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Paddy & Lily = Basic & Aesthetic

Paddy & Lily = Basic & Aesthetic
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-24
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF 50mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-13 6:02
Viewed: 3392
Points: 46
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During my trekking in the padi fields, I discovered this area of planted paddy and bright pink water lilies. Both are beautiful in their sense. The padi which is the staple food here in Malaysia is the basic. The people have to plant is at any cost.
At the same time in our life we need some aethetical touch to us too.
Beautiful creation to be appreciated, beautiful view to pacify the eyes, nice blowing wind in the field to dream to...all these need balance in life.
As manifested here, I like the the view of padi stalks
as well as the water liles.
They make our life filled with nature that give us joy and appreciation.

From- Wiki
Rice is the seed of a monocot plant Oryza sativa. As a cereal grain, it is the most important staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in East, South, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the West Indies. It is the grain with the second highest worldwide production, after maize ("corn").

Since a large portion of maize crops are grown for purposes other than human consumption, rice is probably the most important grain with regards to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by the human species.

A traditional food plant in Africa, rice has the potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.

Rice is normally grown as an annual plant, although in tropical areas it can survive as a perennial and can produce a ratoon crop for up to 20 years.[4] The rice plant can grow to 1–1.8 m tall, occasionally more depending on the variety and soil fertility. The grass has long, slender leaves 50–100 cm long and 2–2.5 cm broad. The small wind-pollinated flowers are produced in a branched arching to pendulous inflorescence 30–50 cm long. The edible seed is a grain (caryopsis) 5–12 mm long and 2–3 mm thick.

Rice is the most consumed food on Planet Earth. The seeds of the rice plant are first milled using a rice huller to remove the chaff (the outer husks of the grain). At this point in the process, the product is called brown rice. The milling may be continued, removing the 'bran', i.e., the rest of the husk and the germ, thereby creating white rice. White rice, which keeps longer, lacks some important nutrients; in a limited diet which does not supplement the rice, brown rice helps to prevent the disease beriberi.

White rice may also be buffed with glucose or talc powder (often called polished rice, though this term may also refer to white rice in general), parboiled, or processed into flour. White rice may also be enriched by adding nutrients, especially those lost during the milling process. While the cheapest method of enriching involves adding a powdered blend of nutrients that will easily wash off (in the United States, rice which has been so treated requires a label warning against rinsing), more sophisticated methods apply nutrients directly to the grain, coating the grain with a water insoluble substance which is resistant to washing.

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Ciao Fooozi, lovely composition with splendid flowers, beautiful natural ambientation, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Salam Foozi,

A great capture with lovely composition and natural setting. Well taken & very nicely presented. TFS & best salam.


Many Salams Foozi Saad,
How are you friend? I hope in an elated and happy mood. You are such a fine writer of English and the Romantic/poetic prose that you write in your notes, makes me write poems upon poems as I love to write poems in English.Here is my blog address in case you want to have a look at my poetry:


Now your series of photos about the paddy fields which are a sort of bread basket of your region, I have found them all so beautiful, acquainting one with your region and this one is quite unique and the flowers are so cute and so lovely. I'll be very pleased if you upload finely focused close-up shots of one or two of these lily flowers. Kindly next time do leave a detailed note about these flowers as this photo looks great because of them. Thanks a lot for sharing the beautiful landscape and crops and flowers of your region...and thanks also for your support bro....take care...warmest regards/Abid

hello Foozi

beautiful artistic photography like Monet's water
lilies paintings, with fine POV, DOF, fine focus
sharpness and details, beautiful scenery, TFS


Great capture this Paddy & Lily!
Colors and details are fantastic!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-13 9:57]

Hi Foozi,
Splendid picture of these lilies.
Very well captured the landscape.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-13 10:13]

Wonderful lily!
Great colors and details.

Hello Foozi,

what an beautiful flowers and with good pov.
fine natural colours.


Ciao Foozi. What mìnice compo! Fantastic light, sharpness and super details. Brigh natural colours.


hello Foozi,
colors and lighting are so good, realistic very beautiful landscape and photo!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-13 12:15]

Hello Foozi,
This is a real beaty!
The wonderful flower, the pleasant composition, the superb colours and fine details. So well done with the most pleasing result!Best regards Siggi

Hi MF Foozi,

Very impressive scene shot! The presentation works impressively well, such great colours and exposure throughout.
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-01-13 16:27]

Slav Foozî,
What a beautiful composition with great colors and excellent sharpness.TFS and Best regards,

salam Foozi
another great shot from your field seri. I like it very much. this is great with focus, natural colors and composition of water lilies. green plants in rare side very nice to composition. thanks for sharing, best wishes my friend

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-13 19:27]

Hello Foozi,
A gorgeous field of brightly colored water lilies. Nice soft lighting and fine detail with just the right exposure. Love the composition you chose in order to show off these very pretty blooms. Well done!!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-13 23:12]

Hi Foozi,
Beutiful capture.I liked colors,POV,lighting and visual impact a lot.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-14 4:25]

Hello Fozi,
Very pleasing view on this mix of paddy and lilies, the whole presented under a vey fine light. It is indeed something for our eyes!
Interesting note on rice. We love rice too. My son always tells me that he could eat it every day.
Thanks for your interesting posting. take care!
Kind regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-14 6:39]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful coloured photo in a good composition. Great sharpness.

Precioso trabajo con el cultivo de arroz de fondo. Bien vista la belleza de esas plantas que supo encontrar y captar la habilidad del fotógrafo.
Saludos Foozi: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Foozi
beautiful shot of a nice mix of Paddy field and water Lilies, great color saturation
and excellent sharpness
a superb capture !

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-15 1:41]

Hi Foozi,wonderful composition whit the colors of nature,excellent sharpness and colors...how you're lucky to live there!!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Foozi,
a very beautiful picture of these wonderful flowers in a rice-field, superb sharpness and very good contrast of colours, very well composed.
Best regards

Hello Foozi,
Your all picture nice.It's not possible to find out which is best.I like this very much.
Kind regards,

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