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Challenge: Free Study 2020-05 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Sony Alpha a7R III
Lens: Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
Location: Sanford NC
Date: May 18, 2020
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 4000
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: May 19, 2020

What a nice surprise to wake up to a red this morning!! Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

I spotted this lily in our pond one morning and got very excited. It was tipped so the pretty part of the flower was reflected in the water. Up until now the reflections have always been the bottom of the flower petals. They are pretty but not like this one! I unplugged the pump to stop the ripples and ran to get my camera. I got some lovely shots and was very happy. Later in the morning I came out and there was a frog sitting behind the flower! I was so excited! Again ran to get my camera while in my head I am screaming "don't jump, don't jump".

As I shot, I kept asking him to turn around but he was shy and just kept giving me more back. I angled myself so I could get the best angle on the frog but get a good shot on the flower as well.

Place: 2 out of 73
Avg (all users): 6.8302
Avg (participants): 6.7250
Avg (non-participants): 7.1538
Views since voting: 613
Views during voting: 107
Votes: 53
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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06/08/2020 04:31:01 PM
This is a brilliant image Donna. Congratulations on the Red!
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06/08/2020 03:39:03 PM
Really incredibly beautiful Donna. Congratulations.
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06/08/2020 11:55:42 AM
Fabulous Dee - you are sure on a roll!!! A Red in a Free Study - way to go!!! That backyard of yours is providing you with some great shots!!!
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06/08/2020 11:15:56 AM
Wow! Perfection that all came together at the skill of your lens! Congratulations! This is one of the most perfect water lilly photos Iíve ever seen!
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06/08/2020 09:19:01 AM
Congrats Donna on this beautiful image and the ribbon!
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06/08/2020 04:31:03 AM
This is gorgeous, Donna. Excellent work. Many congrats on your ribbon.
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06/08/2020 02:46:26 AM
what a scene - like from a fairy tale...
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06/08/2020 01:26:56 AM
you must be a frog whisperer .. or croaker .. or ribbitter .. lol ..
many congrats on your ribbon and a really lovely image .. the flower just by itself is gorgeous with that stunning reflection .. such still water .. the added frog makes this so special .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2020 11:59:42 PM
Fabulous! Top three. 10
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06/07/2020 07:05:08 PM
A beauty, almost doesnít look real.
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06/06/2020 02:32:27 PM
I love this!

So well done! what a find!
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06/04/2020 03:59:41 AM
Such a clean pond and photograph. Amazing.
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