06.16.2021 Lily Pads as Pacman

While at Moosehorn Pond on the same day as the previous water-lily shot, I captured a couple of pads with nice water drops that accumulated during the rain just prior to my arrival. I picked out a couple with some nice color.

As I walked along the edge I saw these and it struck me that it looked like one was eating leaves that floated by, sort of like Pacman.

It’s funny how some things occur to you even when they were not your own experience.  I never played Pacman or any other video games. I work with guys who sit and play games on their phones but it has never appealed to me as a way to pass time.


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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25 Responses to 06.16.2021 Lily Pads as Pacman

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Love the colours and flow in the first image, the inky blue water is wonderful! And the ‘Pacman’ pic is wonderful too – as a photo, and also because it cracks me up laughing 😀

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  2. I’m glad you like to take photos instead of playing Pacman.😁 I always enjoy seeing your work.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    This brought a real laugh. I never see an image like this without remembering that ‘famous’ pacman gravestone. It’s old in online years now, but I think it was created just as photoshop and sites like Worth.1000 were taking off.

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    • The “Pacman Gravestone” may be famous but I had never seen or heard of it until now. Someone had a good sense of humor. Died with a controller tightly gripped in his fingers. Glad this made you laugh.


  4. How funny…reminds me of the many wasted youthful hours spent in bars sitting around the console game tables slugging down beers, trying to navigate the maze. Somewhere I think I still have the Ms. Pacman Atari Game cassette. Never saw one in a lily pad, though.

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  5. I saw the green lily pads as Pacman right away.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Ha, it does look like Pacman. I think we were between ‘eras’ – my younger brother played video games like Atari, but as a teenager, I was into other things.

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    • I said I never played a video game but I lied. 🙂 Once…once while waiting for seating at Goten I played, I think, Donkey Pong. And that was as an adult so my childhood preceded video games. Probably to my benefit. 🙂

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  7. Definitely Pacman, that was big in my youth but even at the time I thought it was very silly! But I like the image/idea of it and these lovely waterlillies.

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  8. Mark says:

    always loved raindrops on lilypads – something about it communicates refreshing rain, purity

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  9. I can see what you see, Steve, and I, too, have never played Pacman.

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  10. Lovely photos, Steve. So fresh and bright.

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  11. Ann Mackay says:

    That made me laugh! And I can see Pacman… 🙂

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  12. Love these for the clean and minimal compositions! 🙂

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