Ivory waterlily by Celeste Mookherjee

A fresh new waterlily bloom, a pristine beauty growing in the koi pond of the Japanese Garden at South Coast Botanic Garden. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm [600mm equivalent in full-frame 35mm], f/16, 1/320 sec., ISO 1000, open shade, handheld)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...almost 3 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work and center. The petals look so delicate.

  • Thank you, Joy, I’m glad you like it! The bloom was quite new, and the petals did indeed look delicate because they were somewhat crinkled.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devinealmost 3 years ago

    Fascinating pattern of petals, their movement echoed by the stamens, and it’s all very delicately beautiful.

  • Thanks very much, Bette! I think it’s the appearance of undulating internal movement that is a big part of waterlilies’ appeal for me.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I love everything about this!!!

  • Thank you very much, Kristi! I appreciate your continued support of my work as well as your lovely comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, this is lovely, Celeste! Wonderful lighting on those delicate petals, and I love those undulating anthers!

  • Thank you, Anita! It’s a watery world in there, and it’s part of what makes waterlilies so special!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful, delicate shades of yellow and white, love it, Celeste !

  • Thanks very much, Elfie! I was very happy to be able to get so close to this fresh new waterlily!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    Oh, this is so beautiful!

  • Thank you very much, Polly!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...almost 3 years ago

    Just sooo lovely!!!!

  • I’m so glad you like it – thank you! I was thrilled to be able to get closer than usual to this water lily.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Celeste

  • Many thanks, Pauline! I’m delighted you like this water lily, as I was so happy to get close enough for this kind of view.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoalmost 3 years ago

    Such a lovely colour! love it

  • Thank you, Felix!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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