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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-18 3:36
Viewed: 1512
Points: 98
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A lotus posting to re-direct my original intent of joining TL: to post floral and insect photos. But I got distracted with other themes and genres.

PP work included sizing, slight desaturation, and sharpening (USM).

The flowers, seeds, young leaves, and "roots" (rhizomes) of lotuses are all edible. In Asia, the petals are used sometimes for garnish, while the large leaves are used as a wrap for food. The stamens can be dried and made into a fragrant herbal tea or can be used to impart a scent to tea leaves. The lotus seeds or nuts are quite versatile, and can be eaten raw or dried and popped like popcorn.

Lotus is the name of a car, a perfume, a spreadsheet application, a corporation. It is the design motif of a striking temple in New Delhi. It is a position in yoga meditation techniques.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-11-18 3:42]

Hi Danilo,
Of all the definitions of Lotus- I like this one the best ! Excellent macro with such pretty colors and really nice details. Your lighting was excellent. TFS Julie

Magnificent shot!
Beautiful flowers, lovely colors.
Excellent composition of the photo.

Hi Danilo
Amazing flower macro
Impressive colors, sharpness and backround
Thanks for sharing

Hello Danilo!
Excellent detail and excellent colours in your picture!
Wonderful pink lotus flowers!
Perfect focus on first one!
Best regards!

Hello Danilo,

Well, I have learned so much about the lotus plant this morning. It sounds like a worthwhile plant to grow!

I like this clean, crisp shot!
The petals of the focal flower are so sharply portrayed, whilst the blurred examples, in the b/g, provide a fine context.
It reminds me so much of a fine piece of 18th century needlework, or more recently, Japanese/Chinese artwork!

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

WOW ! I say : WOW !!!!!
Just like a dream. AMAZING photo Danilo.
A jewel, strong sharpness and colors. Awesome focus.

A masterpiece for my eyes.
Perfect Macro work.

++++++ compliments ++++++

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-18 3:56]


Grandiose macro, quelle doucuer sur les pétales, quel captage, ce couleurs orsée avec le vert, un très beau fond, fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


Ciao Danilo,

The Dance of the Flowers!
This is fine macro work with great
details in the delicate flower!
The DoF is spot on isolating the subject
nicely and the finer details are
reproduced with excellent sharpness ...
An attractive composition makes the
image a treat to my eyes!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-18 4:00]

Hi Danilo

Wow! A spectacular floral macro of the waterlily with impeccable dof & sharpness. Good colour, saturation & framing with vibrant color. The blue magenta contrasts well against the yellow green. Tfs!

Superbe détail de se lotus magnifique couleurs.
Bonne journée Marilène.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-11-18 4:17]

Hi Danilo,

Wonderfull macro, great details and colors.
The sharpness and the brightness are splendid.
Very good lighting and excellent composition.
Great job.

grt shot Danillo the colurs are vibrant and realy leap out at you just the right amount of dof in the background love it
regards bryan

Hi Danilo,

This is simply awesome with great colors and perfect sharpness!
The green BG gives great contrast to the beautiful lotus and certainly the addition of bee is an advantage.

Very well done, my friend!

best regards,


Excellent clarity in this photo. Vivid colors and almost Spring/Easter-like.

Too bad the bee wasn't an inch to the right and perfectly silhouetted against the petal. Still wonderful photo!


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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2009-11-18 5:39]

Bonjour Danilo,
Une superbe netteté et des couleurs superbes, d'un grand naturel.


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-18 5:40]

wow, what a shot !


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-18 6:08]

Hi Danilo,

A really superb floral macro with the added bonus of the hovering bee/insect (?). To get a macro like this without a micro lens is really an accomplishment.

Your note is interesting as well. Because photographers lead more "visual" lives, we can easily be distracted.

Best regards,

Hi Danilo
fabulous lotus in its optimal version.
excellent close up. clear and clean details.
marvelous pink tones.
well capture with splendid bg.

Buena imagen de la flor de loto con excelente color y una textura formidable que parece estar hecha de papel
Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-18 7:39]


Cracking shot Danilo, fantastic details & colors.


Hello Danilo,

This is extremely good macro shot.
Everything on this photo is magnificent.


Best regards,

Hello Dasnilo,
Pertfect composition, crisp details and evcellent texture of petals
Selahattin E

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-18 12:39]

Hi Danilo,
Brilliant shot.
Clarity of the capture is remarkable. You have even
managed to include the hovering insect over the lovely
flower. Well done.
Have a nice Thursday.

