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Water Lily

Water Lily
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-22 6:03
Viewed: 3179
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my first ever picture of a Water Lily I saw in a pond in the rural outskirts of Jammu yesterday. There were just four of them -- three pink and one off white. Naturally, I was excited and took many pictures of them. Hope you like this one.

Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains eight genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.

Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical. Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-22 7:50]

Looks like you made a good choice from your shots of this Water Lily Ram,
The colours of the flower are striking and the image is well composed to place the pads in a pleasing diagonal composition.
I also like the willow leaves strewn on the water with the reflection of the sky between them and the lily pads.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hallo Ram
Your 1st ever water lily is so beautiful and has a feminine touch to it. The cerise pink displays so beautifully against the green leaves in the water. The other smaller leaves scattered around the flower itself adds character to this lovely image. A super sharp image which is presented in a pleasant and true to nature manner. The colours in the image compliment each other well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ram,
beautiful image of flower emerging from the water. Good light and colors, regards, Paolo

Ciao Ram. Impressive DOF here and excellent contrast. Colours and light are very good. Seem to me like a paint.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-22 9:55]

Hello neighbour Ram,
A photo with very beautiful bright contrasting colours. Very well saturated. Good sharpness and nice reflections on the water. Great diagonal composition.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-22 12:44]

Hello Ram.
Beautiful picture.Very good details and clear. Lovely colours and good composition.
Great work.Best regards Siggi

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-22 14:58]

Hi Ram,
Very beautiful capture of this water lily.Colors,lighting and composition are wonderful Excellent POV and framing.
Thanks for sharing..

Gooıd Morning Ram Sir,

Very impressive capture, the reflections are awesome!
You were very lucky to have such a calm day to take this on.
I love everything about this photo, I don't think words can describe its beauty. Very aesthetic!
TFS and have a nice day!


This is a wonderful shot of this water Lily, Sir!
The leaves around and the water frame the flower very well, indeed!
PS:Thanks for your kind words on my last posting, Sir, if you remember, my first macro was also dedicated to you.

Ciao Ram, wonderful composition with lovely water lily, beautiful bright colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Mr. Ram,
A lovely capture of this beautiful water lily. Excellent composition with good details. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-24 1:38]

Hello Ram,
These flowers are so strinkingly beautiful. In my country we mainly have white ones. I like the way you show this little wonder in the middle of its beautiful round leaves and the blue water-corner on the right side. A picture with a fine already autumnal atmosphere.
Thanks and kind regards

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