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Thumb of 2014-10-28/plantladylin/ef2357@plantladylin submitted this image in the Landscapes and Gardens category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

plantladylin added a caption:Lotus @ Balboa Park Water Garden, San Diego, Ca.
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 6:53 PM CST
What a photo taken by that master might look like by a present day photography master!!

Congrats and WELL DONE!!! Hurray! Hurray!

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Marilyn: Thank you so much, I am just tickled pink that one of my photos won! I am definitely not a photographer, I have no skill with cameras other than looking through the viewfinder and clicking the button. *Blush*
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Nov 12, 2014 7:24 PM CST

I think you underestimate your abilities. I love it. That one deserves a place on a wall. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2014 7:29 PM CST
Thank you for those kind words, I am so excited about having my photo take 2nd place!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: della
hobart, tasmania
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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dellac
Nov 12, 2014 7:47 PM CST
What a glorious photo! My choice for best overall. Magic.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 12, 2014 7:48 PM CST
I agree Stunning!! My favorite I tip my hat to you.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2014 7:52 PM CST
You all are so very kind, thank you!
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Name: Asa

Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Garden Ideas: Master Level
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evermorelawnless
Nov 12, 2014 9:27 PM CST
Keep clicking. That's a fantastic shot.

I once attended a seminar (in the days of film photography) given by a NatGeo photographer. I asked him afterward if he had any hints for an aspiring photographer. All he told me was to "shoot lots". He said that for every photo he got published, 4,999 that he shot didn't make the cut.

So if that's how it is for the real pros...*click* *click* *click* *click*

(and hope for the best)

But don't sell yourself short. You saw that shot...its potential. And executed perfectly!
I share this blog with the unwashed cetacean - have a look! - http://garden.org/blogs/view/evermoredorphins
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2014 9:51 PM CST
Asa, thank you so much for those kind words! I sometimes take 150 or more pictures and when I scroll through them all I might save is 8 or 10 ... but I still love taking pictures!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener
Lilies Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Bulbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Clematis
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piksihk
Nov 12, 2014 10:25 PM CST
Lin, your photo was one of my favorites...congratulations, it is a photo for framing!

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 13, 2014 6:37 AM CST
Congrats. That is a beautiful image.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 13, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Thanks Betsy & Jo Ann!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 4:25 PM CST
Lin, this photo really does make one think of a Monet painting.

I agree with what Asa said in an above post, keep on clicking. You really have an eye for beauty and how to frame it.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2014 4:52 PM CST
Aww, thank you Lynn!
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