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I was working with my new camera and was able to photograph a water lily reflecting in the pool of the Carver Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden. ...
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I was working with my new camera and was able to photograph a water lily reflecting in the pool of the Carver Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
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10 Comments | Report
gabajo August 19, 2015
Beautifully Captured! Bravo!
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mahamilton August 20, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad you like the photo
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lizziemellis November 01, 2015 the reflection :-)
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mahamilton November 01, 2015
Thank you for the compliment on mh photo. I'm glad you like it.
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onyanita November 23, 2015
lovely capture
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mahamilton November 23, 2015
Thank you so much.
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Tilak December 07, 2015
Hi, Mahamilton,
good timing, lighting,color and place .Glad to see this shot .
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mahamilton December 08, 2015
Hi, I am glad you like this shot. Thank you for letting me know.
timothyporter December 28, 2015
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mahamilton December 28, 2015
Thank you so much for your compliment. I was happy with how it turned out.
Maximusalex January 23, 2016
very nice
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mahamilton January 23, 2016
Thank you
iluv2shoot December 29, 2016
Wow! Such a beautiful and clear capture; love the reflection :)
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mahamilton December 29, 2016
Thank you, I appreciate your compliment on the photo.
emacdonald January 12, 2017
so lovely!
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mahamilton January 12, 2017
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is one of my favorite photos. I was pleased with how well the reflections turned out.
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tmtburke February 26, 2017
Congratulations on winning the Water Lily challenge. Beautiful image.
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renomike August 14, 2017
Very nice gallery of photos.... Well done!!!

Behind The Lens

I took this photo on one of my Saturday morning trips to the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
I took this photo at about 8:00 AM. The sun had just come up above the brick walls surrounding the garden allowing it to illuminate the waterlilies in the reflecting pond
This was taken with natural light.
This is a hand held shot taken with my Nikon P510 camera.
I loved the reflection of the water lily in the water. The water was so still it was line the flower was resting on a mirror.
I use Lightroom for my post processing. I set my white and black points and adjusted the contrast to bring out the detail of the reflection.
In my camera bag
I carry with me my Nikon P510 & P900 cameras with which I can easily take macro to telescopic photos. I carry two 8 x10 pieces of foam board. One is black and one is white on one side and aluminum foil attached to the other to affect the lighting. I take my tripod and my case containing my adapter and UV, CPL, FLD and Neutral Density Filters.
Don't be in a hurry to take the photo. If you are patient the light may change to create a better photo.

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