07.12.2020-2 White Water-lily

I asked with my last water-lily post if there could be too many and the answer was no.  So here’s another from Poor Farm Swamp this morning. Come to think of it, the question was about lady’s slippers but a few more water-lilies doesn’t hurt either.

Again with the Tamron 100-400 +2.0x +CP combo upon a tripod. F/16@0.5 sec, ISO 100 @454mm.  The circular polarizer helped darken the water enabling the flower to glow.  Probably didn’t need the extender but I had been shooting frogs and it was mounted so why not?

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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30 Responses to 07.12.2020-2 White Water-lily

  1. Sandra says:

    Gorgeous! No such thing as too many water lily photos. 😃

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  2. That is a pristine and perfect water-lily and photo, Steve! Never too many.

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  3. Ann Mackay says:

    So beautiful – there could never be too many of these! 🙂

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  4. Minna says:

    Beautiful, almost B&W.

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  5. “Glow” is the right word.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    The phrase that came to mind when I saw this one was ‘suspended animation’ — probably because the flower seems suspended in space. What I can’t decide is whether I’d like the pad to be more obvious, or less!

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    • That is always a thought I have too when I find one in dark water. Occasionally the stem will be apparent but most often not. The pad does ground it to a degree. I also considered dodging the pad but decided I liked it subtle…there but not there.

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    It looks like it is floating, like a sacred lotus! 🙂

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  8. Very interesting effect with the dark background, Steve. The blossom does seem to be suspended in space.

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  9. Leya says:

    Floating in dark air – a dream, Steve!

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  10. As with eagles, you can never have too many water lilies. But if you could only have one, this could be at.

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    These really are such beautiful flowers. And floating on darkened water it sometimes looks as if they’re floating through a night sky. Reading through the other comments I see I’m not alone in this feeling.

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  12. bluebrightly says:

    No, never too many water lilies. 🙂

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  13. Dave Ply says:

    Nice contrast. And with that much telephoto you probably didn’t even get your feet wet.

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