Lotus from Kenilworth NPS

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Vienna Pics, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    I decided this year's Lotus theme is Peak-a-boo! So, that means i am going to look for lotus that are 'hiding' or sorta hiding. Went to kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens this morning, before and during todays light drizzle and captured some lotus. They came out 2 weeks earlier than normal this year. I plan to go in the morning and probably will be it for lotus this year. Enjoy

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    More can be found at: http://mserfass.smugmug.com/gallery/5332633_jg9L3/1/325946168_RgZpZ
     
  2. KristinB

    KristinB

    Apr 12, 2007
    Stafford, VA
    Mark,

    These (and the rest in your gallery) are just lovely! I like this year's theme, too... :smile:
     
  3. An unusual flower for me, and just beautiful images! Thanks, I think 2 is my fav.
     
  4. whoa....
    those are great
    #s 1 and 4... incredible

    thanks for sharing these with us, mark
     
  5. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Thank you Kristin - the lotus really had a different look after last nights ran - also no dragons and no bees were out - maybe the two weeks are having an impact on them.

    Thank you Tom - I was so surprised to see these last year and how the grew and how tall they got - they are an unusual flower - really different than the water lillys.

    Any time - thank you.
     
  6. Very nice!! I like 1 and 4 but all hold there own, well done!
     
  7. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Thank you very much!
     
  8. Mark, these are very nice. I personally like the 1st one the best. All have great color and detail. Nice series.
     
  9. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Very nice, in particular 2 and 4
     
  10. Fab shots Mark.... #1&3, really beautiful...
     
  11. Very nice Mark. Where is the park located?? I was planning to visit Lilypons in Germantown, but maybe I can incorporate this park into our vacation too.
     
  12. Vienna Pics

    Vienna Pics

    Nov 14, 2005
    Virgnia
    Thanks Rich!

    Thank you!

    And, Thank you as well!

    Thank you Crystall - if it is the same Lilypons that I know - it's closer to Frederick Maryland - good drive between these two - Kenilworth is in SE DC on the river. Use www.nps.gov to find kenilworth and a map. Mark
     
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