Lotus Flowers and Water Lilies

I like to shoot portraits of flowers that have something unique.  In the case of Lotus flowers, it's the pod.  It looks kind of alien to me.  Water lilies are interesting because they are in water so there's an opportunity to capture a reflection, and the lily pads are interesting to photograph in and of themselves.

I spent a morning a few summers ago at a garden with a large pond with water lilies and rows and rows of lotus flowers.  A photographer's delight!

lotus Flower 52
lotus Flower 52
Water Lily 29
Water Lily 29
Lotus Flower 05
Lotus Flower 05
Lotus Flower 47
Lotus Flower 47
water Lily 58
water Lily 58
lotus Flower 98
lotus Flower 98
lotus Flower 06
lotus Flower 06
water Lily 64
water Lily 64
Lotus Flower 89
Lotus Flower 89
Water Lily 59
Water Lily 59
Water Lily 60
Water Lily 60
water Lily 60
water Lily 60
Lotus Flower 52
Lotus Flower 52
lotus Flower 84
lotus Flower 84
Lotus Flower 81
Lotus Flower 81
Lotus Flowers 29
Lotus Flowers 29
Lotus Flowers 9
Lotus Flowers 9
Lotus Flowers 43
Lotus Flowers 43
Lotus Flowers 26
Lotus Flowers 26
Lotus Flowers 44
Lotus Flowers 44
Lotus Flower 66
Lotus Flower 66