179 23rd Oct
Momo Botan (Nelumbo nucifera) (Lotus from Thailand)
Shot at cousin's garden with D300 & 70-200 f2.8
NO PP except light adjustment.
Momo Botan is one of the best blooming lotuses. The flowers are double pink and can be between 5 to 6" (although I think the ones I saw were much bigger!) and leaves are about 12" and stand about 2' high. The centre green part has seeds which are used for cooking.