Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lotus Pool at The New York Botanical Garden


Lotus Pool at The New York Botanical Garden
Skywatch Friday

Been awhile since I posted a Skywatch Friday but I have been enjoying other people’s creative ways to show the sky. This is one of the outdoor water gardens that are inside the courtyard of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory in the Bronx. It is considered the largest Victorian glasshouse in the United States (it is huge). It is easy to get some nice Lotus and Water Lily photos, even with a short lens since many of the plants are growing close to the edge of the pools.

Here is a closer shot of the Lotus flowers in the foreground. I used my 17-70mm Sigma lens with a circular polarizer.


I am working up in Hyde Park today and have to leave early since it is a long drive. The garden and the surrounding farm are worth the trip. Have a nice Friday.

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11 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That first image could be in a brochure to advertise the place. Very nice.

Minkydo said...

Beautiful choice! I love the flower and the building. Thanks for sharing.

My SWF post

Abraham Lincoln said...

Lovely blooms on the flowers or lily pads.

Abraham

Nina said...

Lovely shot,thanks for sharing.

Have a great SWF.

JumpBack! said...

Wonderful job Chris!

joey said...

Stunning photos, Chris. I'm sure you will return from your trip with many more. :)

AphotoAday said...

That closeup of the two is really a great shot...

Kelly said...

Lovely photos and I just love lilly pads! Great pictures!!!

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing, Chris! I have not seen lilies like this before. That must be some place.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks for all the comments. It is a lovely slice of NYC.

Louise said...

Beautiful pictures. Excellent choices for SWF!