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Reeds, Pads and Lilies

Reeds, Pads and Lilies
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-26 3:27
Viewed: 1254
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Part of the Aquatic Garden at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Taken hand-held at f/11 and a 1/41 exposure time. The image stabilizer on my lens was helpful here.

Per Wikipedia: "The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The Mexican water lily, native to the gulf coast of North America, is planted throughout the continent. It has escaped from cultivation and become invasive in some areas, such as California's San Joaquin Valley. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. Populations can be controlled by cutting top growth."

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Merhaba Sandy,
Çok güzel ve dikkat çeken bir çalışma.
Nilüferler ve yansımalar olağanüstü.


Very nice!! I will try and post some mill pics this week, still trying to process pics from weeks ago! I love the light in this Sandy1 The water ripples really add so much here!

Hi Sandy:
I don't get time to capture as much as I would like to...of nature... and so this type of imaging is very appealing...I see that you have give this a good color saturation and nice composition...
wonderful work!!!

Beautiful Sandy. Love the whole series of water lily shots (FB). The dark reed shadows, leaves and flowers are as sharp as can be and the light and colors are gorgeous. Nicely constructed shot too.

A beautiful capture from waterlilies and the floating green leaves, Sandy!
The sharpness and POV are amazing and color are superb. The game between the light and shadows is well shown.
The focus is spot-on and clarity is well done.
Great job!


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-07-26 17:56]

dear Sandy,
a picturesque composition of beautiful objects,
but moreover natural beauty of water lily flowers looks shining in this a little dark circumstance,
delicate pink is splendid to my eyes,
and interesting pads of leaves and screen of reeds on the water are totally make a wonderful stage for lilies,
thank you for your excellent shot,

HI Sandy..nice shot...I admire that you can see the shot in such a scene...I have not been so able to do that. Your composition with the colors and tones as well as your reflections work great here...nice shot.


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