Floral Friday: Waterlillies

Floral Friday: Waterlillies

It has been a while since I did one of these, but thought since I had been to the Blue Lotus Water Gardens, I thought  it might be nice to play around with a few of the photos and see what I could do with them.

The photos were taken with my Nikon D850  and most were with the Nikon 80-200mm, though one of these was taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 85. It was the first opportunity I had to get out with the Velvet 85, but because the waterlilies were so far away, I couldn’t really use it. The telephoto was better, even more so if I had a 70-300mm. I am working on getting another one of those.

I have shown you some of these before, but they were done with Lightroom. I decided to do three images with Photoshop and they are below. I will add some captions so you know which ones used which lens.

19 Responses

  1. Beautiful photos, Leanne.

  2. Gorgeous waterlillies .. love that Lensbaby!

  3. This is the single most beautiful flower I have seen up close. My great aunt had a small pond full of these gracious flowers. Every time i stood admiring them it would put me ina sort of meditative state. Your photographs are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful pictures – and I very highly recommend the 70-300 – I still use an old version, but a new one has appeared (or will soon). The 70-300 Nikkor (and also its excellent Fujifilm 55-200 APS-C equivalent) has been pivotal to my photography for many years now. A 🙂

    • Thank you Adrian, I am looking at one from Nikon that has recently been upgraded, so I’m sure it is the same one. That’s great to hear, I have to say it is a long time coming, I kept using the really cheap one thinking I could get away with it, but really, it just don’t do it and now I have to replace it. Thank you for the reassurance.

  5. Beautiful contrast Leanne. I always like water lilies.

  6. You used a light room for the photo taking? Clever!

  7. Elizabeth

    love these Leanne, I am extremely envious you take some beautiful photos

    • Thank you Elizabeth, I think it is more that the processing does a lot for the image, and I’ve learned how to bring out that beauty, well I think that is what it is.

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