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Took this at a dam near Swellendam in midday when the sun was overhead and sharp. That gave the look of a light inside the flower, but also affected the colour of the waterlillies. Want to go back on a clouded day Smile
Thanx to all for the kind comments and votes on my Baboon upload yesterday Smile Much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.2 - 545.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jan 2013 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.7
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Light Within
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:29 Jan 2013 - 3:14 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Swellendam, Water lilly
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Voters:SammyRatFan · S_Psharma · wwandrag · WesternRed · kathrynlouise · johnke · canonfan · CarolG · Mrsbass · zapar40 · nonur · HuddersfieldHil · cats_123 · stuart1963 · Caziwinkles · SUE118 · User_Removed · WhiteRose1 · Tibetan · andylea · Jawoi · fentiger · leontari · NaturesHaven · fificat100 · chrissie3 · mossy · Growmore · RajaSidambaram · Term · ali63 · jennialexander · ugly · RonnieAG · morpheus1955 · Irishkate · Johnny2D · digital_boi · NDODS · gallero · lonely_oryx · rajasekar · achieverswales · Rende · Daisymaye · mauriceegan · AnnChown · danbrann · Joline · Hop-A-Long · Bob_V · Alan_Baseley · Dinky65 · phonocar · Deep_Bhatia · HELANA · DicksPics · netta1234 · BIGRY1 · widtink · Philip_H · jdinne · pks · ChiliMan · JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY · luckybry · GeorgePlatis · sweetpea62 · 213hardy · marktc · aniamoore · JimV · lesliea · dven · alligatorpants · JuBarney · AnneWorner · mrswoolybill · myrab · IgorKo · platzy · iancrowson · Tish1 · Big_Beavis · Ayoob · slowfoot · NeilWigan · BarbaraR · annettep38 · tonyng · StrayCat · Jocelia · sparrowhawk ·
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 3:50 AM

Lovely Lotus study.

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
29 Jan 2013 - 4:37 AM

Beautiful colour created by magic light. My choice V2 which displays this with good composition.
Well done Herman. WesternRed.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:05 AM

V2 for me Herman. Beautiful image, gorgeous colours Grin
Kathryn

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:27 AM

Good Morning, Herman Nice Lilly. I slept fine till 3 then I was attacked by Mozi;s and that was that. I hate them and couldn't sleep

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canonfan
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29 Jan 2013 - 5:38 AM

I love the colour in these images Herman. Its V2 for me
Jim

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:59 AM

A beautiful lily, Herman, definitely V.2 for the vote, a fine presentation. Carol

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:02 AM

V2 for me today Herman, a beautiful flower captured to perfection.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:37 AM

I like the way you rendered the luminosity of the flower so well in both shots, Herman.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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HuddersfieldHil

These are beautifully captured Herman - I like v2 best because it lets you see the delicate stamens inside.Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:22 AM

Beautiful.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51312 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 7:40 AM

The orange glow from the centre looks very good, Herman. Probably v2 but close.

Dave

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
29 Jan 2013 - 7:50 AM

Yes Herman, a dull day will make all the difference! I have photo's of these lilies from Kew Gardens, the pads are huge you feel you could walk on them, they are in a huge tropical green house, love the colours well done, not to dull a day or they close up, lol. regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:15 AM

Most attractive images of water lilies ~ No. 2 gets the vote.

Albert

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
29 Jan 2013 - 8:19 AM

Excellent use of light Herman, lovely colour. V2 gets my vote today
Effrossini

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fificat100
29 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

Two gorgeous shots both deserve posting in their own right, Herman. Wish I could give 2 votes! - if I'm pushed then it has to be V2 SmileSmile

Lavina

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
29 Jan 2013 - 8:53 AM

What a gorgeous flower! It is such a lovely colour in the sun and v2 is wonderful!

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:54 AM

I like the translucent quality of the petals.

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Growmore
Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:01 AM

Just beautiful Herman and such lovely captures with that wonderful colour and light.

Gary

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RajaSidambaram
29 Jan 2013 - 9:03 AM

Nice artistic presentation of this Lily, Herman. - Raja.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:21 AM

Lovely Herman, you have captured the light well,
Ali

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:54 AM

Two very fine shots of this beautiful water lily flower, Herman, and as you indicate it's almost as if it was lit from within: there's little doubt in my mind the dull light can enhance floral photography, bringing out the true colours and preventing overblown highlights. A return trip under an overcast sky would be so rewarding.
R.

