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Water Lily in May

Water Lily in May
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-11
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-14 3:19
Viewed: 2627
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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 contains eight genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America. 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.


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Ciao Ram, lovely flower with wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hey Ram,
Wonderful image! I love the focus, the colours and the lightening. Very good job!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-14 3:58]

Hello Ram,
Very beautiful photo of this Water Lily in splendid light and colours. Excellent sharpness, details and a superb composition.

Hi Ram,

Gorgeous and lovely lilies. Nice match of leaves too. TFS


Hi Ram,
This is amazing. That color and wonderful light against that dark background is outstanding. Excellant!

Beautiful photo Ram!! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Ciao Ram. Fine details and fascinating playing of light trought the magnifcient compo.


nice glowing shot, well lit.


Hi Ram,

A beautiful shot with a sense of serenity about it. Clarity, focus and colours are splendid.
TFS regards Bill

hello Ram
very nice picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hallo Ram
The natural colours and excellent detail seen in this image is worth all the praises this image is about to receive. Your camerawork and overall presentation is great, and I gladly add a smiley to this image. The colours are brilliant and the natural sunlight just great. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Ram,
Beautiful flower! stunningly beautiful sharpness details, colours and lighting, very nicely done!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-05-14 12:34]

Hello Ram,
A wonderful capture of a Lotus flower that really stands out against the dark background. I like the composition, details are sharp and the colours are beautiful!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-14 15:25]

Hi Ram,magnificent use of light ot create this magic composition! What a beauty and what a fantastic colors,sharpness and perspective...a top class pic,no doubt.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-15 5:16]

Hello Ram,
it is such a pleasure to see this water lily in its best details and features. such an exciting view of the delicate softness seen at its centre. so pretty and exciting to scrutinize.
Well presented shot in its fine view.
A big congrat Mr. Ram, love this lily very much.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-05-15 16:55]

What a lovely flower, Ram.
The sharpness and exposure are perfect.
The dark BG gives the subject a 3D, yet an ephemeral quality.
Beautiful composition.
TFS. : )

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