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You are looking at new growth on a very large staghorn fern. The way this sterile leaf (or basal frond) partially wraps around a group of young foliar fronds reminded me of lily pads, which I associate with Japanese gardens — thus my title.

Special Recognition in the worldwide Botanicals juried art competition and appears in the Botanicals Art Exhibition – April 2011 at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

RedBubble Explore – Featured Photography (December 2012)

Winner of “Patterns in Nature” challenge in Monochrome in Color (November 2012)

Top 10 in “Monochrome – Leaves” in Monochrome in Color (March 2012)

Top 10 in “Ferns” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (September 2011)

Featured in Nature’s Patterns and Designs (8 April 2013)

Featured in Perfect Harmonies (25 December 2012)

Featured in Best of RedBubble (24 August 2012)

Featured in Monochrome in Color (15 March 2012)

Featured in Elite Images (3 September 2011)

Featured in Close-up Flower & Leaf Detail group (8 September 2011)

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Passionate about photography, especially nature subjects!

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  • Antanas
    Antanasover 3 years ago

    great capture

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Hi Celeste, you always handle color and light so well and your compositions are unique and always have such high visual interest and this is definitely an example of that.. !

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    lovely image

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition

  • Thanks, Wendy. This one beckoned me. I couldn’t ignore it. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AroonKalandy
    AroonKalandyover 3 years ago


  • Thank you! I truly appreciate the feature. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • EdsMum
    EdsMumover 3 years ago

    Congratulations. 03/9/2011….Shirley

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    Many congratulations for the features and top 10 placement . . .a really lovely piece of work and the acclaim is well deserved.

  • Thanks, Teresa. I’m quite fond of this one myself, but it’s such a quiet and subtle image that I’m pleasantly surprised at the attention it has received lately.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    September 8,2011

  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful and inspiring.

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