Thursday’s Special: Blooming water

I had never taken pictures of lily pads until this summer. Then all of a sudden a few opportunities presented themselves; first I found some nice water lilies in Italy on the shores of Lake Como; then there was a gigantic one in our botanical garden in Zagreb that unfortunately I could not photograph as it was enclosed in a greenhouse with insanely high tropical temperatures, and I had to make a choice between taking a pic and possibly fainting, or just leaving it be. I decided to pass on that photo opportunity as there were a couple of other geeks standing in the way between me and the lily, so in the end it was not that hard decision to make ๐Ÿ˜€ . After that I went for a tour of some of our local castles and there they were … two beautiful pink lilies floating in a pond next to Luลพnica manorย that reminded me of the ones I saw in Jeff’s pictures.ย 

 

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66 Comments on “Thursday’s Special: Blooming water

  1. En voilร  de belles couleurs ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Et un fabuleux piquรฉ ! ๐Ÿ™‚ Le nรฉnuphar de gauche est magnifique. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. First time I ever saw this kind of Water Lily! Thank you, Paula. Your mention of Lake Como reminded me of one of my favorite movies, “A Month By The Lake”

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  5. This is an amazing photo Paula. The flower is so beautiful. I have seen lilies as beautiful as these but that was before digital camera days – and zoom lens days on my little point and shoot. My capture was not as beautiful as yours.

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  7. It has become so difficult for me to find your blog….
    But then the prize: these beautiful, radiant water lilies by the shores of lake Como.
    Hugs ,Paula!

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    • Marvelous ๐Ÿ™‚ You are very thoughtful Madhu to be sending me just what I need :D. Loving the capture, carcolepsy term and the idea :D. You have a good eye – you were the only one to notice that water surface ๐Ÿ˜‰ Many thanks!!!

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    • Awww, you like Illusionist song ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad. Thank you for dropping by Jo. Have a good night. I am a stranger, but will come soon.

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    • Thank you very much Babsje, and thank you for sharing this entertaining experience with us ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved reading about it ๐Ÿ˜€

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      • Paula, you’re welcome. Absolutely gorgeous lilies! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed this story. Time-permitting, I’ll post Part 2 tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Nice! Aren’t we all have some sort of criteria for taking photos that we want to turn out decent. Certainly, those shot that don’t come by that often, we make sure we “get” that opportuned moment.
    Paula, just start pointing your camera to those who are in the way. That will eventually scare them away. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. Very beautiful Paula. I never would have guessed that these are some of your first lilies. But then again, it seems you do exceedingly well no matter the subject.

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