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Lotus Flower II

Lotus Flower II
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Copyright: Sayat Arslanlioglu (sayat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-22
Categories: Flowers, Water Plants
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-13 3:14
Viewed: 26795
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nelumbo is a genus of aquatic plants with large, showy, water lily-like flowers commonly known as lotus or sacred lotus. The generic name is derived from the Sinhalese word Nelum. There are two species in the genus, the better known of which, N. nucifera, or "Sacred Lotus," is the well-known national flower of India and Vietnam.

There is residual disagreement over which family the genus should be placed in. Traditional classification systems recognized Nelumbo as part of the Nymphaeaceae (water lily) family, but traditional taxonomists were likely misled by evolutionary convergences associated with an evolutionary shift from a terrestrial to an aquatic life style. In the older classification systems it was recognized under the biological order Nymphaeales or Nelumbonales. Nelumbo is currently recognized as its own family, Nelumbonaceae, as one of several distinctive families in the eudicot order Proteales. Its closest living relatives are shrubs or trees (Proteaceae and Platanaceae).
These plants are unrelated to the bird's-foot trefoils and deer-vetches of the genus Lotus.


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Fantastic shot with a marvellous composition,
Great sharpness and excellent DOF.


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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-13 3:57]

Hello Sayat,
magnificent capture of such beautiful Nelumbo.
Great work
Have a wonderful day

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-13 4:56]

Hello Sayat,
You have captured the beauty of this lotus superbly with this wonderful image, thank you.

Hello Sayat,
beautiful flower of this Nelumbo. Nice picture.

Hi Sayat,

Lovely photo

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-13 9:30]

Hi Sayat.
Second variant of this sweet flower is so amazing as first one. It is funny I see one small visitor on the left side of a flower. Great DOF. Not only all flower is in focus but surrounding leaves are detailed very well. Flower looks like fine alive fire. Bravo.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-13 11:00]

Merhaba Sayat bey,
netlik, renkler ve kompozisyon çok başarılı olmuş, tebrikler, selamlar..

Hallo Sayat
A beautiful bright yellow flower. A very delightful view with fine details to appreciate. Yellow is definitely a very attractive and sunny colour and just looking at this image brightens ones day. I like the simple composition with the dark background. The water droplets on the petals, rounds of this lovely image. A beautiful close-up which I enjoyed looking at. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-15 8:02]

Merhaba Sayat Bey,
Buda bir önceki gibi çok güzel.Işık,kullanımı detaylar,renkler ve kompozisyon mükemmel.Bana göre buradaki kadraj diğerine göre daha özenle seçilmiş.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Bonjour Sayat,
Meilleur cadrage, couleurs plus éclatantes et bonne opposition du sujet sur l'arrière plan me font préférer cette publication à ta précédente sur le même sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sayat

Wow this is beautiful.
The colour alone brightens up the frame.
Excellent sharp focus with lovely details.
The POV and DOF are well done.
Great job.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-20 4:05]

Hi Sayat,
a beautiful soft and pestel colour capture of this lotus. Well exploited light to ebhance the prettiness. sharp and clear with the water droplets seen.


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