This Lotus shows its beautiful flower in mid to late summer in my Koi pond in Gaston, Oregon. First the large leaves come up and form a backdrop for the flower which hangs its head demurely. This is followed by the weirdest looking seed pod that lasts forever. A fun and interesting flower.
My passion is underwater and nature photography. I particularly like finding patterns and designs in nature and getting down to the very basics with super macro views. In my early years, I had extremely poor vision and, as a consequence, I would get very close to things in order to see them. I think this handicap influenced my technique as I tend to try and create brightly colored, closely cropped, in-your-face images that are easy to see. Revealing the beauty in the mundane is my goal. I live in the countryside of western Oregon and have no trouble finding frogs, birds, mushrooms and flowers to photograph. I also take particular pleasure in recording the antics of my Labradors.
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