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Lotus Blossom

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 9 January 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I searched my archives for another summery photo to warm us all up on these cold winter days and came up with this lotus blossom. I made this photograph last year on the island of Kauai'i when we visited the National Tropical Botanical Garden, also known as the McBryde Garden. If you ever get a chance, go there. The plants are amazing. Later, I will post a photo of an allerton fig tree from this garden which was used in the filming of Jurassic Park.

I'm leaving for a week's cruise down the Mexican coast on Sunday and cannot wait to warm up! I emphatize with my friends in the midwest and east. I don't know how you do it. It is cold enough here in northern California with our freezing fog. Stay warm, friends, and think thoughts of spring!

NIKON D80 1/125 second F/13.0 ISO 125 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Perfect harmonious colours and lovely dark contrast Barbara.

9 Jan 2010 10:06am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium


9 Jan 2010 12:56pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful macro

9 Jan 2010 4:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Gorgeous. Superb selective focus and detail.

9 Jan 2010 4:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is an awesome shot. Perfect focus!

10 Jan 2010 12:57am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

J'adore une de mes fleurs préférées

30 Jun 2010 7:03pm

1/125 second
ISO 125
255 mm (35mm equiv.)