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Giant Water Lilies

Giant Water Lilies
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Copyright: Neels Gunter (corjan3) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 49 N: 964] (4707)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-31 1:43
Viewed: 3868
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Giant Water Lily (Victoria amazonica) occurs in the Amazon Basin and some other parts of Brazil. These leaves are up to 60cm in diameter and some sources state that they can be as wide as two metres in the natural habitat. The initially white female flower only lasts for three days and traps a pollinating beetle overnight, turns into a male flower with a pink or purple colour and releases the pollen covered beetle the following day to pollinate another flower. The rims are protective structures and the leaves have a very strong structure with the largest ones being able to support a weight of more than 100 Kg. Thorns on the underside of the leaves and on the stems provide further protection.

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Excellent and impressive composition Neels. The colours are wonderful and the sharpness is perfect.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-01-31 2:25]

Hi Neels.
Simply amazing presentation of the beautiful water plants. I welcome great DOF and stunning details and sharpness of the whole image. Vertical orientation of the shot is the best for the subject. Lights and colours of the image are also wonderful. Compliments and TFS.

Truly spectacular photograph with so pleasant visual impact! Bravo Neels! Amazing are those Giant Water Lilies indeed! Perfect point of view, stunning depth of field and awesome clarity! One very special shot in my opinion!
George Veltchev

Hello Neels,

an nice and interesting image made by you.
Good pov, sharpness and dof.
Fine colors.


Hi Neels
Impresive composition of these giant water lilies, very creative and unique, good colors and details. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hi Neels,

Beautiful and artistic presentation as usual. I really missed seeing these nice captures for last few days as I was badly caught up in work.

Thank you for sharing.


Hi Neels,
another impressive photo. I like your photos a lot because of its technique perfection and different subjects. Great sharpness. Amazing natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Neels,
a very beautiful picture, a perfect and artistic composition of shapes and colours, very good sharpness
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-01-31 12:39]

Hallo Neels,
A photo in very beautiful colours and a perfect composition. It creates an image of infinity. Fantastic DOF.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-31 14:41]

Hi Neels.What a impressive green carpet create by these big floating leaves!And what a fantastic way to capture that,impressive long perpsective and a top quality of sharpness and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.

Nice photo and interesting notes, thanks for sharing

great point of view, TFS Ori

Hello Neels,
Beautiful composition with this Giant Water Lily captured with good sharp details and natural colours. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-02-01 11:22]

Hello Neels.
Great capture of the giant lotus.Very good Composition.Pov, colours, details and note are great.Excellent technique. Very good work.Best regards Siggi

Hello Neels
great image of this Giant Water Lilies, i love the POV and the vertical composition very much, wonderful colors and sharpness and also interesting note, thanks a lot
Have a good night

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-02-02 0:52]

Hello Neels,
this is a lovely presentation with the perspective of the leaves of the giant water lilies. The composition is so exciting that it looks very attractive and catchy.
A nice one but a special style.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2011-02-02 12:27]

What our giant lilies are doing in China i wonder. Just kidding. Amazing composition, colour and area in focus.

An engaging artistic shot combined with precise technical execution, a pleasure to see! I found your note equally engaging...able to support 100kg?? Amazing!

Hi Neels,
Interestinc perspective and well composed with good sharpness and exposure, nice neat image.

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