At the road Slavyansk-na-Kubany – Krasnodar, near the stanitsa of Mar’yanskaya, as it is believed, there was manifestation of the Blessed Virgin in XI century. Now at this place there are a chapel and a lake with lotuses, small part of which is seen in this picture.
The title of the picture is a literal translation of the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra ”Om Ma-Ni Pad-Me Hum”.
Today, on December 31st 2012 in Julian calendar, I would like to use the sacred meanings of each syllable of this mantra for wishing everyone to have in new year 2013 even more of Om (Generosity), Ma (Ethics), Ni (Patience), Pad (Diligence), Me (Renunciation) and Hum (Wisdom)!
GPS coordinates: 45.080727 Lat, 38.701239 Long, 13 m
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pajaran (52636) 2013-01-13 14:22
Dobar tekst o putovanju i lotosu ...
Lep pogled na cvet i list lotosa ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Good article on travel and lotus ...
A beautiful view of lotus flower and leaf ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice revealed.
A beautiful flower.
All the best.
worldcitizen (7077) 2013-01-13 16:03
This photo is very interesting; the lotus flowers are in different stages. I did not know what they looked like before they actually opened, and here I can see it perfectly. The flowers that have already fully bloomed are beautiful, and I also like the message in your note. May you also have a new year full of the things you wrote about. :-)
GiovanniG (2714) 2013-01-13 21:42
I always love a good composition such as you have captured. Color and pov are perfect. Well done Sergiy!
emka (79992) 2013-01-13 23:28
I know , of course this mantra om ma ni pad me hum, but I didn't know its meanings. Thanks! it is learning through photography. beautiful photo of lotuses, perfect quality. When we see it we understand why lotus is a symbol of purity.
Fis2 (86333) 2013-01-14 2:51
Good frame and lovely colors.
I like it.
danos (87535) 2013-01-14 12:34
nice the tight frame with the colourful lotus to dominating the image,making under the brilliant light so beautiful and unique.Excellent the presentation as the quality of the scene.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-01-17 23:58
you have very good eye for the beauty of surrounding nature.This shot is remarkable.Well composed and close-up.The details and colors you were able to bring out here are really fabulous.The image is so sharp and clear.Also the light is excellent and contribute to the success of your composition.Nicely done!
Have a nice day
jhm (140090) 2013-01-18 3:44
Excellent taken, nice quality picture, with the Lotus flowers in the water.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Your composition and colors make these picture very attractive.
Great presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mirosu (14548) 2013-01-24 4:00
This is an excellently composed image with lovely lotus flowers in perfect light. Well done!!!
Sonata11 (33283) 2013-01-30 18:35
goregeous flowers you capture wonderfully. Very good composition and excellent executed image. Perfectly well done. Very beautiful and lovely flowers. TFS.
COSTANTINO (56271) 2013-02-10 8:03
delicate and artistic sweet shot
the greenery has great sharpness and
the flowers add beauty and make the
'difference,perfect quality of those
flowers,lotuses,the flowers have
already bloomed ,great work
jmdias (56185) 2013-05-16 7:09
marvelous image with these famous flowers. I guess it is the first time I can see the plants with flower, with seeds and its leaves so well shown like here. TFS.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-07
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Kharkiv - Caucasus - Kharkiv
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 14:15