Hi Danilo!

I have learned to like flower and insect photos. They're fun to capture and very rewarding, because they're so beautiful. I really liked your cemetery photos too. This is a lovely capture with great focus and the bee is a huge plus!


Great colors and details.
Wonderful photos .
Regards Zoran

My dear Danilo
I must say I have enjoy very much your lanscapes and your seas dream photos. It was a pity for me not to met that part of you. So I am happy with your decision because I know your realtion with biology nature miss you.
You are so perfect in the way you touch everything; the colours, the sharpness light are always in a very good mood. This foto is very impressive for all this.
Um abraço

Hi Danilo,
WoW! Dan What a lovely flower!!,
colors , sharpness, contrast,background,presentation and composition are Amazing,
Very beautiful Lotus. bravo.
congradulations its a great quality picture.

Hello, Danilo -
Fantastic composition; the primary lotus is incredibly sharp with fine details, warm colors and light. The background is simply gorgeous. Very balanced composition. Great work.

Juliet has very well defined the beauty of this shot,A macro which deserve some thing more than a mere appreciation.Very sharp and clear,neat and colorful.Its a treat to watch it.TFS

world class Dan, 10/10

Olá Danilo

Muito linda esta foto...excelente composição
com fundo desfocado realçando a formosura
desta flor. Cores mágicas que só a natureza
pode criar com perfeição. Belo contraste de
cores e bonitos detalhes.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-11-19 8:46]

Hi Danilo,
amazing clarity and sharpness.I liked colours so much.TFS.Necla.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-11-20 0:29]

WOOW Danilo,
atractivo y colorido panorama,
espléndica compo.


WOW !!
Very clear and extremelly-sharp-first-plan picture.
Amazing background, you manage it very very good.

I like it very much.

best regards

Hi Danilo!
Amazing colours,Wonderful close up!
Perfect focus,clarity,fine lighting and details!A wonderful view!
Regards and tfs

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-20 7:01]

Wow!!! that is picture perfect, colors and sharpness are outstanding giving great beauty to the shot.
No wonder the catus is so often used in oriental drawings.

Hi Danillo,
It's a beautiful presentation of a beautiful flower.
The colors, brightness and sharpness are great.

Ciao Danilo, splendid light on wonderful flower, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi, Danilo. This is my favorite flower.
Nice capture of these beautiful flowers from a interesting angle with good depth of field, colors and sharpness. The creative composition adds to the visual impact.Cheers and TFS.

Hi Danilo

Wonderful macro with superb image quality
I like its brilliant colors and contrast
The dark back really added to its beauty

TFS, Alireza

Hi danilo,

Very sharp and great colours! I love the bee next to the flower. It gives a funny, lively effect to the photo. Well composed and good lighting. Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

Hi dear Danilo,
Wooww!!very impressive macro vith vivid colours and super focus.TFS.

Hi Danilo,
very sharp,clean and well captured photo,very well done,

merhaba my friend danilo
magnificent macro picture.magnificent pastel colours and lovely flower.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Olá Danilo,
It seems to me you had use a painting bush to reproduce this front flower, not a camera.
It's a great post. Great colors and lighting.

Hi MF Danilo!

Magnificent macro!, seems perfect in every way.
Great use of the DOF, everything looks amazingly beautiful.
Well done MF!
TFS and have a nice WE!


Colours of flowers are beautifull and little insect flying among them is lovely.Great immage.
Friendly regards.Alin.

I have to say it... WOW!

the clarity strikes me
amazing shot and clarity
well saturated colors and perfect timing
the words are poor to express what i feel when i see this
Wonderful work!
Have a great day my dear friend!

  • saparot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 55 N: 124] (4673)
  • [2009-12-31 5:23]

We are at the dawn of a new year.
That all obstacles to change in ways that lead us to love.
Nous sommes à l'aube d'une nouvelle année.
Que tous les obstacles se changent en chemins nous menant à l'amour.
Bonne et heureuse année 2010

hello Danilo,
Absolutely stunning in detail, colour and everything.
Words fail me!!
I love the lotus flower and you have presented it here to perfection.
My highest compliments.
Have a good WE.

Thank you so much for sharing an amazing lotus photo, Danilo.
Colors, light, sharpness are all great.

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