Water Lily or Lotus Flower?
A lesson I learned and would like to convey in this post is to trust your first instinct.
Me and my friend Stefan were in Hoi An in central Vietnam a few days ago and we passed a small ponds with some flowers. The flowers and the pond looked ordinary so I walked past the pond and the flowers. Something nagged me however so I walked back to the pond and quickly snapped a couple of close up images of one of the flowers. At first it looked like the image was over exposed when i looked in the LCD screen but I didn’t care, i just walked up to Stefan who waited for me.
Once i was back home in Hanoi I opened up the image in Photoshop CS and i was amazed by the colors. I’m no flower expert but i think it’s a water lily or a lotus flower.
So something that looked ordinary turned out to be so beautiful. I really love the colors that almost look like painted.
In this close up the colors are even more amazing and can you see the small fly in the image?
Is it a Water Lily or a Lotus Flower?