Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lily Pads

An artificial pond at the Naples Botanical Garden has lily pads so perfect they look fake.


These are shown straight from the camera.


I started to boost the saturation of this one and got carried away.  So, I did it some more.


And this one was in a group in which each lily pad was as big as a pizza pan.

19 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, those lily pads are lovely! I love the grouping with the three spritely blossoms in the top photo. Welcome home, Jack!!

Birdman said...

Ya, I was thinkin' cheese pizza too.

José Mendonça said...

These are so beautiful!
I've been checking your series on Italy and I must say you got wonderful shots everywhere. Well done, Jack!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see some flowers!

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shots!

VP said...

Why I am thinking of Monet?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love water lilies Jack, they look lovely.. Fun to play with saturation :)

Sharon Anck said...

There is something truly magical about water lilies.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your shots for the day -- as always, Jack! Such beautiful water lilies and magical they are indeed! Hope you have a great day, camera in hand, of course!!

Fotolosopher said...

Way to go! Do you think Ansel Adams printed his photos straight from the camera? Not!

Malyss said...

You come back from Italy and think of a pizza pan?... :o)

RedPat said...

They are so beautiful, Jack!

William Kendall said...

The second shot in particular grabs my attention, Jack.

Dianne said...

I love the colourings Jack ..... beautifully captured

Michelle said...

Lily Pads have such a magical quality. Such beauty growing right up out of the water.

Randy said...

They are such amazing plants.

Karl Demetz said...

They are beautiful !

Taken For Granted said...

The colors are amazing. Beautiful photos.

Halcyon said...

The do almost look fake - too perfect to be real!