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Water Lelies II

Water Lelies II
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Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82 010 UV - Haze 1x MRC
Exposure: f/6.3, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-30 10:52
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Points: 62
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I took this picture this afternoon during my daily bike trip.

Nymphaea Almost Black on the Lake to Sijsele 6 km of Bruges

The water lily Almost Black is a semi-double (40-number petals), head-shaped flower that looks beautiful on the water. The petals are nicely rounded and have a satiny sheen that immediately reminds of the tropical father. The older the flower, the darker it becomes and the more economical. The flower is about 10 to 15 cm in size and has a light, but very pleasant smell. She can also be used as a cut flower, sunbathing in a bowl.

I hope that you enjoy it

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ikeharel, cornejo, pajaran, PaulVDV, holmertz, COSTANTINO, pierrefonds, mcmtanyel, papagolf21, snunney, Cricri, Fis2, PiotrF, ChrisJ, danos, jean113, adramad has marked this note useful
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Hello John,
Very nice and calming scenery perfect captured. Very good compo and light management, perfect sharpness. I'd seen White water lilies but this is the first time I see pink ones.
Nice framed.
TFS and best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10475 W: 174 N: 18773] (83461)
  • [2018-05-30 11:07]


those I found in my town aren't so pinky.. nice view of the waters with the group of the water lilies. perfect view.

take care


Hello John, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting group of water lilies, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12293 W: 126 N: 22185] (113009)
  • [2018-05-30 11:13]

Salut John,magnifique captures des liliums sur la surface de l'eau et aussi une belle vue aussi,une photo en directe pu presque en regardant la date,qualite' excellente comme d'habitude. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

Dobro vece, gospodine.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepi cvetovi vodenog ljiljana i drvece na obali, lepa priroda.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Hallo John,
Het lijkt wel een foto genomen ergens in een tropische streek.
Hier zijn de waterlelies nog mooi paars.
Mooie afwisseling van planten en water.
Op de voorgrond vinden we ook enkele gele bloempjes terug.
Achteraan worden de bomen mooi weerspiegeld in het water.
Vele groeten, Paul

Hello John,
The flowers are gathered together as if some unseen hands had made a neat arrangement and placed them in the lake. A perfect work by Nature's best florist. A nice thing to spot on a bicycle ride and surely worth a photo. As a bonus you also had some very nice reflections of trees at the far end.
Kind regards,

Hello dear John and thanks for sharing with us
this dreamy photo
a wonderful work from Nature s hands
I like the whole scenery with the
pink lilies

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-05-30 13:01]

Hallo John,
Een mooi gezicht over het kalme water van het meer met de grote groep waterlelies verzameld in het midden. De paarse bloemen vormen een mooi patroon tegen de groene achtergrond. De bomen spiegelen mooi in het water.

prachtig lelie bed goede foto ervan prachtig hoor.
heel goed gemaakt.
gr. jaap

Hi John,

I like the reflections on the water. The wideness of the pond or lake is creating depth. The point of view is showing the details of the water lilies. Have a nice day.


Hello John,
I see a lot of the yellow ones but these pink ones are rarer. A lovely capture!

Hi John
Subtle arty touches - looks natural pink color blooming on pond mid-ground. Excellent shot.
Best regards

Bonjour, cher ami John,
J'adore quand la nature est mise en vedette de cette façon.
le résultat est superbe, et je regarde sans modération cette réalisation.

Hi John,
Lovely carpet of flowers on the water, well framed your photo, good colors and light capture, a photo as a painting of Monet !

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-05-31 0:03]

Hello John, Charming view of the water lilies in the lake. Marvellous composition. Nice picture from your usual bike trip. Nice reflections, good inclusion of the biker.

Have a nice day


Hello John,
A delightful view across this tranquil pond with a lovely array of water lilies, which make a magnificent focal point. The low point of view is very well chosen. I like very much the soft lights and pleasant natural colours.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-05-31 4:53]

Bonjour John
Agréable composition de la nature, les reflets, la couleur rose des fleurs font une des beauté de la composition, très jolie
Belle journée

Après de fortes pluie , le soleil est revenu ( 24°)

Bonjour John,

Les fleurs aquatiques sont très difficiles à photographier, mais lorsqu'il y en a autant dans un aussi bel environnement cela devient très beau surtout que c'est naturel.



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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-05-31 7:03]

Witaj John!
Beautiful view, water lilies make impression.
Good frame, colors and light.
Well done.
I have water lilies in the garden :)
Nice afternoon.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-05-31 7:19]

A beautiful clump of water lilies, great natural scenery, a very calm atmosphere, very well captured and composed
regards Ryszard

Hello John,

You sound like the Belgian edition of Monet!

Water lilies are such beautiful flowers with their huge, rounded leaves, like pontoons on the water. We have white ones on our pond but I have never seen pink ones, like this. They make a beautiful, floating island in the lake.
I really like how you have used the vegetation, bordering most of the frame, setting the scene and creating a fine sense of depth.
In the distance, you have managed to capture reflections, too.
A very calm, well composed scene!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-05-31 16:53]

Hello John,
Amazing picture from this place!
Excellent viewpoint , nice colours and good quality,
Fine presentation.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-05-31 18:22]

Hello John,

Good sharpness and nice repetition of the purple water lilies on the surface of the lake. Superb reflections and the solitary person on the far shore adds a focal point. Tfs!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-05-31 21:43]


quelle iamge et compo quel tapis de fleur sur l'eau ce rose quei ressort la grandeur de ce tapis quelle forme et le lac tout en beauté superbe vue.
Bravo et amiité

Ciao John, great view of lovely waterlilies, fascinating reflections, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend ciao Silvio

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-01 3:35]

Hello John,
what a beautiful scene with the waterlilies to cover this large surface of the lake.The small red flowers and the calmness are the main characteristic of the image.


Hello John, nature at its' best.
Something to appreciate at every distance. Yellow flag in the foreground, the water lilies in the centre, and then the trees and their reflections in the background.
Fascinating that the lilies have 40 petals!
Thanks for sharing, regards Jean.

Hi John.
A very beautiful photo with all these water lilies in bloom, ideal the view of the lake surrounded by beautiful vegetation.
Magnificent color, which gives the image a lot of appeal.
Very good lighting and a perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
Have a nice day.
More sincere greetings.

Hello John,
Water flower of a kind I never seen.
The multi-green colors around the lake wonderfully shown.
there is one guy riding bicycles on the far side and somehow gave scale to the whole.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi John,
what a beautiful park and garden!
The lilies make indeed a lovely patch on the water. There seem to be several layers of the composition here. The resulting composition is brilliant!
It feels so very natural without a touch of human presence.
Excellent work,

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