More Water Lilies

pastprime

Pod and Pad

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With Cloud

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Trio

pinkonpad

Pink and Pad

duo

Duo

withsky

With Sky Reflection

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Red Duo

Water Lilies and Lotus Blossoms

The Meijer Japanese Garden has been open for just over a year and is maturing well. We went there with out-of-town friends Dale and Nancy. The next few posts will be from there and a koi pond along a different trail in the gardens. The water lilies and Lotus blossoms occupied much of my shutter attention, so much that I will put the images in two posts. Part 2 will go up tomorrow. Hopefully you can close to the joy I had in photographing the water lilies and Lotus blossoms.

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Pink on Red

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Unusual Color

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Resting in the Water

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Water Lily and Koi

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Lotus Blossom and Pod

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Bud

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With Dragon Fly

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Lotus Blossom, Water and Sky Reflection

 

 

Still Later

Near the end of our morning’s adventure we came across  a web and these buildings far back from the road.

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Work of Art

 

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Web and Barn

Nature's Reclamation Project

Nature’s Reclamation Project

windows

Windows and Weeds

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Outbuilding

Later that Same Day

After the golden hour passed, Pat and I continued seeking our preferred gravel roads. We like these roads because the traffic is less and we can take our time looking for potential photo stops.

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A Lovely Gravel Road

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Wild Tiger Lily Quartet

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Yellow Wild Flower

waterbugs

Water Bugs

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Purple Loose-strife Impressionism (Water Reflection)

sunflower and bee

Sunflower and Bee

Dawn’s Early Light

Pat picked me up about 6:30 and we headed to an area where Pat had seen some morning mist on her way to get me. On the way, we stopped so I could catch an image of some Sandhill Cranes in low, predawn light. The rest of the photos were all taken within 30 minutes and from within 100 feet or so of each other. Catching the golden hour requires both getting up early and some luck. We were fortunate to catch this sunrise and some later pictures that I will share at another time.

This is what sunrise looked like this morning from one spot on Teft Road.

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Sandhill Cranes in Purple Fields

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View North

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View West

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Mist in Shadows

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Sunrise from Behind the Clouds

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Sun, Clouds, Tree, and Bird

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Golden Glow

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Sunscape

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