Water Lily

Uploaded: August 22, 2016 | Entered: August 23, 2016 06:03:53

Description

Buck Gardens is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States. Begun in the late 1930's, the garden has reached a breathtaking point of maturity. It consists of a series of alpine and woodland gardens situated in a 33-acre wooded stream valley. Named for Mr. Leonard J. Buck, who developed the garden as part of his estate, it was donated to the Somerset County Park Commission by Mrs. Helen Buck in 1976.

The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the gardens grow various ferns. At the base of the valley walls, azaleas and rhododendrons produce a colorful display in May and early June. The Buck Garden's peak bloom is in spring, when favorite wildflowers, diminutive alpines, and delicate azaleas all compete for attention, but there is something interesting in bloom almost every week of the year.

Comments

Gord MacEachern September 08, 2016

Just an outstanding sharp,beautifully colored image Bojan!! #1668155

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 08, 2016

So beautiful. Love the dof, light and details. Hope to see this again. #11514800

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 08, 2016

Very beautiful flower Bojan!,
Amalia #11514810

Shirley D. Freeman level-deluxe September 08, 2016

What a great shot of this water lily, Bojan! Great DOF, and such sharp detail in the lily! Well done! <>< #11514814

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 08, 2016

Thank you Gord, Tammy, Amalia and Shirley. #11514859

John Connolly September 08, 2016

Fabulous depth and detail Bojan! What a beautiful floral close up! #11514897

Thomas L Willis level-deluxe September 08, 2016

Well done, Bojan. The lovely soft colors are great around the glowing center. #11514935

Ray level-classic September 08, 2016

Beautiful work here, Bojan! Love the detail and composition. #11514957

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 08, 2016

Beautiful colors, clarity, dof & lighting, Bojan.
#11515033

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 09, 2016

Thanks John, Thomas, Ray and Patrick. #11515095

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe September 09, 2016

Stunning flower, excellent DOF, bright and dramatic image, Bojan! I love the composition too. Favorite. #11515359

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 10, 2016

Thank you Natasha. #11515476

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