08.15.2021 Sunday Silence

A peaceful post and a change of pace from all the insects…but one.

Pink White Water-lily-Nymphaea odorata with a side of Water-lily Leaf Beetle-Galerucella nymphaeae. I didn’t see the beetle until on the display in Lightroom.  They are quite common. This was shot at 800mm (the 100-400+2.) TC) so the beetle is about as isolated as it could be as I wasn’t about to wade out there and disturb things had I noticed it.

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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26 Responses to 08.15.2021 Sunday Silence

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Placid pink sits well with Sunday Silence. Very nice 🙂

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Beautiful – and a peaceful moment for the beetle too!

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  3. Gallivanta says:

    Very serene and restful.


  4. It’s easy to understand how you originally missed noticing the beetle. I’d probably have missed it too.

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  5. I really was drawn to the surface tension of the water where it is displaced by the lily pads. The reflected light displays it nicely.

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  6. Nice colors and great work with an extender.

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  7. Very nice Steve! Beautiful image!

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  8. Gail Platz says:

    This is gorgeous!


  9. Peter Klopp says:

    What a lovely photographic creation, Steve! I am glad your insects found some rest on this peaceful Sunday morning.

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  10. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely and serene.

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  11. shoreacres says:

    When I enlarged the photo, I grinned. The small lily pad looks remarkably like one of your bullfrogs. See the pair of eyes above those chubby cheeks?

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  12. Your blog and all of your recent work is amazing! You are a photographer to admire. I like how clean this is, and the beetle let’s me know it’s authentic!

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    • Thanks, Denice! I do work hard at it and like to think that’s getting me somewhere. Although I don’t think I am quite the master he was, I do like this quote by cellist Pablo Casals on why he practiced so much…” I feel that I am making daily progress.” You do know how to make a photographer feel good about himself. 🙂

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      • Well your hard work has paid off and I often feel the same way when paid a compliment. Sometimes people just starting out will say something like, ‘I wish I could photograph like you’. My thought and sometimes outlaid response is that I have been trying really hard for a long time!

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      • First, sorry for mistyping your name…for the second time. Little comes easy which I think is not what most people think with their digital cameras and programing modes. At least those folks recognize that you are doing something special.


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