One day as we were travelling along the highway, my wife noticed a river full of water lilies in their full bloom. From the highway it is not easy to get to it. i need to know the country road and path to get here. I got to reach the place very soon.
So the following day I get onto a motobike and started to wander around to get to the palce. After a few turns and into laterite path i reached the place. Since it new to me, actually it is not difficult to be there, should I know the place. there is a good road there.
At the spot i was really amazed by the abundance of the flowers in the river. It is red or pink all over
on the surface. It was already afternoon. I sweated and started to shoot. The only best place would be a long the soft river bank. So here is the shot, a subject in photography that I like very much, red water lilies.
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jimkilgallon (0) 2008-08-31 1:52
Excellent composition with the pinks complimenting them superb greens, were the greens like this, they are really pumping some colour aren't they? The soft hint of blue in the water is complimenting. Well cropped and framed.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-08-31 2:04
Hello Foozi! Amazing perspective. Wonderful colors. Original take. Good luck!
PaulVDV (22129) 2008-08-31 2:27
Wow ! A river full of water lillies ! Their red colour makes them stand out very well in their natural surrounding. Good capture.
Best regards, Paul
Jeppo (17645) 2008-08-31 2:38
what a paradise. I love these colours. nice POV with the right depth.
I can feel the peace of this place...tfs
Kielia (23581) 2008-08-31 3:52
this shot was indeed worth all your efforts! The colours are amazing and the contrasts are excellent. TfS!
adamchewts01 (862) 2008-08-31 5:19
Firstly this is a natural place where the water lilies grown without people planting them there. Next you are certainly a very passionate photographer.
The image appears very good over all.
yedirenk (11244) 2008-08-31 15:05
Very intresting and wonderful scene with red water lilies.light,colours and depht are very impressive.also good point of view.very well done.TFS
trekks (14348) 2008-08-31 20:02
Yes, the red lilies among the green is really very attractive with such a good color saturation.
Good exposure at f/18 and nice sharpness at slow 1/20s shutter. Well done.
Silvio1953 (122215) 2008-09-01 0:25
Ciao Foozi, splendid composition with a lot of flowers, wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
syd1946 (18663) 2008-09-01 5:32
Such a beautiful composition with so many red lilies on the water.Your image gives a very nice sense to me.Nice note as well!
dvlazar (6644) 2008-09-01 20:30
Beautiful scene youve found here and captured well. THe red dots in the stream make this a very good shot.
aadilj (18102) 2008-09-01 23:02
I love the way you use the eprspective and the low pov to get the beuty of these place and its colours. The composition is lovely
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-09-01 23:09
Assalamualaikum Foozi. These water lilies can spread at an amazing rate and really beautiful when it flowers. This is a nice shot at natural image with good perspective. The light and saturated green contrasting well with the red flowers. well done and best regards. Jusni
kpav (5031) 2008-09-02 1:38
Hello Foozi, you got very beautiful photos in your gallery. I like a lot this one with the red flowers leading the eye to the back while contrasting with the superb green. The light is very well handled too. Excellent shot! Thanks for sharing.
mark_mk (266) 2008-09-02 8:51
a very nice one, the river creates a nice depth and the colors are very nice. I always enjoy having a look at your gallery because I can learn a lot about your country, thanks for sharing all your images from Malaysia there and keep them coming.
PS: I`m a bit late, but anyway congrats for crossing the 1000 points mark!
gracious (20025) 2008-09-02 10:58
Selam abang Foozi,
Very impressive to find a river that full of waterlilies in red, truly beautiful indeed!
captured well with the low pov with river surrounded with lust greenery! I liked especially the soft gently light over them!
many thanks for the sharing
take care and sincere regards to you and your family
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-09-02 19:16
It's a beautiful composition, but the green tones have become very saturated (I think).
The low point of view, detail elements with beautiful flowers through, along the scene, although for my taste, there are elements that distract (background)
Flavia (10352) 2008-09-02 23:43
What an interesting subject! The colorful lilies make like a rug over the river. Excellent low POV to capture this unique place.
lousat (76910) 2008-09-03 2:10
Hi Foozi,what a wonderfull channel! A carpet of flowers on the water is a great spectacle! thanks a lot to show us this beauty so perfectly,have a nice day,lucano
ls7902 (7328) 2008-09-03 21:36
A bit oversaturated I would say. The overpowering green drowns away the details of the lalang and grass on the riverbank. I don't know why the shadow area is completely black ... perhaps due to PP. Allow me another WS on your photo. Salam. Selamat Berpuasa. Latiff.
