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posted on July 6th 2010 at 9:33PM CST

beautiful, simple, and elegant.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:17AM CST

Thank you so much!

Rebecca
posted on July 6th 2010 at 9:43PM CST

Wow! Beautiful, love them! Excellent photos.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:18AM CST

Ah thank you so much Rebecca!!

Keeshia
posted on July 6th 2010 at 10:13PM CST

I love lotus flowers <3 very lovely

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:19AM CST

Thank you! The Chicago Botanic Garden has a large variety, they were doing work on the walkway otherwise I would have been able to get more photos.

colleen
posted on July 6th 2010 at 10:16PM CST

Reminds me of a candle, lit and then in full flame. Wish you were here.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:20AM CST

That is such a lovely description!! Thank you!

posted on July 6th 2010 at 10:26PM CST

Amazing shots! Have I mentioned that I have a serious photography crush on you? lol

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
@TweetingMama

PS Do you ever take craptastic shots? I’m thinking NOT!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:21AM CST

LOL you are too sweet! I do take some bad shots, generally my issue is I occasionally over-expose if I just stay in aperture priority mode. I have to make SURE to shoot manual if I want perfection.

posted on July 6th 2010 at 10:26PM CST

Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Wednesday to you from Malaysia! :)

Hop on over to check out my WW at I’m a full-time mummy (Ben Listening to Song)

Btw, love love love your blog design!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:22AM CST

Thank you so much! One of these days I need to incorporate some of the WordPress v3.0 features though.

Maira Grove
posted on July 6th 2010 at 10:43PM CST

Gorgeous Shots.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:23AM CST

Thank you Maira!

posted on July 6th 2010 at 11:00PM CST

Beautiful photos. You have a gift. Thanks for linkin up.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:23AM CST

Aww thank you so very much Alicia!

posted on July 6th 2010 at 11:39PM CST

Oh.. I love water lily. We have a small pond – and we just get so excited when they begin to bloom.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:24AM CST

I am so jealous you have a pond! I know my boyfriend would LOVE a pond in our yard but it is so expensive!

posted on July 6th 2010 at 11:50PM CST

absolutely beautiful!! Amazing!!! Wow, I need to take lessons from you!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:25AM CST

You are way too kind Uyen! Thank you!!

posted on July 6th 2010 at 11:50PM CST

Aww I love photos like this. So moving happy WW

posted on July 7th 2010 at 12:25AM CST

Thank you so very much!!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 1:10AM CST

This makes me wish I had gotten a chance to see the lotus festival in LA before we moved up to SF… although I think there are some ponds in Golden Gate Park that have some…

Gorgeous! :)

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:27AM CST

OHH also see if you have a local botanic garden!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 1:10AM CST

Our water lilies didn’t bloom this year. It’s always exciting when they do bloom. They’re such pretty flowers.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:28AM CST

I think the plants themselves are so interesting too!

Nnika
posted on July 7th 2010 at 2:27AM CST

Very nice photos! I like them alot!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:28AM CST

Thank you so much Nnika!

Maureen
posted on July 7th 2010 at 2:57AM CST

OMG…every time I see your pictures I’m getting more tempted to get a macro lens LOL. Awesome shots as always girl!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:56AM CST

LOL thank you! My Sigma 105mm macro is one of my favorite lenses for sure!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 3:09AM CST

An amazing series of shots, I felt like I was right there through the process. Very glad to have stopped by, via SITS.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:59AM CST

Thank you SO MUCH!!

Lauren @ Hobo Mama
posted on July 7th 2010 at 4:04AM CST

Oh, I love the photos as usual, and I adore the way you’ve arranged them to look like a progression of growth. It’s inspiring. Thank you!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 6:01AM CST

AH yes!! I was all crazy showing Keith, “LOOK it’s as if you can watch it grow before your eyes!” because… I have issues like that lol.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 4:12AM CST

They are lovely flowers and your photos are gorgeous!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 6:03AM CST

Thank you Eileen!!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:03AM CST

excellent!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 6:05AM CST

Thank you so much Mariposa!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 5:42AM CST

Wow… these are awesome! I am a newbie photographer and have miles to go to produce something like this.

Stopping by from SITS to say hi.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 6:07AM CST

Thank you so much! How long have you been shooting? What kind of gear do you have? So exciting!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:17AM CST

Nice sequence — I love waterlilies.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:53AM CST

Thank you Beth! They really are such lovely flowers, aren’t they!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:25AM CST

I love the look and feel of your sight. And those photographs are breathtaking.

Stopping by from SITS and I’m your newest follower!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:55AM CST

You are so nice, thank you!!

pchanner
posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:30AM CST

Awesome photos.

Visiting from SITS

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:57AM CST

Thank you so very much!

