07.04.2021 Silent Sunday-Happy Independence Day

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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16 Responses to 07.04.2021 Silent Sunday-Happy Independence Day

  1. I favor the second picture because none of the petals visually touch the pads behind them.

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    • Rules! If I moved to the right which would have given the separation you mention then the balance of pads wouldn’t have been to my liking. and the left-most petal might have touched the green pad even more. Trade offs. A half hour passed between the two shots and the flower drifted a little which allowed for more open water.

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  2. Ms. Liz says:

    Those are so beautiful! Happy Independence Day Steve.

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  3. These are beautiful 😍❤

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  4. shoreacres says:

    The contrasting colors of the pads appeals to me. I prefer the second: partly because I like the balance among the three elements, and partly because the first one brought to mind Miss Piggy’s nose.

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    • I like your reason for preference better than Steve’s. The two pads were important to me as opposed to many of these I have photographed in the past, both pink and white, which were isolated against the dark water. I also liked the inclusion of those thin grasses.

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  5. Ann Mackay says:

    Both are beautiful but I also prefer the second – I like that the flower has opened more, as well as the placement of it and the grass stems below. Patience paid off!

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    • I did have to wait a good half hour for the flower to open a bit (there were other subjects to occupy my time). If I stayed a little longer it may have opened fully but I was late already. I also prefer the second but wanted to share the closed view as well. Thanks, Ann!

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  6. Gallivanta says:

    Happy Independence Day. I like the serenity of these photos. They may not have Independence Day colours but they are appropriate as I think a national day works best if it is part celebration and part reflection/contemplation.

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  7. Very Zen and calming. Hope you had a good Independence Day holiday Steve.

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    • Thanks, Sel. We don’t do much for most any holiday. They were a bigger deal when my mother-in-law was alive but now they are just another day. We have a neighbor who has had fireworks every year since moving in but did not the last two years. Our dog appreciates that. 🙂

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  8. Pretty subject and nice clean composition. I especially like the second with the flower more open and not touching the lily pad. 🙂

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    • As a photography judge that revelation is not a shock. 😀 I almost didn’t share the first one but liked the slightly open bud and thought it a good companion, albeit not perfect, to the second. Your critique echoes most everyone else’s…including my own.


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