Water lilies

by Lee Santiva June. 30, 2020 181 views
Water lily - pink and black

Water lily - pink and black

Water lilies are called Seerosen (lake roses) in German.

It's interesting to me that the English language chose to use "lily" and the German chose to use "rose" when giving a name to the flowering plants from Asia-Pacific which belong to the Nymphaeaceae family.

Water lily - pink and blue

Water lily - pink and blue

Unfortunately since I was so enthralled with the waterlilies, I completely forgot to capture the information with the latin name and origin of these waterlilies.

Water lily - pink and green

Water lily - pink and green

Water lily - bright sun

Water lily - bright sun

The captures with a mirrored reflection I liked the best and posted above.

Water lily - dark low contrast

Water lily - dark low contrast

Water lily - red and green

Water lily - red and green

My favorite painter is Claude Monet and his painting of the water lilies have always been my favorite ever since I was a little girl in grade school.

Growing up in Chicago, our school frequently made a field trip to the Chicago Art Institute which has approx 30 Claude Monet paintings and a large number of paintings of the water lilies. If you get a chance to go to Chicago, you can check out the special Monet exhibit https://www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9036/monet-and-chicago .

At first I tried to apply the pointillize filter in Photoshop to one waterlily capture, however, it didn't look anything like a Monet so I tried a different filter - the result is the last photo in the series.

Water lily - red and green with artistic  filter

Water lily - red and green with artistic filter

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Jay Boggess 4 days, 2 hours ago

Lovely images!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 day, 11 hours ago

Thank you Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 day, 10 hours ago

My pleasure, Lee!
+1grinning+1

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Greg Blaney 5 days, 23 hours ago

Wonderful photos, Lee. Number 1 is outstanding!

5 days, 23 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Greg Blaney 5 days, 18 hours ago

Thank you, especially for naming your favorite!smile

5 days, 18 hours ago Edited
Camellia Staab 6 days, 13 hours ago

Really nice series and some beautiful colors.

6 days, 13 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 5 days, 18 hours ago

Thank you Camellia!

5 days, 18 hours ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 6 days, 20 hours ago

I also love the ones with the reflections. Nice series

6 days, 20 hours ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 days, 19 hours ago

Thank you Peter!!smile

6 days, 19 hours ago Edited
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