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Silver (or Gold) - Plated Water Lillys

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 15 October 2017 in Plant & Nature.

Enjoying my time at nearby Lake Sammamish last week, I was trying to take advantage of reflections and light that the early evening sun was providing.
I was also really intrigued with the visual story that the stems and lilly pads were providing. The water was so still that visually minimizing a group of the pads and stems really provided an interesting semi-abstract appearance - at least to me..
Finally, the reflection off the wet Lilly Pads seemed to change their color from green to gold or silver...i couldn't be sure which! But I certainly enjoyed the scene! I hope you enjoy.

NIKON D800 1/50 second F/11.0 ISO 125 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I am relieved to read of your own perception of the of the pads and stalks here . . I could not quite unravel it in my own mind and even had someone taste my coffee to see if it was 'ok' !!

15 Oct 2017 7:05am

@Ronnie 2¢: "Laughing out Loud" , I had the same problem.... I thought they appeared to be silver coloured, but my daughter, who is a teacher, said she thought they were(are) Gold! ;-) Nevertheless, I suppose, these days, it's good to haveSONETHING to laugh about and enjoy! Thank you for making me laugh once again, Ronnie! ;-)

Anne from France


15 Oct 2017 7:11am

@Anne: Thank you, Anne!

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely reflections!

15 Oct 2017 8:13am

@omid: Thank You, Omid!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

a work of art

15 Oct 2017 8:39am

@Dimitrios: Thank you very much, Dimitrios!

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces tiges

15 Oct 2017 10:37am

@Existence Artistique: Thank You ;-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful waterlilies accompanied by nice reflections!!

15 Oct 2017 6:52pm

@Steven: Thank you, Steven!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gleaming gold! Very lovely.

15 Oct 2017 10:43pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve ;-)

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

The glow of the lilly leaves is fantastic, be it gold or silver :-)

16 Oct 2017 2:16am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you, Sir! I do appreciate your words. Stay tubed for a bit more "glow" in a few days ;-) Cheers to you Both!!

1/50 second
ISO 125
300 mm (35mm equiv.)