Inner Lotus

Shirley Sicurello level-classic 7/16/2012 4:12:27 AM

Beautifully done. #1475086

Angie M. Davis 7/16/2012 7:34:27 PM

Lovely! Great clarity and POV. #10232587

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 8/29/2012 3:21:41 PM

Great close up floral capture. WTG, congratulations! #10297477

David M. Montero level-classic 8/30/2012 5:22:14 PM

Beauiful! Congratulations on your Finalist selection Joseph! #10300191

Memoriee G. Sconce level-classic 8/30/2012 5:51:36 PM

Congrats beautifully done.
Memoriee #10300309

Nancy Marie Ricketts 8/30/2012 8:18:44 PM

Ted, just a masterful finalist! Good luck in the Gold round! #10300662

Virginia Kickle level-classic 8/31/2012 7:47:28 PM

Perfect! Congratulations on your win! #10302413

Mariann Kovats level-classic 8/31/2012 7:49:46 PM

Huge congrats on your win! #10302424

Nancy Marie Ricketts 8/31/2012 7:50:43 PM

Congratulations Ted, on this beautiful FIRST PLACE gold win! #10302428

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 8/31/2012 7:52:23 PM

WOW! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, TED! I was still going through the Finalists in your gallery and all of sudden, this popped up!
Absolutely fantastic composition - I love the abstract quality of it - and the lighting is gorgeous! Am thrilled for you! #10302437

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic 8/31/2012 8:07:10 PM

Congratulations TED - great entry and wonderful win!
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Susan Williams level-classic 8/31/2012 8:46:54 PM

Congratulations, Ted! Magnificent! #10302593

Bojan Bencic level-classic 9/1/2012 2:14:30 AM

Fantastic photo, Joseph. Congratulations on your win. #10302885

Anita Hogue level-classic 9/1/2012 4:42:42 AM

Gorgeous First Place Winner, Ted! Congratulations!! #10303022

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 9/1/2012 6:37:16 AM

Congrats on your beautiful first place winner, Ted. #10303349

Lindley Johnson level-classic 9/1/2012 7:35:46 AM

A stunning image! Congratulations on your beautiful First Place Win, Joseph! #10303452

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/1/2012 7:55:24 AM

Congratulations on your first place winner. Beautiful flower. #10303480

Barbara Socor level-classic 9/1/2012 8:10:22 AM

A gorgeous composition! Congrats on a first class first place! #10303502

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 9/1/2012 8:42:53 AM

simply stunning!! congrats!! #10303550

Joseph T. Pilonero level-classic 9/1/2012 9:29:44 AM

Thanks, everyone. This made my day! TED #10303652

Carol Flisak level-classic 9/1/2012 11:03:16 AM

A stunning image! Congratulations on your gorgeous first place win, Ted! #10303740

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 9/1/2012 11:47:28 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic 1st Place Gold Winner Joseph!!

jo ann c. #10303803

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 9/1/2012 12:08:47 PM

CONGRATS On your Gold Medal, Joseph! Well deserved!
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Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 9/1/2012 12:44:31 PM

Gorgeous image! Congratulations on your well deserved 1st place Win! #10303910

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 9/1/2012 2:04:43 PM

Great job TED - congratulations!!! #10304096

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/1/2012 2:59:17 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Winner Joseph! #10304211

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 9/2/2012 5:22:24 AM

Congrats on your fist place win for this awesome image! #10304941

Richard B. Hallick level-classic 9/2/2012 7:09:42 AM

Congratulations, TED. This is a stunning close up image. Just beautiful. #10305168

Lydia Williams level-classic 9/2/2012 9:04:38 AM

Beautiful, Congratulations! #10305277

Jill Odice level-classic 9/2/2012 3:52:16 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winning image! Stunning! #10305721

Christine Czernin level-classic 9/3/2012 12:14:25 PM

Bib congratulations on your gold win, it's a beauty. #10306838

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 9/3/2012 6:56:19 PM

Huge congrats, Ted, on your outstanding GOLD. #10307373

David M. Montero level-classic 9/5/2012 8:58:36 AM

Congratulations Joseph! Stuning capture. #10309786

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 9/12/2012 2:50:13 AM

A belated but BIG CONGRATZ on this stunner floral capture and First Place Gold, Ted.

UB. #10319308

Karen Celella level-classic 9/13/2012 9:50:18 AM

Huge congratulations on your amazing first place winner, TED! #10321391

Maria Coulson level-classic 9/25/2012 8:13:45 PM

Ted, I am way behind but finally I am looking at last month's winners. What a wonderful surprise to see this one with a first place gold. Huge congratulations. Well deserved. #10341572

Laura D. Greene level-classic 9/30/2012 3:25:01 PM

Ted, WOW and congratulations!!! Indeed a great winner. #10347952

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 4/28/2013 9:50:12 AM

This is a very beautiful Winner, Ted! #10670418

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 7/4/2013 6:35:32 AM

Very Pretty! #10756103

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Description

As they mature, the lotus flower builds a large conical seed pod in its center. The lotus are in full bloom in July in the Kenilworth National Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC., and can be found in all stages, buds to full seed pods after the flower has gone.

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D

Uploaded on 7/16/2012 4:07:59 AM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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