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By Skye24Blue
Taken at the Sydney Botanic Gardens lotus pond on a hot, windy and humid day. If you have a few minutes, please see the other 7 images in this series.

Please check out V2, as well.
The lotus grows in the mud but blooms untainted above the surface. It symbolizes the overcoming of ignorance and attainment of elightenment. (Nan Tien Temple literature)

WISDOM: insight; discernment; knowledge of truth coupled with just judgment as to action.

Mac Smile

Tags: Australia Flower Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Sydney botanic gardens Wisdom Sacred lotus

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
12 Jan 2008 2:43AM
Thanks for this wonderful series, inspiring and beautiful!

Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
12 Jan 2008 2:44AM
Another beautiful image Mac, what a great series.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 21 Wales
12 Jan 2008 3:48AM
A beautiful series Mac.Lovely image.
phil87 13 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 4:18AM
Lovely detailed image,enjoyed looking.

cheesey 15 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 4:25AM
Another beautiful image Mac, lovely detail and composition. Regards Cheesey.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
12 Jan 2008 7:40AM
A beautiful image Mac such a great series

12 Jan 2008 7:59AM
I have really enjoyed your series. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. Excellent.
Mona =)
PLCimagery 15 78 1 England
12 Jan 2008 8:28AM
A lovely series X
fentiger 20 920 24 England
12 Jan 2008 8:55AM
Lovely series of complementary pictures Mac. Well done!

nickyv32 14 135 England
12 Jan 2008 9:13AM
Beautiful Mac, superb series.

bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 9:49AM
Superb and beautiful Mac.

Hope the series continues for a long time.

Never get fed up with these.

MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 10:35AM
Very beautiful and wonderful sentiment
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 10:40AM
I wish I had it... Smile

Cormy 14 3 England
12 Jan 2008 12:11PM
Another beauty Mac.
TyChee Plus
16 275 1 United States
12 Jan 2008 1:27PM
Excellent inspirational series.
cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 1:39PM
stunning 2 variants Mac excellent composition the detail and colour are superb
digiray63 14 4 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2008 11:04PM
Two great shots.
12 Jan 2008 11:17PM
Nice series of images, apt titling.
proz 17 205 United States
13 Jan 2008 12:11AM
really like version #1
dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
13 Jan 2008 12:49AM
what a wonderful collection you have going.
imagio 15 12 1 England
13 Jan 2008 8:54AM
Fab shot and series
13 Jan 2008 6:32PM
Such a beautiful bud. JNC
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
13 Jan 2008 9:12PM
What a fine series....
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
14 Jan 2008 3:36PM
Both lovely, but v1 has the edge.
Valerie1 13 68 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2008 7:08PM
Both versions are beautiful but v1 does it for me. I like it because the foilage is a bit darker and out of focus which I think shows up the flower better. Also I think the composition in v1 shows it off best.
BHSDallas 16 1 1 United States
28 Apr 2008 9:16PM
Great shot.

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