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Lotus Land 01

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 17 June 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, The Art of Power

The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

Biking through the lanes of Hoi An we were trying to make our own discoveries of this little pretty town and stopped by this pond and lotus blossoms.

NIKON D90 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 105 mm

aparajita from shanghai, China


17 Jun 2013 5:23am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Incredible definition, sharpness and bokeh, such a beauty !~

17 Jun 2013 5:25am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful image , I like the framing and the softness of the flower , Phil

17 Jun 2013 6:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful angle, frame, focus, colors & lights!!!
L O V E L Y !!!

17 Jun 2013 7:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a glorious color statement these so briefly make . . and are gone.

17 Jun 2013 8:11am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great crop of pictures, this exposure is superb!

17 Jun 2013 8:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful & very sharp image.

17 Jun 2013 5:02pm

amirbaba from Tehran, Iran

very nice

18 Jun 2013 3:34am

1/125 second
ISO 200
105 mm