" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Monday, 19 January 2015

Lotus Pond ..... Summer 2015

 
 ~   Nelumbo Nucifera    Adelaide Botanical Gardens   ~ 
 
each Summer I take many trips to our beautiful sacred lotus pond
capturing delicate blooms in all stages  - venturing out very early
before the morning sun washes out those brushstrokes of pink
 
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I love to zoom my camera lens into the undergrowth
taking a peek into a magical wonderland of fallen petals,
dragonflies alighting on fragile stems and illusive dusky moorhens
paddling silently amid the green
 
 
 
 
on visiting last week I met a lady who had brought along her artist's easel
 painting beautiful singular blooms onto canvas
 .... oh! to be able to paint the day
 
 
 
 
 
 
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27 comments:

Stephanie said...

Exquisite images!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

Cloudia said...

Succulent shots!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Valerie said...

Yes, simply exquisite captures Dianne!

Joe said...

Your photographs of the lotus flowers are exquisite Dianne.

Kays Kids said...

You captured those flowers beautifully.
I love the photo of the petal on the water.
hugs Kay

diane b said...

You do a great job at painting the day with your camera. Lovely delicate shots.

eileeninmd said...

The lotus flowers are lovely.. Beautiful images and mosaic. Have a happy week!

Fun60 said...

the close ups are beautiful with those drops of water on the petals.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Oh, but you've painted the same canvas with your camera lens. Gorgeous photos of bud to bloom and floating petal.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday Dianne.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I look forward to your lotus blossom images Dianne, they are always so luxurious.. that's the only word to describe them..

Maggie said...

Ah, but with your camera you have created for us a beautiful mosaic, a beautiful work of art..

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I have a pond with water lilies but not as stunning as these lotus....

EG CameraGirl said...

Very beautiful images of the lotus blossoms!

mick said...

The blossoms are beautiful and that single leaf floating on the water is especially lovely. Great photos.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful lotus blossom photos. That pink is so lovely.

Jim said...

So beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers and such fantastic captures, Dianne!! They took my breath away!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!!

carol l mckenna said...

Divine photography of the sacred Lotus Flower ~

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

whiteangel said...

Lovely..

Felicia said...

gorgeous bloom and such delicate beautiful colors.

miss-red-fox said...

Just perfect!

ladyfi said...

So very very beautiful!

Arija said...

Just top beautiful Dianne. I so seldom get to town these days but will make a pilgrimage when I take the quarterly statement to my accountant.

Gemma Wiseman said...

There is something so romantic about a lotus flower. Adore the play of light through the petals in the first photo.

Nora said...

Oh I love all the pink on your page and the beautiful soft flowers..so unique how you shoot from under them.

Jill Harrison said...

you have painted these blooms beautifully with your camera. Oh that light on the petals in your first image! so beautiful. We enjoyed the Adelaide Botanical Gardens when we were there a year or so ago. It certainly is a great place for those who like flower photography. Or to just sit and enjoy a retreat from the city. Have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by my blog the other day.

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