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Water Lily

Water Lily
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Copyright: pushpinder singh (pushpinder) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 38 W: 0 N: 62] (340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 19:48
Viewed: 3641
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this water lily at the Nehru Park in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.
I liked the luminiscent look it presented, against the dark grey bg of the pond water.

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 Nyhmpaeaceae contains 8 genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world[1]. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere[2]. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America[3]. 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.

Horticulturally, 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 day or night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.

Water lilies can be fragrant, such as Nymphaea odorata.

Water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh
source : wikipedia

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-27 23:03]
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Hi pushpinder,
very good and simple image of this lovely water lilly. your notes are useful too. but 'LOTUS' is our (india) national flower and not this one (lily) as mentioned by Goldy. please note. TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-27 23:10]
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Hi Pushpinder,
splendid flower with details and great sharpness, very well done,
Regards Siegfried

Hello Puhpinder,
Very beautiful POV & luminiscent water lily.Yes you are right, white water lily is the national flower of Bangladesh.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2008-06-28 2:04]

Hi Pushpinder.

Great and beauty composition, excellent colors,sharpness,colors and contrast.Good note.


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-06-28 3:10]

Hello Pushpinder, Lovely BG and great shot of this lily. The information is also very helpful and good presentation. Ganesh

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  • bapun1 (4)
  • [2008-06-28 3:47]

Nice warm colours.

It really stands out against grey.


Hello Pushpinder,
beautiful and lovely shot, perfect focusing with good exposure,lovely colours,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-28 13:17]

What a great shot!
The flower stands out like a sore thumb!
Very sharp and very detailed.
Excellent DOF.

Well done, Pushpinder!


p.s thankyou for your kind critiques lately :-)

Beautiful colour contrast in this sharp image, Pushpinder.
The grey of the water makes the flower stand out distinctly.
The image is very well composed.
Regarding your note, may I suggest you eliminate those reference numbers within brackets that normally occur profusely in a Wikipedia article?
Other than that, the information on the species is comprehensive.
Thanks for sharing this lovely image and best regards.

Hey Pushpinder,
Water lily is also India's national flower:)
Excellent shot!
A few of us Delhi photographers are planning on meeting soon.Would you like to join us?

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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2008-07-02 3:32]

Hi Pushpinder,

Nice and vibrant capture of this Lilly.
DOF, POV and details are very good.

Thanks for sharing.

Hello Push, very nice composition and combination of colours.
I like it very much.
Good shot!


Bonjour Pushpinder,
J'aime particulièrement le graphisme de ces fleurs et la restituion que tu en fait, couleurs et détails, est particulièrement réussie d'autant plus que la position pour prendre cette photo ne doit pas être évidente.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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