Island (610) 2008-09-05 23:53
such an amazing shot ! Beautiful perspective and lovely contrast of colours . This is an another gallery to visit from now.
Stepan (27210) 2008-09-06 1:24
This red floating perspective is lovely and very attractive. Almost look like a kind of path, over the river. Excellent.
jvachon (548) 2008-09-26 14:55
This is so effective-the red lilies look like a pathway.
A gorgeous visual and well captured here.
Colours are great--the fresh green against the red.
paura (47166) 2008-09-29 17:51
A poetic photo here. The artistic composition is really nice and the technical management great. well done!
pablominto (53744) 2008-10-03 22:54
An interesting view, rare to see this many waterlillies in one place!
And not necessarily a good thing, since this is an indication that the pond may be sick (= polluted) since it is providing so much nutrition for the plants...
But it makes a pleasant colourful view!
edal (6804) 2008-10-28 12:19
It's a poetic capture of this pink lilies lake.
wolf38 (31280) 2008-10-31 21:35
Hello Foozi. A lovely landscape with buildings in the background. Above all the flowers in the foreground work very well. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-11-24 11:09
ciao Foozi, nice landscape and great effect of the red flowersin the water
i like your compo too
Waylim (25350) 2008-12-01 17:33
This is so beautiful the rive full of red water lily, I use to remember helping my mother collect so of the root or stem to make soup with fish and tamarine juice. It kind of a hot and sour soup. Very lovely color on the water lily, the green maybe just a little too strong in saturation, but composition is lovely. Thanks
hispic (9619) 2008-12-04 0:46
Amazing shot, a lot of red water lilies in full bloom. The reflection of the sky on the water adds charm to this image.
Best wishes, Hisashi
envisage (207) 2008-12-06 0:44
Great POV and colors. Very good sharpness and composition.
Giorgio (11279) 2008-12-31 2:57
- Nice composition and good work, incredible river in bloom! Congratulations and thank for sharing, ending very well the year 2008 and start in a same way 2009, with attention to the liver ;o)
Benedict (7076) 2009-01-15 5:32
gorgeous waterlilies! reminds me of our pond by the farm which is also loaded with this beautiful blooms. these greens celebrate the vibrancy of mother earth taking one's heart to the awe of the countryside! now, you make me homesick...:-(
marcdemoulin (1870) 2009-01-24 4:37
Stunning place and striking colours here! Wow! Well done.
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-21 3:59
A superb view of this red water Lilies.. you framed the shot very well as it is a lovely path of Lilies..good perspective n colours..thank you.
Best regards, A
Nicou (122006) 2009-07-04 8:11
quel iamge, quel effet tous ces nénuphare avec leur coueur rosée dans ce vert, ces reflet, mais quel effet, grandiose.
bravoe t amitié
jmdias (55415) 2009-08-29 7:41
beautiful contrast between the colors of these red lilies and the greens around. Beautiful light, framing and pov. well done
fanni (14379) 2009-09-25 14:56
the perspective and composition are excellent! and the view itself is beautiful - with these red flowers scattered about the water :)
but the green colour looks too oversaturated... too green! so I agree with the Workshop variant.
Urs (14082) 2009-10-26 9:00
What a nice contrast - green and red! You found a little paradise on earth. The contrasts are very nice, the sharpness is fine and the color saturation is high. Well done
agulberk (3794) 2010-04-25 7:28
Salam Foozy .. spring flowers are combined with a source of heaven like a river. excellent, a great shot, congratulations...
Zolive (5935) 2010-05-05 1:37
When I knew i go to Malaysia in April, i have seen few picture of the country to prepate my travel. But I forget this wonderful picture which look like a painted of Monet. Great field of water lilies. Congratulations.
kiks (11749) 2011-02-08 7:59
Hello Foozi, i have never seen so many waterlellies at one place. What a wonderful view.
- Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) (7101)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF18-135mm
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-31 1:46
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