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Water Lily- Semi Opened

Water Lily- Semi Opened
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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: 2009-08-11
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-23 17:42
Viewed: 3309
Points: 28
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This water lily is governed by the intensity of the sunlight. Although the time of shot is past mid-day, it still semi opened. Actually, the habitat is dark as it is overshadowed by a big canopy of a huge tree at the side of a padi field.
what i like most is its slanting position. this maybe due to the long stalk as I noticed and infer that the place was flooded a few days before. But it gives a nice composition for me.
The distance was a bot three meters from me.

From Wikipedia :
Nymphaeaceae is a name for 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 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[1]. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America[1]. 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.
The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The Mexican water lily, native to the gulf coast of North America, is planted throughout the continent. It has escaped from cultivation and become invasive in some areas, such as California's San Joaquin Valley. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. Populations can be controlled by cutting top growth. Herbicides can also be used to control populations using glyphosate and fluridone.

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Hello Foozi,
Another POV of water lily, nice series of this species. Interesting documents.
TFS. Cheers, Ferran

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-23 21:55]

Hello Foozi,
A very attractive image showing a freshly opened Water Lily flower against a great contrasting natural BG. I like the composition with the various coloured lily pads a lot and the colour of the flower is shown at its best in this way.
Thanks and best wishes,

Wonderful pink water lily!
Great colors and details.

hello Foozi
the light the shades and the tones of colours, a composition particularly beautiful, with the flower it emerges with intense colour creates a very good and beautiful result!
TFS thanks for sharing

Ciao Foozy. Intrigant sharpened taken with many elements of contrast. Excellente DOf an saturatione. Beautiful colours.


Hello Foozi,

another nice shot from this flower with good pov and dof.
fine colours.


Ciao Foozi, other beautiful POV on this fantastic lily, splendid colors, fine details and great sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
another splendid picture of the water lily, fantastic contrast of colours, very good sharpness, very pleasing composition with marvellous reflections.
Best regards

Hi MF Foozi,

Stunningmacro capture of this beauty with great clarity and delightful composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-24 16:42]

Hi Foozi,maybe today the purple s a little oversatured,but the pic is a fantastic composition,these water lily is a impressive natural beauty! My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

hello Foozi

Nature Morte style beautiful photo, with fine POV,
fine focus excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Foozi
nice image of this semi-opened Water Lily,
beautiful colors and fine sharp details, great environment
Have a good night

Bonjour Foozi,
Bonne composition et excellente maitrise de la lumière permettant d'apprecier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Foozi,

The leaves are framing well the flower. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colorsof the semi-opened water-lily. The early afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


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