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Pink Lily & Leaves

Pink Lily &  Leaves
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-21
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 1:15
Viewed: 4293
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Water lilies like muddy water bed and plenty of sunshine. Here in Malaysia, where sunshie is abundance and surrounding padi fields near Gunung Keriang offer a good habitat. This shot is taken at an irrigation canal. You could see that the water is clear and some other aquatic plants live. What I like most is the multi colours and tones of the leaves and its long stalks that allow the leaves to float quite far from the centre.
Here are some notes from Wikipedia _
Nymphaeaceae is a family of flowering plants. Members of this family are commonly called water lilies and live in freshwater areas in temperate and tropical climates around the world. The family Nyhmpaeaceae contains 8 genera. There are about 70 species of water lilies around the world[1]. The genus Nymphaea contains about 35 species across the Northern Hemisphere.The genus Victoria contains two species of giant water lilies and can be found in South America[1]. Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the water surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch in Nymphaea and Nuphar, but fully circular in Victoria.
Water lilies are divided into two main categories: hardy and tropical. Hardy water lilies bloom only during the day, but tropical water lilies can bloom either day or night, and are the only group to contain blue-flowered plants.
Water lilies can be fragrant, such as Nymphaea odorata.The beautiful nature of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The Mexican water lily, native to the gulf coast of North America, is planted throughout the continent. It has escaped from cultivation and become invasive in some areas, such as California's San Joaquin Valley. It can infest slow moving bodies of water and is difficult to eradicate. Populations can be controlled by cutting top growth. Herbicides can also be used to control populations using glyphosate and fluridone .

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de tres belles couleurs plutot surprenantes avec un POV tres bien choisi

Nice shot. The combination of colours look good. But to mw the colours seem to be extremely saturtaed.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-09-01 2:14]

Hi Foozi,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,vivid colors and composition a lot.Like a painting.
Thanks for posting.

muchisimo color....

Boujour Foozi,
Très belle publication très bien composée avec une bonne maitrise de la lumière qui fait resplendir une agrable palette de couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-01 5:08]

Hello Foozi,
Very special picture with a beautiful composition, due to an excellent point of view. The water seems to be so transparent and clean! Beautiful colour-combination too.
A very pleasant shot.

hi foozi,
wish i was there, beautiful scene, nice water, lily leaves and cute lillies. but your image awfully saturated (unnatural colors), looks very murky, you should take of this area. i already commented on earlier images of yours. here i did workshop, hope you will get the my point. tfs.

Salam Foozi,

Beautiful image and so peaceful.Your post processing create an amazing colour.Nice compo. and useful note.TFS.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-01 7:21]

Hello Foozi,
This is a lovely composition showing the beautiful Water Lily and its multi-coloured leaves. Beautiful colours and fine details too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Foozi,
wonderful shot of this watter lily wit nice saturated and fantastic colours. Good compo too.
TFS and cheers,


Witaj Foozi,
Amazing colours. I never saw these flowers of such colour. Interesting composition and perspective.
My congratulations.
Pozdrawian serdecznie - Roma

Hi Foozi,
A striking and very appealing presentation!
I like the extra wide composition and the framing.
Perhaps the colours are a little bit over saturated, which turns the picture more suitable for TL or an art form of picture rather than a nature one.
Good work and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2008-09-01 19:50]

The colors are amazing and you have a wonderful composition. Nice detail in this beautiful scene!

Assalamualaikum Foozi. This is beautifully framed. The leaves in different colors and the flowers in perfect off centered position is brilliant on top of the turquoise water surface. I like you work with well metered lighting here. Best regards. Jusni

Hello Foozi,

Lovely rich colours!
The water plants make a sine pattern on the surface, contrasting well with the deep blue...
Good details and an attractive frame!

Pablo -

Hi Foozi,

This is a pretty picture, with very good saturation, and it is also very well composed. A good abstract, well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-03 1:23]

Hi Foozi, a great point of view ,a very good light and fanatstics colors,nothing to say,it's a great idea and perfect realisation,just my best compliments and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-09-03 8:49]
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Hi Foozi

I really like this image as it has a very special visual impact. Lavishly rich colours and a myriad of interesting objects captured in a fascinating composition make the eyes pop from one object to another in a delightful journey of discovery. However, I constantly find my attention drawn back to the exceptional beauty of the water lilies. The excellent exposure brings out the contrasts between the various underwater objects, the reeds in the BG and the various coloured leaves. Great stuff.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Foozi,
I like the colours and tones of this lovely composition.
Very nice!


Foozie, this is a beautiful shot. Great job. Have a great weekend. Bill

Hi Foozi.
Very nice shot.Beautiful composition. TFS.
Kind regards.

Hi Foozi,
Amazing shot here. Warm colors and very good POV.

Hello Foozi! Nice picture, very nice. Excellent colours. Good sharpness. Very good capture. Well done!

This is really amazing i think... I have a lot to learn from people like you!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2009-01-03 4:03]

Hello Foozi,
What a great,colourful image.I liked POV,large DOF and composition very much.Very well done!

Hi Foozi
Strongly coloured blooms, similar seen in Botanical Gardens in Mauritius



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