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I could hardly get near the lily pond at Kew Gardens today for children and buggies. It was a glorious day and the place was packed. But I got this shot of a floating lily - sorry, no idea of the make - but I liked the colours and reflections surrounding it. The brown twiggy thing floating in the b/g is a huge leaf and the spikes on it were about an inch long.

Thanks for dropping by.
Chris Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:15.0-85.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Nov 2012 - 1:31 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Lily and Spiky Leaf
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:18 Nov 2012 - 6:23 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, General, Kew, Lily, London, Wildlife / nature
Votes:42

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 6:25 PM

And one of the most beautiful captures of surface tension that I have ever seen...
Moira

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 6:29 PM

Thank you Moira. What a lovely thing to say.Smile

frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 6:30 PM

agree with Moira, and I also like the brightness of the picture

francesco

nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 6:32 PM

Wonderful light and colours, great compo!

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41116 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 6:55 PM

Perfectly placed in the composition, Chris.

Dave

marktc
marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 7:05 PM

Beautifully done Chris.

franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 7:43 PM

Beautiful image Chris.

Ken

gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 8:51 PM

Composed/exposed and processed perfectly. - gary

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Nov 2012 - 9:02 PM

That's lovely! Lots of spiky things around the beautiful flower.

David

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 12:45 AM

beauty here, so glad you did not fall in!

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:37 AM

Agree here Chris, this is such a wonderful image
Lillian

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 1:21 PM

A very beautiful capture, Chris, and some lovely reflections, too Wink
Trev Smile

AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
19 Nov 2012 - 7:24 PM


Quote: And one of the most beautiful captures of surface tension that I have ever seen...
Moira

Ditto, and ditto - fab capture Chris.

Anne

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 - 1:16 AM

So very lovely!
The thorns behind that delicate lilly and then the reflections in the water... Wow...
IB

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