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Fish Lake Aqua Veggie

Fish Lake Aqua Veggie
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-20
Categories: Water Plants
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-21 17:08
Viewed: 2833
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When I was out Fish lake with Jane, I was simply taking pictures of those wonderful pattern of leaves. They were floating in the late and gave such a wonderful glow. Frankly I was surprised at that the outcome of the picture. I posted it on my website. Jane looked at it the day later and tried to discover what the name of what was. She must have spent 2 hours looking up a name. She saw many flowers on the Internet. She couldn't decide which one it was. I looked over all of the example she showed me and I could not decide on one either. I suspect it may be a flower or perhaps just a floating leaf.

I believe we can rule out the water lily. I am quite open to suggestions. These leaves are all around the edges of the lake. It makes it almost impossible to swim. Sometimes they grow as to outdo the boat entrance. OK..nuff of that..I think Ill try and hurt my hand instead, makes more sense than the jumble of mike to computer..I am learning..

Jane suggested I post it...all of you who know me know of fish lake...5 million years old and quite the bio region...as I have said before it is so much under studied...but so complex. Each day I discover something new...and this may be old but the image and teh thought are new...is there someone genius enough out there to figure this one out for me...besides...it was a nice quasi pano and I didn't want to waste it!
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To oscarromulus: IdentificationSunToucher 1 05-26 10:03
To sranjan: You have it!eqshannon 2 05-23 19:21
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Lovely abstract comp of the lilies. Nice bright overcast sky I'm guessing for excellent control of highlights and shadows.

This is one superb abstract, Bob.
Not your usual self, but definitely carries your finesse.
These patterns, I'm sure, have their own significance.
Very well done!

hello Bob

excellent photo of these Water Plants, fine POV, DOF,
appropriate panorama style framing, excellent sharpness
and details, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-21 19:34]

Very eye catching image Bob,
Love the textures and contrasting colors in the lovely leaves.
It looks like each leaf has it's own little dark green rib or spine structure which gives it the support it needs to stand up tall. Great exposure with fine detail!!

Hi Bob, a beautiful capture of these water lilies from an efective low POV with nice composition. As usual, i also read your notes to learn from you - since you are a senior and experienced photographer in this site. So, you are a teacher for me... each time we are student in life.
TFS and cheers,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-21 23:08]

Ha,ha I like your title Bob!
We are not vegies yet but tend to eat less meat these days.
And this is a great shot of a pattern of lilypads sticking out of the water. The lighting is just right and the total effect is a combination of the abstract and depiction of a the habitat of Fish Lake.
Nice one and have a good weekend,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-21 23:29]

Hello Bob,
Very nice capture.I liked POV,vivid colors and composition a lot.The water seems to be so silver and clean! Beautiful colour-combination too.Best regards Siggi

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-05-22 7:29]

Hello Bob,

This is a nice post, quite different yet very interesting as to how the leaves make a lovely synchronised pattern. You've managed to get the most usual or uncommon things in the spotlight with your talent. The POV and composition is nice with good lighting. Nice notes and Hope Jane is doing fine. TFS.


Hi Bob,
I love the repetetive pattern of the leaves and the tight framing you did. On the ID, I think it is the Nuphar lutea, the spatterdock, yellow water-lily, cow lily, or yellow pond-lily. I used to kayak a lot of fresh water lakes and canals and they look very familiar. The will grow yellow flowers.

Bob my American friend,
This is quite a common leaf in Brazil; it gives BEAUTIFUL yellow flowers. It is called "cow lilly". Don't know the latin name. You can look it up in the internet.
Was a lovely frame you put around it. Suits it to a T.
Warm greetings from M.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-05-22 11:43]

Hello Bob,
Something simple of which you made a very artistic composition. I like how the leaves are repeated so many times and in between the water is shining.. Nice to have a wife who is looking up the ID :-)
Well seen.
Have a nice weekend

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-05-22 13:00]

Hi Bob. I think i am right in saying you can eat the stems of the water lily. So you name is ok. I like the way they are all standing out of the water. I also like all the different colours of green. well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend.

Hello Bob,
After being enthused from this beautiful shot of Aqua Veggie by you, I started chasing the candid location of this lake on Google Earth; however, I could not locate it close to your neighborhood. Instead Fish Lake search took me to IOWA first!!! But later re-search sighted a great duo/ twin lakes joined like Siamese twins (joined at belly) railed by forked interstate highways (running NW) on either sides on this grand water body. People must be enjoying the scenic drive as well the boat ride. Another few beautiful locations have been located by me in your state…if I am not wrong one of them is Medical Lake, south of Fairchild AFB (Dr has to appreciate that…chuckle). Have a nice weekend.

Hard to tell from just the leaf and at this angle but perhaps the American Lotus... often confused with the Water Lily. We have lots of these in the east but I think they are also found on the West Coast... particulary CA. Great pattern shot Bob. :)


Hi Bob,

The pattern of the water plants have a graphical effect on the composition. The subject is well framed. The picture is clear and precise. The capture of the water movement is an asset to the compostion. The light has a good effect on the colors. have a nice day.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-05-23 23:08]

Hello Bob,
A beautiful pattern of Water Lily leaves against a background that looks like silver! Very well composed and I love the green colour and the framing.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Whenever I open Treknature I try to find your gallery to learn more. Unfortunately My health is not faithful to me. So I failed to keep connected myself with the site to watch so many lovely photographs. My grand salute to you for this picture.

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