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Water Lily - a ballet dancer (22)
Seabird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Dear all,

I hope you'd like this water lily (Nymphaeaceae).

Doesn't she look like a ballet dancer? With the extending arm (petal) beginning to make a semi-circular movement from head to toe?

I look forward to any comments or pointers for improvement. many thanks!

Cheers,
Man Yee



from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphaeaceae

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[1]. 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.

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Seabird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 0 N: 359] (1387)
Capture NX2
Edited by:mala-zaba Gold Star Critiquer [C: 92 W: 9 N: 143] (1165)

With Capture NX2 from Nikon,
In quick correction: Saturation +20
D-Lighting: In HQ mode, +30, 1, 60 with a U-point selection on the flower.
Noise reduction: +26, 5 with a U-point selection on the green bacground
Autucorrection on the dust spot
and the last one, sharpness: +30, 5, 0 with a U-point selection on the flower.

If you don't know Capture NX2, you must try it. With your Nikon D70s and nef file, you can exploit him to the max. You have a free 60 days try out on Nikon site.

P.S. My version of Capture NX2 is in french. Perhaps that certain terms are not exactly like this workshop, sorry, but if you need help, write me ...