1000 Words About … Duckweed!

Lake Lonsdale with Duckweed, Grampians, Victoria

Lake Lonsdale with Duckweed, Grampians, Victoria

I couldn’t believe my luck!  Lake Lonsdale, deep in the heart of Victoria’s wonderful Grampians region, was red!!  RED!!!

A perfect placement of … Duckweek?  How cool is that?!

But wait!  There’s more!!

A wondrous array of dead tree silhouettes; clear blue sky with just enough cloud to be interesting; distant mountains; a perfect reflective surface.  All off-set by that AWESOME red.  Who knew that plain old Duckweed could do things like THAT to a photo?

My trigger shutter-button finger was itching.

Be still, my beating heart …

Weekend Reflections shows reflections from around the world WITHOUT duckweed, if you can believe that’s possible!!  Check ’em out HERE!

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25 comments

  • OK — I like duckweed, we’ve seen a lot of it (often with alligators swimming right through it)…but it is always green. Did you wish for red and it came true? Or is it always red in OZ?

  • @diane b – Haha, it’s my mission in life!
    @TexWisGirl – Sadly, this lake is too big for that!! It looks great, but I’m sure it’ll reach pest proportions soon …
    @Iris – Thank you!

  • Just.Plain.Wow!
    A perfect pic!

  • we had really bad duckweed on a pond at our former residence. we had to rake it off the top in order to clear the water. 🙂

    thanks for your comment on my red barn. 🙂

  • You could find red anywhere.

  • @darlin – Thank you!! It’s not quite outback RED, but it’ll do!
    @Gerald – The trees were killed by the dam filling up after many years. The duckweed is a recent addition …

  • @Filip – Haha! There’s a fine line between lake, swamp, wetland and bog!
    @Andrew – OK, ok, but I’m loving the RED while it lasts …
    River – I suspect people in the country don’t like it for many of the same reasons! But … if you’ve got lemons, make lemonade, huh?!
    @Audrey – Thank you!
    @Joan Elizabeth – Haha, got to keep you guessing!!! Besides, I don’t want to become predictable!
    @Indrani – Thank you!! It made my day!
    @PDP – I love it even better it it happens when I’m there!!!
    @’Tsuki – The dead trees are so dramatic like stark fingers pointing to the sky! I just HAD to take the shot!

  • @eileeninmd – I’m glad it was RED! A much more dramatic photo!!
    @Carole M – I loved every part of this vista!!
    @FruitCake – Haha! Of course not!! It’s the CAMERA!!!
    @TMWH – Haha, you’re hilarious!! Tell you what … next time I go there I’ll try it out for you!!
    Shirley – A little RED makes EVERYTHING better!
    @Rubye Jack – Well … apparently not always, from some of the other comments!! But who cares? RED works best for me!
    @Are We There Yet – It must have known I was coming …

  • did the duckweed kill the trees or is that the conditions that allowed the trees to die the same that now allow the weed to thrive? – bet it kills the fish too – creates a lovely photo though.

  • Wow, this is stunning! I love the red floating on the water, the contrast is amazing. Excellent shot Red!

  • The colors are awesomes, dans the composition, with all those dead trees absolutly fantastic…

  • Don’t you just love a moment when all the elements fall together to create the perfect image..nice work Red.

  • Now I was surprised that your comment on my shot at Canowindra was about the stormy sky and not the RED soil.

  • I’ve never seen red duckweed before, only green. People in towns don’t like it because it spreads very quickly , clogs up rivers and dams etc and is very hard to get rid of. But it is pretty and I like your lake view of it.

  • Whoooo Hoooooo…. Never heard of Duck Weed and yay for you. It is Red, Red, Red!!

  • The duckweed is an amazing contrast of colour in a perfectly stunning photo!

  • Duck weed is an invasive pest. We used to have some in a backyard pond. I am trying to remember what made it red. I think it was sunlight.

  • loving the view you admired Red …

  • Filip and Kristel

    Nice that you say it is alake. Looks more like a swamp.

    Greetings,
    Filip

  • Oh dear. I’ve never even heard of duckweed before now. Evidently, it is red.
    Great picture.

  • Stunning photo. Duckweed? Makes me wonder how it got the name! Do you think the ducks smoke it? Lol!

  • It actually looks pretty – must be the photographer?

  • Very pretty scene. I have not seen red duckweed before, it is always green. Beautiful landscape shot, have a great weekend!

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