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Yellow Water-lily

Yellow Water-lily
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus E 30, ZUIKO DIGITAL 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Sandisk Ultra II 8GB
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 15:17
Viewed: 3026
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The flower

Nuphar lutea, (L.) Sm.

Yellow water lily, photographed at the source of Lez at Prades le Lez.

It is an aquatic plant particularly welcome because of its many environmental services: water treatment, oxygen, food source for aquatic wildlife, shelter for part of this fauna, and also approval for our eyes.

Source of reflection for the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who, by studying its flowers, was one of the first to understand the relationship of floral parts, by progressive differentiation into sepals, petals, stamens, carpel and pistil.

Poet, but also a man of science, particularly fascinated by the perspective he would not fail to notice the two optical phenomena (reflection and refraction in the water) that can be noted in this photograph.

The picture

Photography captured around noon. The subject is relatively stationary and the camera was set to aperture priority. The lily was placed under the canopy of trees around the middle of the pond. So I used the telephoto lens of 300 millimeters and open to f/14, for a sufficient depth of field. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200, the shutter speed was 1 / 6 (made possible by the tripod and remote shutter release).

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Hola Philippe,
Has aconseguit una foto molt artistica d'aquesta bella espècie que es Nuphar lutea, el moviment de l'aigua li dona una abstracció.
Salut mon ami. Ferran

hello Philippe
very beautiful picture,the reflection is splendid with very good lighting and rich exceptional colours,little flu with a artistic disposal and result!

Hello Philippe,
What a wonderful composition with perfect light, details and colors.

Wonderful waterlily!
Great details and colors.
The reflexion is amazing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-13 5:01]

Bonjour Philippe,
Très belle image de ce nénuphar jaune. On voit qu'il y a eu préparation pour prendre la meilleure image possible. Et tu as réussi..c'est tout simplement magnifique. Le cadrage, la lumière, la présentation verticale, tout est excellent. Que Goethe ait été inspiré par cette fleur n'est pas étonnant, je ne connaissais pas cet épisode de la vie de ce grand homme, dont j'apprécie surtout les poèmes.
Un grand merci

Reflections are amazing, brilliant artistic photograph. Not sharp enough for me, but here artistic 'feel' is more important.

Bonjour Philippe,
Agréable publication bien composée par l'utilisation de la belle réflexion, mais la profondeur de champ n'est pas suffisante (ou mal utilisée) pour que l'on puisse apprécier les détails du centre de la fleur.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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