07.01.2020 White Water-lily Wednesday

I love finding these floating on dark water. This was the only fully open one within “reach” (see below) this past Monday as it is still just a touch early.Β  Some of the pink flowers are beginning to blossom too, probably are by today.

I was photographing bullfrogs…to be seen of Friday, of course…and saw this in a nice setting for letting it glow.

This was shot with the Tamron 100-400 with the manufacturer’s 2x tele-extender, 562mm with a circular polarizer to let the dark water be glare free. Teles often soften an image but this combination appears to be quite sharp.

If you notice a cluster of something on a petal at the left, those are insect eggs although whose I do not know.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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22 Responses to 07.01.2020 White Water-lily Wednesday

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Spectacular shot, Steve. The water lily appears to glow from the inside.

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  2. Of course the black background serves you well here.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The translucence of the petals is lovely, especially with the dark background. I like the way a couple of the petals have slipped beneath the water.

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    • Water-lilies are a favorite summer subject and the dark background is part of the reason. I think the petals are partially submerged due to rain the day before adding a bit of weight to help drag them below. This is the same location where I found the pink water-lily that you shared a few years ago.


  4. Nice Steve! Great image!


  5. Very artfully done, Steve.

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  6. Todd Henson says:

    What a great find. And I like how you approached it. Nicely done!

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  7. krikitarts says:

    When you wrote “within reach,” I was expecting that you’d been approacihng this either from a small watercraft or while wading. Be that mistaken assumption as it may, good work with your tele-zoom. Were you able to use a tripod, or was this hand-held?

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    • This was on a tripod…you can always assume it is unless I mention otherwise. The number of handheld shots I make in a year is very small and almost always with my 40D and a flash chasing butterflies in my yard. I am impressed that the Tamron combination works as well as it does.Makes me happy I didn’t, and of course couldn’t, spend all those thousands on the Canon of the same description.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    It’s beautiful, Steve, and I wouldn’t mind less sharpenss at all for this subject. If you ever think it might be interesting, I’d love to see what you might do with a very intentionally soft portrait of a Water-lily.


  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautifully photographed – I’m hoping to seeing more of your waterlily pictures!


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