Debbie Perez  

Water Lily by Debbie Perez

October 2020 - Water Lily

About the Image(s)

These white water lilies are quite common in any fresh water body that don't have strong currents. I can drive to small pond areas and find these flowers. I took this from my car. I used a long lens (150-600mm) on a crop sensor camera (7DMII). I used Nik and a vignette to process this.

5 comments posted

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
Good image in that the white is really white with the exception of some of the lower leaves. I like the bit of yellow in the center of the lily; also the post processed vignette. Not having photographed lilies very much I am not familiar with their petals; smooth without much texture? Although, I can see definition.   Posted: 10/19/2020 10:52:16
Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Most water lilies are fairly smooth unless you can get right up on them. This was shot at 600mm on a crop sensor camera so the compression helps to soften the flower. I like the water color behind the flower. This was natural water and I think a lily pad was below the water which when combined with the sky reflection gave this color.   Posted: 10/19/2020 11:35:29
Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
I, too, like the blue and green colors underneath the lilies. Good to know about their smoothness. The Chicago Botanical Gardens have great lily ponds. I'll check the few photos I have of them to satisfy my curiosity.   Posted: 10/19/2020 16:15:32

David Garrison
I like the background. The way this shows on screen it looks a little bit over exposed like a white bird. Also maybe a different time of day so more shadows on the flower.   Posted: 10/20/2020 09:30:13
Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
I'm pretty careful about clipping and work from a calibrated screen but I like the idea of it being a bird. I know I took this in the morning, place opened at 7 am and I was there.   Posted: 10/20/2020 11:30:05


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