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Pink Lotus

Pink Lotus
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Copyright: Greg Hume (greghume) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 72 N: 575] (2160)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07-31
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Olympus C-700UZ
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herbs used in medicine, water lily [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-28 12:41
Viewed: 4199
Points: 15
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Freshwater nelumbo nucifera or pink lotus (sacred lotus). Nucifera means "having hard fruit".
The flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are edible, while the big leaves, 2 feet in diameter, are used to wrap food. The flower, fruit, seeds and leaves are used in traditional Asian medicines.
The fruit is a conical shaped pod with the seeds aranged in holes. I cropped one of these out of the shot, believing it to be a sprinkler shower head. When the seeds are ripe, they are released as the heavy pod touches the water.

Shot with monopod, cropped and sharpened. The soft background is attributable to the 380 mm equivalent focal length.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-28 13:09]
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I like this flower, Greg, symbol of the perfection. It grows in the mud, what does not prevent it from producing a masterpiece of beauty. It is a perfect example of what we have to make of our lives.
Excellent composition. Perfect neatness and depth of field. I am very proud of you. I thank you very much for having sent us this lotus.

Welcome to TN, Greg. I like how you've placed this lotus in the center of the background leaf. The sharp flower stands out of everything else, sofly blurred. Petals arrangement and slightly leaning flower make it a very elegant image.

Very nice Greg
Vey nice to look at, I like it.
Beautiful colours , good composition and details.
Well done.

Very good shot good details, nice frame.
Well done.

Beautiful image. Excellent DoF. The water drops on the petals glimmer and enhance the image. Your choice of frame is very nice.

Relaxing, peaceful shot. Thanks for the details on how you shot it. I like the dewdrops.

However, I notice that there are some lines across the image, especially in the leaves - maybe from your scanner?

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-29 23:12]

This is stunning. I like the composition and the sharpness + DOF is great. Very well done,

Thanks for posting

Great composition and colors. The pads are a gerat background.



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