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Tropical Water Lily

Tropical  Water Lily
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D80, Tamron AF 70 -300mm Tele-Macro ( 1 : 2 )
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 19:06
Viewed: 2868
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nymphaeaceae (pronounced /ˌnɪmfiːˈeɪʃiː/ or /ˌnɪmfiːˈeɪsi.iː/) is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family contains eight genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world[1]. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere[1]. The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America[1]. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.

Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical. Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either during the day or at night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.

Water lilies can be fragrant, such as Nymphaea odorata.

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Hi Foozi
Excellent close up with superb image quality of this wonderful lily
The colors are fabulous and the sharp details are adorable
Proper aperture adjustment to f/11 gave you enough depth of field here, bravo

Hi & Good Morning MF Foozi,

An absolutely insipirational macro MF!.
Amazing subtle lighting and great DOF! All are impecable!
Nice starting to day:) Great post!
TFS and have a nice day!


A glowing beauty is well captured here by you, Foozi!
The waterlily looks splendid with great sharpness and from a very well chosen POV, having great clarity and well balanced light involvement.

Great work on this!

best regards,

Bonjour Foozy
Ce nénuphar est une vraie merveille.Le focus est excellent sur l'ensemble de la fleur avec un superbe rendu des couleurs et de la texture des pétales.Beau BG flou.Bravo Foozy et TFS!Catherine

Hello Foozi,

This is great macro shot of beautiful water lily.
Very good chosen point of view.
Focus, sharpness and light are excellent.
Colors are perfectly shown.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2010-05-19 9:35]

this is a "wow" photo, wonderful waterlily, shsarp details and fantastic colours

Olá Foozi

Belíssima flor...cores surpriendentes, contraste magnífico.
Detalhes incríveis, luz e nitidez perfeitas, minha nota é 10!!!

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-05-19 21:22]

dear Foozi,
a beautiful picture of splendid water lily flower there,
its wonder shape and delicate colors are superb,
it makes surrounding all so graceful,
especially the atmosphere becomes so tender and peaceful by its presence,
thank you for your wonderful shot,

Hello Foozi,
great composition, fantastic details, great pov and a fantastic dof, v ery good photo Andrew, with my compliments,
Best regards Siggi

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-05-20 14:12]

Ciao Foozi,

Excellent details in this fine flower macro!
The narrow DoF is effective in directing the viewer's focus,
and I notice the most attractive colour reproduction...
Excellent strong brightness, marvelous colors, superb saturation.
Nice composition and good presentation.

Have a nice weekend,


Hi Foozi
Impressive macro shot
Perfect colors, details and clarity
Have a nice weekend

hello Foozi,
What spectacular colours of this blue lily.
You have presented it beautifully.
Pin sharp and a real beauty.
My compliments.I have added it to my favourites.

Fantastic one, Foozi, I love these violet waterlilies so much, they look so noble and beautiful. Wonderful light here - and I like the pink petals outside so much, also the golden center. Brilliant and sharp, thanks.
Greetings from the sunny Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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