Perhaps the title to this shot is a little presumptuous but I love water lilies for their elegance and restrained beauty. Floating in the pristine wetlands of Nkasa Lupala it seems as if a creative hand has placed every petal, leaf and reed with delicate precision. Much like the Japanese art of formal flower arrangement, Ikebana, with special regard shown to balance, harmony, and form.
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tyro (24414) 2012-01-03 7:21
I really love your note! You are truly an aesthete: I bet, like me, you enjoy fine food and wines and relaxing listening to a lovely Beethoven or Schubert string quartet!
And this picture is full of wonderful aesthetic qualities: lovely colours and contrasts, fine composition, the lily flower placed perfectly in the frame and balanced by the tall reeds on the left, and excellent details and sharpness.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2012-01-03 9:25
A Very Happy New Year 2012! This image of Ikebana is a fantastic way to start a brand new year. The effects of this small and modest flower for me represents a great stream of light found in the darkness and uncertainty. Arranged naturally by nature, this photo also sees the future in a very positive prospective. No future can rest in certainty. It is something for us to discover and to construct as we go along. You have already discovered a stream of light to follow. The present flower may disappear one day, but there will always be another. Let us discover the future to be as beautiful as the presented image. The DOF found in the photo exists both in the image as well as in the depth of your thoughts. I love the simplicity and complexity coexisting at the same time.
I wish you all the best in the coming days, weeks, months, and years ahead.
With my very best wishes, Rosemary
ines8 (6112) 2012-01-03 11:40
A very special composition,a very touching image! Little flower is so beautiful, but it makes me think that the beauty is very ephemeral ....
All my very best whishes for 2012, dear Rosemary,
emilbo (22616) 2012-01-03 14:04
Merveilleux tableau qu'il ne reste qu'ŕ signer. Elle est toute mignonne cette fleurs devant les feuilles géantes. Excellente composition et parfait rendu des couleurs.
Félicitations!... et merci de ta visite,
emka (95399) 2012-01-03 23:26
Beautiful water lily, nice compsotion with the big leaves, looks really like natural Ikebana. beautifully composed capture. Well done.
Have a beautiful day
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-04 0:25
I also love water lilies,and I like here how they are standing out a completly black water,with their vivid green,and i like the graphism of the grasses on the left.Magnificent!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-04 1:30
a beautiful photo with very nice composition and fascinating details, the colours and lights are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes Napot Kívánok!
Happy New Year!
Boldog Új Évet Kívánok!
dkmurphys (57548) 2012-01-04 6:59
Charming detail. I like this small creation of nature, an example of harmony.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-01-04 9:36
Hello Rosemarie, beautiful, image, composition, colors and ... title, to. A photo that rests the eyes and gives a sense of peace. I love the contrast with the particular color of 'water. Great job, compliments
A greeting and good wishes for the evening, ... Marino
LOOOK13 (19046) 2012-01-04 14:48
A very pretty composition, with dimensions sinks very pleasant and this water lily lit by a soft light.
Very very beautiful color.
Cheer and very happy new year.
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-04 22:22
Morning Rosemary, Its stunningly simple and beautiful.. standing in virtual "blackness".. how have you managed this or was the water very brakish.. Hope you have had a good New year.. all the best Rich
Nicou (140194) 2012-01-05 2:35
fantastique petite fleur toudce et tendre, quelle captage avec la feulle verte grandu superbe iamge et compo.
bravo et amitié
m (0) 2012-01-05 10:42
That's my favorite flower ever, I just can't pass by it indifferently:) Your presentation is superb - very delicate and stylish - the fragile nymphaea against the gorgeous green of the leaves and totally black background. The blades of reed add a finishing touch to the picture. Thanks for sharing the beauty and my best wishes to you in 2012.
cavli (1876) 2012-02-04 1:47
Very nice picture. Little flower is so beautiful. Nice compsotion with the big leaves. I like here how they are standing out a completly black water. very good light conditions and colors.
- Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) (31629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-28
- Categories: Nature, Artwork
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 6:57