White Water-lily

Nymphaea alba – After my last post I thought something a little lighter was required, so here are 2 photos of this lovely lily, which I saw the same day as the snake on the local canal. The lily will only open in bright sunshine, which obviously brings its own challenges when photographig satin white petals.

White Water-lily Nymphaea alba

White Water-lily Nymphaea alba

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31 thoughts on “White Water-lily

  1. Great shots of the water lily. They can be difficult to photograph in the white form once the sun hits them. I especially like the dark background of the second shot – makes each petal of the flower more distinct. Gives one a feeling of looking into a secret place that is only revealing a tiny part of itself to draw you into the frame.

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      • You’re welcome, Pete. πŸ™‚

        Believe it or not, I’m back by the River and Frogs Hollow Nature Reserve as of Monday and am nearly all unpacked (for the second time in 10 days). More on my nature blog (when I finally get around to sharing). πŸ™‚

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  2. It’s interesting that the first photo doesn’t seem at all ‘busy.’ Those other elements could have overwhelmed the flower, but they didn’t — nicely done!

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    • Thank you very much, Linda πŸ™‚ Like the yellow lily, I would have preferred the first photo of the lily in isolation, but got what I got πŸ˜‰


  3. So lovely Pete! Isn’t it amazing what can bloom from beneath the water. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with emotions I feel like I am literally drowning. I remind myself of the water lilies when I need to because if they can survive and thrive I can too. Thank you for this beautiful reminder that it is going to be ok.

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