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TN Friends : A Prosperous 2011

TN Friends : A Prosperous 2011
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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: 2010-12-28
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma APO DG 70 - 300mm 1: 4 -5.6
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-30 6:17
Viewed: 3270
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this lotus in the middle of a small but deep river during my short vacation to Kuala Gula, Perak.
To me, it is such a beauty and I would like to dedicate to all TN friends, a Happy and prosperous 2011.
Looking forwards for lively and lovely nature subjects and exciting discovery of photography and knowledge.

Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, Bean of India, or simply Lotus, is a plant in the Nelumbonaceae family. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Willd.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China.

A common misconception is referring to the lotus as a waterlily (Nymphaea), an entirely different plant as can be seen from the center of the flower, which clearly lacks the structure that goes on to form the distinctive circular seed pod in the Nelumbo nucifera.[citation needed] Waterlilies come in various colors, whereas the lotus has flowers only in hues of pink, or white.

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Hi Foozi,
What a pretty little flower. I like its nice color and texture. Have a great new year!

Hallo Foozi
This is very beautiful. The flower is almost is in one's face but very pleasant. The combination of green and pink is one word GORGEOUS. I have this thing about natural sunlight in an image and this photograph has just that. A very pretty image, with a pleasant composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for 2011.

Thank you FOOZI,
Have a prosperous New Year, A beautiful capture of this Lotus.
Samiran Nandy

Hello Foozi,
Lovely details and superb composition with very nice colors and
Excellent capture. Such lovely details, fantastic contrast and fine

Hallo Foozi,
a very beautiful macro shot of this pink flower, soperb sharpness and fantastic colours, a very pleasing and harmonious composition
Happy and Propserous New Year to you too
Ciao Maurizio

Hi Foozi.
Impressive flower and beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours, and good sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year, Christodoulos

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-12-30 7:19]

Hello Foozi,
An excellent capture of this beautiful Lotus flower! Fantastic sharpness, wonderful colours and nicely framed.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-30 7:21]

Excellent lighting for the lotus, lovely colors including in the background. well done. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-30 7:35]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful photo in great clarity and splendid colours. Excellent sharpness, details and DOF. Taken from a very good POV.

hello Foozi
great sharpness picture of this lotus flower with great details nice light and beautiful colours
great shot Foozi
i wish you and Fam. a HAPPY NEW YEAR AND HEALTHY 2011
Greeting lou

Hi Foozi,
what a great colours of this flower. Great. Also composition and background
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi,
A very beautiful macro shot of this Lotus, superb sharpness and splendid delicate colours, nice composition with a good POV. Well done!
I wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-12-30 8:45]

Salam Foozi,
Great shot.!
Vivid colours,nice sharp detail and a great POV.
Best wishes,

Hello Foozi!
Master work. Perfect exposure and capture. Ideal saturation and sharpness.
Interesting note.
Well done!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-12-30 10:14]

Hi Foozi.
What a wonderful picture of a very beautiful flower. Simply stunning reproduction of petal shapes, colours, texture, etc. Smooth and coloursful BG is also great and corresponds with main object perfectly. Have a happy New Year and kind regards.

Ciao Foozi, splendid light on wonderful flower, beautiful blurry BG, fine details, good natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011, ciao Silvio

Hi Foozi,
A really striking flower, very well composed with amazing colours and perfect sharpness! Best wishes for the New Year, Pambos

Hi Foozi,
Splendid capture with nice details and good colors of beauty flower.Nice composition with good light.TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-30 15:14]

Hi Foozi,a colorfull pic like mine for the new year postcard.Beautiful composition,very artistic way to capture this flower whit the usual great quality and class.I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano.

hello Foozi

also for you Happy New Year 2011,
a very beautiful close-up photo
of this flower, with fine POV,
great focus sharpness and details,
very beautiful light, TFS


Hi MF Foozi,

Excellent usage of backlighting! you've done an excellent job with this. The exposure looks perfect as the details in the petals are well seen.
TFS and i also wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy New Year MF!


Hello Foozi,

an very beautiful flower with good light taken.
nice blurred bg with good pov and sharpness.
You also an very good healthy 2011 for you and your family.


very beautiful image and frame, lighting colors and fine BG, my best wishes for the new year Foozi! Nasos

Beautiful flower with perfect backlighting.

Happy New Year!

Salam Foozi.
This is a masterful capture and the details and lighting are splendid. The sharpness are amazing with your new glass and contrasting well against the green bokeh. Happy New Year to you and your love ones and may 2011 brings you good health, prosperity and many great photos. Kind regards - Jusni

A beautiful Lotus picture to post on the last day of the outgoing year, Foozi. Thanks for sharing it.
I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Ciao Foozi. Magnifcient graphic results with briliant colours. A brilliant 2011 MF!


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-31 4:52]

Hello Foozi.
I love the composition and the contrast in colour between the pink flower and green leaves. Nicely framed and presented.Happy New Year to you.Siggi

Hi Foozi,

Fantastic and very elegant image to celebrate the coming 2011. Excellent details on the petals, magnificent composition, sharpness, lights, background blur, color tones and contrast, magnificent everything... No doubt, this is a professional shot with an interesting note. Brilliant job. Bravo.

I wish you & your loved ones a healthy and prosperous new year, friendly regards, László

Dear Foozi,
a very beautiful plant seen in the splendour of tropical sunlight, presented in a well balanced composition. Vibrating with positive energy, spreading the best kind of optimism. A well chosen icon for the message you are sending. Thank you! All the best to you for 2011!
With best regards,

Hi Foozi,

The blurry background is putting in evidence the flower. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the lotus flower. the morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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