Leonor
posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:38AM CST

Beautiful & inspiring. :)

posted on July 7th 2010 at 7:58AM CST

Aww thank you Leonor!!!

liz
posted on July 7th 2010 at 8:25AM CST

The last one, with the way the light is hitting it, did it for me. :)

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:44PM CST

Thank you so much! I love LOVE afternoon light!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:38AM CST

Beautiful…all of them!! But the last one is my favorite :)

I have a lotus tattooed on my foot ;)

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:50PM CST

Thank you! I’ve heard that a tattoo on the foot is one of the more painful places to get inked because there is so little fat, did you find that to be the case? I wish I had money to get some more ink done, but alas… will have to wait another year or so sadly.

Nina Amelia
posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:50AM CST

All of them are absolutely beautiful but i especially love how you’ve made each of them unique by how you use the light.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:51PM CST

Thank you so very much Nina!!

Kristie
posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:22AM CST

Very beautiful! I especially love the 2nd and 3rd photos. Is that the sun setting in the 3rd and 4th? The lighting is amazing.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:52PM CST

Thank you!! Yep! Afternoon light is my favorite because it’s just so warm!

Carrie
posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:32AM CST

Gorgeous! I love shots of flowers.

Thanks for linking up

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:52PM CST

Thank you Carrie!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 11:27AM CST

amazing shots!!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:53PM CST

Aww thank you so much Dee!!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 8:48PM CST

Love the pictures! Stopped over from Sits. Please stop by my blog, when you get a chance. Will comeback often, better yet I will just become a follower!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:54PM CST

Thank you Kristina!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 8:51PM CST

I absolutely love the lighting in the last two. I think the nearest botanical gardens to where I live are at least an hour, hour and a half away but I really want to go!

How is the working distance with a 105mm lens? I’m eying a couple of lenses around that focal length / maybe a macro but can’t find a store that will let me put my hands on one. There’s only so much that online research can do for a person but I think I’m stuck with it.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:56PM CST

Thank you! The gardens are about 30 min from us, but it’s a straight shot driving wise. It’s SO worth it to go even just once a month!

I love LOVE my 105mm. I use it as my all-around lens actually unless I want to do portraits, then I grab my 50mm.

Try seeing if you have a local photography store that RENT lenses!

posted on July 8th 2010 at 7:59AM CST

Awesome. “Local” is nearly as close as the botanical gardens. Yay for living in Small Town, KY. By the time I rent a lens online it will be about 1/3 or even 1/2 the cost of just buying it. Sooo… time to think and look at my bank account :p

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:33PM CST

Fabulicious!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 9:57PM CST

Thank you Natasha!!

nicóle
posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:12PM CST

Wonderful photographs.

(I’m in love with your blog.) Thanks for commenting on mine earlier!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:28PM CST

Thank you so much, you are so sweet!!

Jenny @ Freebie Spot
posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:26PM CST

Wow! Those are absolutely stunning photographs.

Visiting from MomDot comment night :)

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:29PM CST

Thank you Jenny!!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:27PM CST

Absolutely beautiful! I love this comment box by the way.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:30PM CST

Thank you Tammy! LOL it’s hard for me to have any “typical” form elements for the most part, especially when it comes to commenting!

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:28PM CST

Those are some truly beautiful pictures and I would never be able to take pictures that great. You are truly talented.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:31PM CST

Aww you are so kind Kathleen!

Tired Mom Tésa
posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:28PM CST

Gorgeous photos! You could frame those or enter them in a contest.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:32PM CST

Thank you! I do print my photos occasionally, but I never have any frames lol.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 10:47PM CST

My mother has these in her pond. They are even beautiful after the blossom expires.

posted on July 8th 2010 at 12:08AM CST

I wish we had a pond! I think all types of lilies are just so graceful looking.

posted on July 7th 2010 at 11:27PM CST

Great captures, I especially like the lighting on the last few.

posted on July 8th 2010 at 12:10AM CST

Thank you for commenting! I just LOVE afternoon light, it’s so warm and soft.

Bobbie (OneScrappyMom)
posted on July 8th 2010 at 12:25AM CST

What an adorable photo! I love the process of it growing and growing! Nice job!

posted on July 8th 2010 at 3:29PM CST

Thank you Bobbie!

posted on July 9th 2010 at 1:02AM CST

Very pretty! I love these shots. You did a fantatsic job.

posted on July 10th 2010 at 2:23AM CST

Thank you so very much Kimberly!

Jimmy
posted on July 10th 2010 at 10:47AM CST

I really like the design of your site. Your mom is a bee-yotch. Good for you for being where you’re at. Your doodles are cute! Keep it up.

posted on July 11th 2010 at 2:58AM CST

Thanks!

Brandy
posted on July 10th 2010 at 2:11PM CST

Oh wow those photos are AMAZING. Beautiful job.

posted on July 11th 2010 at 3:17AM CST

Thank you so much Brandy!

Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life
posted on July 12th 2010 at 12:58AM CST

These are some of the most beautiful lotus pictures I have seen! Lovely!!

posted on July 12th 2010 at 2:09AM CST

Thank you Cindy!!

posted on February 17th 2012 at 6:26AM CST

It’s a joy to watch the blossom! Great shots : )

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