Here is a photograph I took a couple of days ago of a river plant called Chalkstream Water Crowfoot. It was floating near the surface of a narrow stretch of river close to where I photographed the lichen. I love the vibrant green colour of the leaves.

I must thank the following website for helping me identify this plant. It looks very useful for finding names of other wild flowers and plants in the UK too as it has photographs of each part of the plant:


46 thoughts on “Flow

  1. That is a very useful link. I should go through a load of shots and try to caption them properly. Thanks for posting it. I like the shot. Had you thought about cropping maybe a third off the top? It might accentuate the ‘flow’ even more. It would also loose a couple of areas with some very slightly distracting reflections in the top RH corner. It is good as it is though.


    1. Thank you Dave. I did try a crop of this one but each bit looked lost without the rest. I like the stronger greens at the top and the more curvy leaves at the bottom.

      I’m glad you’ve found the link to the website useful – it is very good as they include photographs at different stages and – crucially – of different parts of a plant.


  2. I love the shot; the green is so vibrant and you can really see the flow and movement in the picture.

    The more I stare at it the more I expect an eye or a whole face to appear beneath the plant; just a glance before it fades away again…
    I love these types of pictures that can unlock a piece of imagination πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks so much Littleskew. The green colour is so bright isn’t it and the water looks so inky blue. I know what you mean about someone living under there – like a mermaid. It has a very feminine feel to it I think even though the colours are quite masculine. It has made me think about John Millais’ ‘Ophelia’.


    1. Thank you loveoutloud! Yes – have a go. You have to be careful with reflections though – I’ve tried to photograph these types of river plants before but they didn’t come out well because of the reflections. Fortunately there was more shade cover here and the plants were just under or on the surface.


  3. I found this pic, as it is more in keeping with our Christmases Down Under, being summer-time. I just want to wish you the merriest of Christmases this year. May the break be reviving, in readiness for more wonderful posts from you next year! All the best, :O)


    1. Many thanks, Janina – and thank you for checking out some of my earlier posts; I appreciate it.

      All the very best to you during the holidays. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year πŸ™‚


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