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morpheus1955
29 Jan 2013 - 10:04 AM

Two fabulous images, wonderful colour and dof

Hugh

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 10:15 AM

I feel a sermon coming on! About the beauty of nature maybe?
Lovely images of those wonderful flowers.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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digital_boi
29 Jan 2013 - 11:13 AM

yup Herman i can agree the harsh light has taken away the depth of the colour non the leass a fine flower and capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44026 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Two very well observed and captured photographs of this gorgeous Water Lilly Herman. The colour and light is simply wonderful.

Regards Nathan Grin

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
29 Jan 2013 - 11:14 AM

Excelente cuadro..

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lonely_oryx
29 Jan 2013 - 11:48 AM

Lovely detail

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achieverswales
29 Jan 2013 - 12:07 PM

Two excellent captures Herman, very good use of overhead sunshine.

Regards

Trev.

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 12:09 PM

Beautiful Herman; as you said, it seems to glow from within.
Rende

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Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 12:12 PM

Both lovely Herman. Especially V2......Sandy

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:06 PM

I think I prefer v2 Herman but two lovely images.
Ann

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danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Who said never take pictures with overhead light.......you have proved this to be untrue Herman.

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Wonderful internal light.

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Hop-A-Long
29 Jan 2013 - 1:51 PM

Two wonderful shots.

Andy

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Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

Two beauties Herman, V2 for me.
Bob

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 2:30 PM

Love version 2 Herman, it does look as though there is a light inside it.

Ray

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Dinky65  2 United States
29 Jan 2013 - 2:44 PM

Both is very pretty v2 is my pick just because you can see more color and the center of this very pretty water lilly.Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
29 Jan 2013 - 3:10 PM

I like the colors and composition.

Deep

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 3:41 PM

Very well composed Lilly Herman,lovely colours, V2 get my vote. Did you take a close shot od the inside of the flower? Grin
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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
29 Jan 2013 - 4:32 PM

Beautiful Herman. Wish we could grow them in out pond.

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29 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

Two beautiful images, Herman!

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netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:06 PM

These are Beautiful and v2 gets my vote todaySmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile

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BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful flowers. Its V2 for me today alsoGrin
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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 5:49 PM

Fantastic Herman i love the way the light dances inside the flower

Rod

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jdinne  12 England
29 Jan 2013 - 6:15 PM

Both are really good Herman, I rather like V1 by a very small margin.

John

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ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

Wowww! Two beautiful shots, Herman! I love the view in V2 but it has to be V1 for me for the rich colour on the bluey bits and that lovely light Smile

Andrew

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ColleenA Plus Member 2271 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

Great shots of the water lily's. They are my favourite subject to photograph.

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29 Jan 2013 - 7:09 PM

excellent lighting on these excellent images

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 8:29 PM

Two lovely shots Herman,V2 for me beautiful..Lin

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marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 9:52 PM

V2 is an absolutely wonderful image Herman, simply beautiful.

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aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2013 - 10:31 PM

An Olympic torch here, Herman??TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue V2 is a stunner!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 3:03 AM

With such a lovely flower it would be hard to do it an injustice, and you certainly haven't Herman, I pick V2 as my favourite with the smallest of margins!
Rgds., Jim

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lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
30 Jan 2013 - 3:04 AM

Nice set of images well taken.
Allen,Smile

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JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 12:55 PM

Two really lovely shots but V2 is my fav.
Ju

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2013 - 4:03 PM

The colour and light in both images give the flower a superb 3d quality, Nice work Herman.

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iancrowson Plus Member 5211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom137 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 11:29 PM

No 2 for me, good one
Ian

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Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 1:12 AM

V1 is brilliant, V2 is truely beautiful, the stamens could be dancing within the velvet curtains of the petals which appear to be stunningly lite from underneath.......... How did you get to be so good? and more importantly, why don't you live next door to me?

Tish

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slowfoot  9 Germany
1 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

V2 is my favorite though both are superb.
Great job Herman !

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annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 4:59 PM

v2 for me, the stamen are just too beautiful

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3 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

Spot on brightness on the petals. V1 for me.

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