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Wild Lotus
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Wild Lily
Wild Lily

Water lilies grow in the marshlands here in Illinois along the Mississippi River, although I've noticed lotuses are much more common. If you ever wonder which is which, the lotus grows very tall and has an intricate center almost like a drum with holes on top; water lilies such as this one, bloom very low to the water. Although they do come in pinks, blues and purples, I am still looking for the colored one! I suspect they're easier to find in gardens than in marshes, where they're nearly always white.


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Dan J. Holm
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    Rich, moody and simply beautiful, Nadya! Love the light in this!

6/29/2007 12:13:45 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Nobody does it like you, Nadya!! Love the soft lighting and feel of this image.

6/29/2007 12:22:50 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great light, colour and detail, Beautiful Nadya!!!(R)

6/29/2007 12:28:12 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Lovely composition and deep colors, Nadya!

6/29/2007 12:30:01 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Wonderful image. So beautiful!! Great shot, Nadya!

6/29/2007 12:37:00 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Beautiful, Nadya. Love the colors, light, detail and reflections.

6/29/2007 2:42:58 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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How gorgeous, Nadya!

6/29/2007 3:00:39 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Vibrant Color, Outstanding lighting and contrast, Well COmposed and quite Beautiful, Nadya!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

6/29/2007 4:13:40 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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What beautiful rich tones, Nadya!

6/29/2007 4:32:31 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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I don't think you will find the pink ones in the wild. This is beautiful!!!

6/29/2007 5:20:34 AM

 
David Phalen
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A beauty! Love the glowing white against the blue water.

6/29/2007 6:52:01 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Your placement of the water lily and its reflection are perfect and make for a wonderful eye catching image, Nadya!!

6/29/2007 11:54:54 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Terrific composition, Nadya! Beautiful flower!!

6/29/2007 1:36:31 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Wonderful colors, lighting, effect and framing, Nadya!!!!! Very very pretty image!!!!! k

6/29/2007 5:26:25 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Exceptional contrasts, detail, lighitng, framing & colors, Nadya!!! Great work indeed!

6/29/2007 5:47:27 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thank you everyone, for your much appreciated comments!

6/29/2007 10:57:24 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Nadya on this stunning finalist image!

7/24/2007 8:36:40 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nadya!

7/24/2007 8:58:12 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Yeah!!!!! WTG, girl! Beautiful finalist!

7/24/2007 9:36:12 PM

 
Emily E. Bem
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CONGRATS on your lovely finalist!!!!!

7/24/2007 9:57:46 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nadya!!

7/24/2007 11:28:03 PM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Nadya!

7/24/2007 11:46:44 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations Nadya!

7/25/2007 12:28:25 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats on a fantastic finalist!

7/25/2007 1:58:04 AM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Always such unique images from you Nadya! Congratulations!

7/25/2007 2:59:12 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Big congratulations my friend!

7/25/2007 3:39:19 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations on a beautiful finalist and Good Luck!

7/25/2007 4:06:49 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Congrats on your finalist!!!

7/25/2007 4:13:28 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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Congratulations Nadya. Jim

7/25/2007 4:15:51 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations Nadya!!!!

7/25/2007 4:52:26 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nadya! :)

7/25/2007 5:28:04 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Nadya! A wonderful finalist!

7/25/2007 5:49:23 AM

 
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Beautiful Nadya, Congrats! Good luck in the next round,

7/25/2007 5:54:21 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Nadya!!

7/25/2007 5:55:05 AM

 
David Pratt
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Congratulations Nadya!

7/25/2007 6:53:13 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Big congratulations Nadya!!!!

7/25/2007 6:54:52 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Nadya. Good luck in the next round.

7/25/2007 7:31:30 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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A Very Big Congratulations on your award, Nadya!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn.

7/25/2007 7:40:53 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Nadya!!!

7/25/2007 7:50:03 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congratulations Nadya to this BEAUTIFUL capture of this water lily....

7/25/2007 9:03:31 AM

 
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Congratulations, Nadya!

7/25/2007 9:11:35 AM

 
Charlene Taylor
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Hi Nadya,
Congratulations on making finalist with this amazing shot!

7/25/2007 9:33:06 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats your excellent finalist, dear Nadya.

7/25/2007 10:03:25 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Big congrats, Nadya, on this gorgeous finalist, and best of luck next round...

7/25/2007 10:29:41 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Thank you all so much for your congrats!!

7/25/2007 11:16:45 AM

 
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Congratulations, Nadya, on this beautiful finalist!

7/25/2007 11:44:50 AM

 
Judy A. Lawhon
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Congrats, Nadya....a beautiful finalist image!!

7/25/2007 11:54:43 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Nadya :O)

7/25/2007 1:57:47 PM

 
Lani J
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Congratulations Nadya!!! :)

7/25/2007 2:47:49 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Beautiful finalist!! Good luck in round 2!!

7/25/2007 3:09:36 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Beautiful finalist!! Good luck in round 2!!

7/25/2007 3:09:37 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Nadya!!!!!!! :-) k

7/25/2007 4:25:07 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Nadya! Congratulations!!

7/25/2007 4:39:43 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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CONGRATS NADYA!!!

Way To Go!!!

~Jeana~

7/25/2007 5:32:50 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!! <><

7/25/2007 9:06:07 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Again, thanks so much for your comments!

7/26/2007 12:03:59 AM

 
Michael S. Baker
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Absolutely beautiful shot, Nadya. Congrats on this finalist image!
Regards,
Mike B-

7/26/2007 3:18:31 AM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist. Good luck. Peter

7/26/2007 4:34:03 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Nyda!

7/26/2007 7:14:43 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations Nadya, very well deserved!! <><

7/26/2007 8:09:01 AM

 
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Congrats my friend on an excellent finalist.

7/26/2007 11:58:44 AM

 
Milan Banik
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Congratulations Nadya

7/29/2007 5:15:14 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Yippee! A BIG CONGRATS my friend :-)

8/27/2007 12:41:56 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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I sure do love this, Nadya! Congrats!

8/27/2007 4:35:55 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Nadya!

8/30/2007 12:01:08 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist!! I thought I commented on this already? I guess I was mistaken.

8/31/2007 11:16:19 AM

 
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I found them! Oh, so beautiful, Nadya..Silly, I know but the idea of finding something like this in it's complete natural state just thrills me...my hands would shake so, I could barely take the image! I'm making this a fav - I need to show this to my husband and mother tonight! Well done (and hope to see more!)!

9/16/2009 2:34:56 PM

 
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