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.

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  1. 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.

    1. What a beautiful thing to say Melba, thank you so much. They are beautiful flowers and I love the fact they are in water, gives them another dimension.

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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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