to harvest their honey - they are stingless and not affected by the mites which are decimating the European honey bees. They seem to love these water lilies. :)
January 23rd, 2019  
Thank you all for your interest in our feathery little lilies - you have allowed them to be seen on both the trending page and the popular page. The little native bee on the last image was a bit of a bonus - they are not terribly common down here in this hot weather. I really appreciate your interest, comments and favs - so thanks again!! :)
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January 23rd, 2019  
This flower is gorgeous and love the series of photos. Interesting info about the little bee.
January 23rd, 2019  
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