White Lotus

The Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville has a nice water lily pond just outside it’s main entrance to the garden.  There is a mix of Egyptian Lotus type lilies like this one and tropical lilies which you more often see.

This was much more challenging of a shot than I thought it would be.  This white lotus was near the edge of the pond but to see the yellow center, you had to go way off to the side and lean over the rail.  I wanted to get in as close as I could to capture the center of the flower and the rain drops that covered the petals.  It took some chair moving and lots of changing of angles before I found a good vantage point.

The calm water behind this flower made for a beautiful background and I am pleased with the final image.  Hope you like it too.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Gainesville, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
300mm @ f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 400

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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